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Calling China's Human Rights Bluff

  • Tue, 08/05/2008 - 12:00

Every aspect of life under totalitarian governments is political, from sports to culture to business. President Bush and other world leaders attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics this week should stop pretending otherwise, especially to the Chinese people.

Lambs to the Slaughter: What is the East Turkistan Islamic Movement and is it really a Terrorist Threat at the Olympics?

  • Tue, 08/05/2008 - 12:00

Today’s news carried yet one more item about alleged Uyghur terrorism in China. According to Chinese sources, two Uyghur men, aged 28 and 33 respectively, drove a truck into a group of Chinese border guards during their morning marching exercises at a border post outside the city of Kashgar.

How big is the Xinjiang threat?

  • Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00

China has for months been warning that Xinjiang terrorists were planning attacks during the Olympics - fears that now appear well-founded.

Has China got a terrorist problem?

  • Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00

The Uighur attack in the northwest was shocking but not a precursor to a bigger outrageRosemary Righter.

The World Under Fire

  • Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

In the past ten days, bombs have ripped people apart in high profile, bloody locations like Baghdad and India, killed more in relatively safe locations like Kunming and Istanbul and scared others in Spain. The world is on fire and Beijing is about to party.

Uighurs and China's Xinjiang Region

  • Thu, 07/31/2008 - 12:00

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a territory in western China, accounts for one-sixth of China's land and is home to about 20 million people from thirteen major ethnic groups.

Much suffering in store for Uighurs

  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 12:00

After years of repression by the Chinese government, with forced interracial marriages, mass arrests, a threatened way of life, occasional killings and population displacements, China’s Uighur group, which mostly lives in Xinjiang Province, has every right to seek an end to oppression as well as help from the international community.

China's Capitalist Development and China's Rise in the World Imperialist System

  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:00

This is the second in a series of articles about major transformations taking place in the world imperialist system.

Abusing the Olympic spirit

  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:00

On August 8, 2008, the Beijing Olympics will commence. The recent controversy about the Olympic torch relay is an indication of things to come.

China's Unreality TV

  • Wed, 07/23/2008 - 12:00

China has gone to extraordinary lengths to spruce up its image before next month's Olympics: shuttering factories to reduce air pollution, mopping up algae in sailing waters, harassing critics and threatening journalists.