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Viewpoint with James Zogby: July 23, 2009 Episode

  • Fri, 07/24/2009 - 12:00

On This edition of “Viewpoint with James Zogby”- Guests included Rebiya Kadeer, international human rights advocate and “Mother of the Uyghur”; Alim Seytoff, General Secretary of the Uyghur American Association; Ed Gabriel, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, President and CEO of Gabriel Company, LLC; and Maen Areikat, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s representative to the United States.

The Xinjiang Crisis: A Test for Beijing's Carrot-and-Stick Strategy

  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00

Calm has been superficially restored to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XAR), where an outbreak of ethnic violence on July 5 led to the death of more than 197 Han Chinese and Uighurs, according to an official count.

China's media controls and the 'July 5 incident' in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00

China is experiencing mounting unrest virtually everywhere in the country

Uighurs taken by police do not return

  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00

Uighur Turks continue to wait anxiously following the eruption of fierce clashes on July 5 in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Uyghur commoners against the new enclosures in Xinjiang, China

  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00

The latest popular riots in Xinjiang highlight not only the ongoing contradictions within current Chinese-style neoliberal capitalism but also the historically long-standing opposition among various minorities against an ethnically dominant state power in China.

Xinjiang, Tibet disharmonise China's harmony

  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:00

Visual of burnt cars, smashed stores, protestors with knives and bricks, and blood everywhere in China’s western Xinjiang region have gained attention of the international community of late. These pictures not only disturb observers, but also shatter the claim of the government in Beijing, which is making all possible efforts to project China as a harmonious society.

If Only the Uyghurs had Twitter

  • Wed, 07/22/2009 - 12:00

More than 4,000 Uyghurs have been arrested by the Chinese government since July 5. Hundreds of civilians have been killed. Thousands have been injured. This violence follows the pattern of arbitrary detention, imprisonment, torture and execution that has enraged Westerners when it has occurred in places like Iran.

The Road From Xingjiang

  • Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:00

Beijing is busy releasing propaganda pictures of smiling Han Chinese leaving the hospital having just recovered from the Uighur riots. Smiling children, colorful flowers and pink-cheeked local officials feature prominently in the photos.

China's oppression of Uyghurs remains largely ignored by the global community

  • Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:00

"Horrible video footage posted on the internet regarding the July 5th Urumqi massacre has brought some international attention and at the same time revealed the bitter reality that can be summarized as miserable Uyghurs

The crisis where?

  • Sun, 07/19/2009 - 12:00

Over the past two weeks, deadly clashes in the Xinjiang province of western China have hit the headlines, highlighting the deep tension between the Uighurs - the Muslim, ethnic Turkic people native to the province - and the ethnic Chinese inhabitants who have settled there more recently.