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Rabiya Kadeer at a press conference that held in Japan, 23 Feb, 2017

Kadeer wants to visit if it does not cause trouble

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:05

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer on Saturday said she would accept an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) to visit Taiwan on condition that it does not cause repercussions for Taiwanese.

Exiled Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks about alleged atrocities by Chinese authorities against ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang, at a press conference in Tokyo on October 19, 2015 Yoshikazu TSUNO, AFP/File

Some Uighurs fighting and dying in Syria: exiled leader

  • Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:00

An exiled advocate for China's ethnic Uighur minority said Monday that some of the group were fighting and dying in Syria -- including for Islamic State (IS) -- though she claimed they had been duped into doing so.

Former head of the Education Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sattar Sawut

China probes seven for graft in Xinjiang's restive deep south

  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:21

China is investigating seven people, mostly security officials, in the restive deep south of troubled Xinjiang region on suspicion of graft, the regional government's anti-corruption watchdog said.

Persecution of Tibetans and Uyghurs: EP Conference Sheds Light on Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy

  • Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:37

On 8 February 2017, the UNPO in collaboration with the ICT and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels entitled "Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy: Impacts and Dangers for Tibetans and Uyghurs"

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. Photo: RFA

Ilham Tothi prison appeal

  • Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:32

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China. 

Tursunjan Memet, one of the web administrators of the Uyghur-language website Misranim, in northwestern China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Chinese Authorities Turn a Deaf Ear to a Uyghur Mother’s Dying Wish

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 17:24

Police in Xinjiang refuse to allow family visits for a webmaster held in a pre-Ramadan crackdown.

Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project

  • Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:49

OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.

FILE - An instructor points out Mandarin characters on a whiteboard at a night class for people learning Mandarin as a second language in Singapore, Sept. 1, 2009.

China to Push Mandarin for Minorities

  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 14:29

 China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests, and will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction.

Tsai gov't risks China wrath over Uighur activist's visa

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:41

Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has accepted the invitation to visit Taiwan on March, a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday, urging the government to approve her visa application.

Left to right, Japan Uyghur Association president Ilham Mahmut, Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Chairman Liu I-te and TSU social movements department director Chang Chao-lin display correspondence related to the party’s invitation to World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer in Taipei yesterday.Jan 25, 2017  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

TSU invites Rebiya Kadeer to visit Taiwan

  • Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:38

World Uyghur Congress president Rebiya Kadeer has accepted an invitation from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) to visit Taiwan at the end of March, which would be the activist’s first visit to the nation.