Uyghur Related

Turkish help for Uighur refugees looms over Erdogan visit to Beijing

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

The folded piece of paper with a photo of a four-month-old baby tells a story that will loom over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Chinese hosts when he visits Beijing this week.

Omer Khan speaks to a group of Uyghurs in Rawalpindi, in a file photo.

Chinese Consulate Pays Off Uyghurs in Pakistan For Dirt on Activists

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:03

The money is meant to undermine opposition to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, Uyghur sources say.

Open letter to International Olympic Committee from Chinese, Uyghur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:25

A joint letter (below) has been sent today to members of the International Olympics Committee calling on them to reject Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Participants hold a flag bearing the bidding logo of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics during a event to gather signatures to support Beijing's bid, at a park in Beijing, China, February 8, 2015. Reuters

China Winter Olympics 2022 Bid: Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian Activists Urge IOC To Reject Beijing Bid

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:12

As the deadline to select the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics nears, a group of Chinese, Uyghur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists have penned a letter urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject Beijing’s bid.

Uyghurs, a minority Muslim group in China, say they have faced years of oppression under Chinese rule. Credit: Gustavo Jeronimo/CC-BY-2.0
 Yu Wensheng, 48, said his recent arrest nudged him into the ranks of human rights defenders. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

China Targeting Rights Lawyers in a Crackdown

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:00

More than 200 lawyers and associates have been detained, with 20 still in custody. Some have been paraded on television making humiliating confessions or portrayed as rabble-rousing thugs. A blast of commentaries in newspapers run by the Communist Party has accused them of subversion and swindles.

After Uyghur Controversy, China Praises Law Enforcement Co-op With Thailand

  • Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:57

China sees law enforcement cooperation with Thailand as a model to follow in other relationships.

Delegations from China and Kazakhstan take part in a group photo after the briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members by the 2022 Winter Olympic Games candidate cities of Beijing and Almaty at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 9, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters

China/Kazakhstan: 2022 Games Major Test of Olympic Reforms

  • Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:01

Olympic Committee Should Enforce Its New Rules

Xie Hui

China probes senior Xinjiang security official for graft

  • Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:57

A deputy regional security chief and former head of the prison system in China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has been put under investigation for suspected corruption, the government said on Wednesday.

Anusit Kunakorn

Did a fake village hide true story of the Uighurs' fate?

  • Wed, 07/22/2015 - 19:54

NATIONAL Security Council Secretary-General Anusit Kunakorn lamented the fact that he wasted time, money and resources travelling to China to examine the Potemkin village built for the Uighur Muslims who were deported from Thailand.