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Rights Groups Say China Exports ‘Tools of Torture’

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:58

Chinese companies, some of them state-owned, are profiting from the production and export of law enforcement equipment that can be used for torture, fueling human rights abuses in Africa and Asia, two international human rights organizations said in a report released on Tuesday.

Life in jail: unusually harsh sentence for Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti for inciting separatism

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:55

Economics professor from Minzu University had strongly denied the charges

China: Deplorable life sentence for Uighur academic

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:44

The life sentence handed down by a Chinese court to prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti on charges of “separatism” is an affront to justice, Amnesty International said. 

Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced - A moderate silenced

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:42

After a two-day trial last week, Ilham Tohti, a scholar who has spoken critically of China’s policies toward people of his Uighur ethnicity, was sentenced on September 23rd to life in prison for separatism. 

Ilham Tohti in court

China Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life in Separatism Case

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:48

A university professor who has become the most visible symbol of peaceful resistance by ethnic Uighurs to Chinese policies was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of separatism by court officials in the western region of Xinjiang, which Uighurs consider their homeland.

China jails prominent scholar for life

  • Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor at Beijing's Minzu University, was sentenced to life in prison by a Chinese court.

Exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer

Interview: China Can Learn From Scottish Independence Referendum

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:35

Exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer says that the recent vote in Scotland can provide a peaceful model for China to resolve ethnic conflicts.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Fresh Blasts in China's Xinjiang Kill at Least Two, Injure 'Dozens'

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:31

The explosions come amid tight security ahead of the National Day holiday and a major Muslim festival.

 July 30, 2014 A Uighur woman wearing a gown for the Eid holiday leaves her house. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:18

The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.

Armed police in Xinjiang, keeping watch at Urumqi tourist attraction International Grand Bazaar, will be conducting all-day patrols to make sure nothing goes wrong during the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 riots. -- PHOTO: CNS

China wrong on Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:13

China has embarked on a dangerous and self-defeating mission in troubled Xinjiang province and should reverse course as quickly as it can.