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It’s not just Dolkun Isa: India has barred at least eight other Chinese activists from its democracy conference

  • Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:43

Several Chinese human rights activists and dissidents based outside the country have been banned from traveling to India for a China-focused conference about democracy—sparking concerns that Delhi is bowing to Beijing when it comes to human rights issues.

Posting a link to a news report of the visa cancellation of Dolkun Isa, Lu Jinghua said that she was convinced that China was behind her travails too. Credit: Jinghua’s Facebook page

After Dolkun Isa, Indian Visas Denied to Activists from China, Hong Kong

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:24

Lu Jinghua, who fled to the US after the Tiananmen square crackdown, was not allowed to board her flight on 27 April with authorities informing her that her e-visa had been denied.

Image Credit: Financial Times

Freedom of the Press 2016

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:15

China is home to one of the world’s most restrictive media environments.

File photo of an Uyghur demonstration in Washington DC. Credit: Malcolm Brown/CC BY-SA 2.0

India Should Have the Responsibility to Teach China Democracy, Says Dolkun Isa

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:07

The Uyghur activist discusses the threat of Islamic terror in Central Asia, China’s dominance of the region, the need for greater global attention to the Uyghur cause and more.

China: Scrap Foreign NGO law aimed at choking civil society

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:01

The Chinese government must scrap a new law aimed at further smothering civil society, Amnesty International said today.

An event by Greenpeace addressing climate change in Beijing, the capital, in 2009. The law subjects foreign groups to oversight by the police. Credit Elizabeth Dalziel/Associated Press

Clampdown in China Restricts 7,000 Foreign Organizations

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:59

China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping’s drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision.

Inauguration of the Conference on Uyghur Refugees

  • Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:04

The first international conference tackling the rights of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers was inaugurated yesterday [25 April 2016] in Berlin. 

Family of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Faces Severe Hardship, Social Isolation

  • Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:02

Ilham Tohti's family rely on handouts from friends as they struggle to make ends meet on his wife's small salary.

Ilham Tohti, a scholar and advocate for China’s Uighur ethnic minority, at home in Beijing in February 2013. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

Ilham Tohti, Uighur Scholar Jailed in China, Is Nominated for Rights Award

  • Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:00

A prominent Uighur scholar who is serving a life sentence for separatism in a Chinese prison was named on Wednesday as a finalist for a prestigious human rights award for trying to promote dialogue in the troubled Xinjiang region of China.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu(L) holds a talk with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi(R) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing Apr27, 2016. REUTERS/IORI SAGISAWA/POOL

China and Turkey vow greater anti-terrorism cooperation

  • Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:57

Turkey will not allow its soil to be used for activities that damage China's security, the two countries' foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday, following recent disputes over China's Muslim Uighur ethnic minority that had soured ties.

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