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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. 

China feels it is necessary to keep a watch over the internet in order to ensure social stability and national security.

China Proposes New Commission To Tighten Internet Laws

  • Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:50

China has proposed to further tighten control over the internet by setting up a new commission to vet hardware and internet services, Beijing's internet regulator said Tuesday.

Dr. Huang Jiefu, co-chairman of the National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee of China, at a meeting on organ trafficking at the Vatican on Tuesday. Credit Andrew Medichini/Associated Press

Debate Flares Over China’s Inclusion at Vatican Organ Trafficking Meeting

  • Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:47

 A politely worded but testy debate has flared over a Vatican conference on human organ trafficking, with a group of ethicists warning that China will use the participation of its most senior transplant official to convince the world that it has overhauled its organ procurement system.

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.

Chinese Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan (R front) extends greetings to staff at a rehearsal for state-run television's Spring Festival Gala in Beijing, Jan. 25, 2017.

Online Criticism of China's New Year State TV Gala Disappears

  • Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:41

The show typically comes in for an online roasting, but Communist Party media have told critics to tone it down this year.

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