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On Trump travel ban, China says 'reasonable concerns' must be considered

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:51

China appeared to offer mild criticism on Monday of U.S. President Donald Trump's banning of entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying immigration policy was a sovereign right but "reasonable concerns" must be considered.

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.

A worker checks pipes at an oilfield in Xinjiang, the hydrocarbon-rich autonomous region where Beijing hopes to break the dominance of the state energy giants. Photo: AP

China to auction more Xinjiang oil and gas exploration sites to private investors: media

  • Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:51

Move is part of Beijing’s efforts to break up the monopoly of state-run energy companies in the sector, Xinhua says

Chinese Internet Users Concerned About Crack Down on VPNs

  • Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:42

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice on Sunday that it will strictly contain the unapproved use of virtual private networks (VPNs) by Chinese firms. Many Chinese internet users are concerned about the announcement and fear that it will further close off China’s internet from the rest of the world.

Muslim Uighurs kneel on prayer carpets outside of Id Kah Mosque at the end of Ramadan month in Kashgar, Xinjiang province western China. Source: Pete Niesen/Shutterstock

China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:39

FOR centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.

China’s president Xi Jinping ensures a compliant media. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

How China tightened its grip on the media during 2016, by IFJ

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:34

Dissenting opinions were stifled as journalists were forced to comply with restrictions on their freedom in orchestrated press conferences and interviews

Strangling the Media: China Tightens its Grip: IFJ

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:31

From the time that President Xi Jinping said all party media “have the surname party”, the state media did not publish either dissenting voices or balanced reports of disasters or corruption.

China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard at Davos on Tuesday

Tibetans and Uighurs protest in Geneva

  • Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:44

Around 150 Tibetans and Uighurs protested in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday against a visit to Switzerland by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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