Rep. Wolf recognized for human rights efforts

  • Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:00

Katherine Cameron Porter smiled as she surveyed the ornate and historic Cannon House Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. It was Monday evening, Oct. 16, and the room - filling with the sweet scents of Tibetan food and the odd rhythmic pulses of Uyghur music - was literally humming with 300 human rights activists from around the world, many in native dress.

Woman Champions Rights For Ethnic Minority In China

  • Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:00

Rebiya KadeerRebiya Kadeer is a former delegate to the Chinese National People's Congress and a member of the country's large Turkic minority group known as the Uighurs. Last year, after six years of imprisonment in China, she was exiled to the United States but is still paying a price for reporting human rights violations committed by Chinese authorities against her people.

Hurdles on the road to Mecca for mainland Muslims

  • Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:00

Arzuguli Saidulla closed her hardware store in Urumqi, Xinjiang, early last month and left home on the journey of a lifetime for most Muslims - her first haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Zhang Qingli elected Tibet Party chief

  • Mon, 10/23/2006 - 12:00

Zhang Qingli was elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday.

China bans student-founded AIDS group

  • Thu, 10/19/2006 - 12:00

China has banned an unregistered non-governmental AIDS group founded by university students in the far western region of Xinjiang, an activist and a lawyer said on Thursday.

Canada not protecting its own

  • Thu, 10/19/2006 - 12:00

Husseyin Celil is being treated as a terrorist in China but Stephen Harper doesn't seem to care

China defends control over religion in Uighur region

  • Tue, 10/17/2006 - 12:00

China defended its crackdown against Muslim Uighur activists in its far-northwestern region of Xinjiang yesterday, saying they were using religion as an excuse to foment separatism.

Family of Canadian citizen in Chinese prison begs for help

  • Tue, 10/17/2006 - 12:00

Huseyin CelilA family in a remote Chinese province is begging the government of Canada to get their son released from prison, saying Ottawa has a duty to protect him because he's a Canadian citizen.

Video Disputes China's Claim Shooting Was in Self-Defense

  • Mon, 10/16/2006 - 12:00

 A Romanian videotape that appears to show Chinese security forces shooting two Tibetan refugees in the Himalayas contradicts Beijing’s claim that the refugees were shot when soldiers acted in self-defense.

Kazakhs fear 'death sentence' for another giant lake

  • Mon, 10/16/2006 - 12:00

Lake Balkhash, Central Asia's second largest lake, could meet the same fate as the devastated Aral Sea as heavy metals seep into its once pristine waters and nearby China diverts more and more water, environmentalists warn.