News

China tries to stop Holyrood reception for oppressed group

  • Sun, 09/17/2006 - 12:00

Chinese government officials tried to block a reception in the Scottish parliament which drew attention to the plight of one of the communist regime’s oppressed minorities.

Thubron in ancient China

  • Sun, 09/17/2006 - 12:00

In our second extract from Shadow of the Silk Road, Colin Thubron reaches Khotan, once the capital of an ancient and powerful kingdom, now a town being swallowed by the desert

China Targets its Western Regions to Help Cover its Oil Deficiencies

  • Sun, 09/17/2006 - 12:00

Recent huge leaps in China's economic and industrial growth have made China the world's second leading oil importing country after Japan and the second largest oil consumer in the world.

UNPO Welcomes Kadeer Nobel Prize Nomination

  • Thu, 09/14/2006 - 12:00

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the nomination of prominent Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer for the Nobel Prize, made by Swedish parliamentarian Annelie Enochson.

China's headline news

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

China's leaders are defending a new regulation restricting press freedom of foreign news agencies in the country amid harsh criticism overseas.

Uyghur exile group calls on Merkel to lobby Wen for their rights

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress called Tuesday on German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this week's visit by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Germany to lobby for the rights of the Muslim minority in China.

Jail, 2nd trial for Canadian

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

Word out of China is that Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil, 37, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for alleged terrorist activities.

Further Urgent Action Needed for Husein Dzhelil, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison in China (fifth update to UA 99/05)

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

According to unconfirmed reports, Husein Dzhelil has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment and is currently being held in Baijiahu prison in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Some accounts suggest that he is going to appeal against his conviction. Amnesty International fears he is at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

China slams nomination of activist for Nobel Peace Prize

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

China on Tuesday denounced the Nobel Peace Prize nomination of a Muslim businesswoman and former political prisoner who has become an outspoken critic of Chinese rule in her homeland.

Congratulations to the Woman of Peace: Rebiya Kadeer

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

To congratulate Rebiya Kadeer, president of Uyghur American Association, for her recent Nobel Peace Prize nomination, Ms. Hajinur Uyghur Setiwaldi writes a powerful poem in the English language. Ms. Setiwaldi describes Rebiya Kadeer as the Mother of Peace who defends the rights of the Uyghur people suffering under China's authoritarian rule.

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