Sultan's Song

  • Thu, 09/30/2004 - 12:00

A long way from his homeland, the singer Sultan Kurash is a potent voice for the plight of the Uyghur people

In Post-9/11 World, Chinese Dissidents Pose U.S. Dilemma

  • Tue, 08/03/2004 - 12:00

Uighur Nationalists Have Peaceful, Violent Wings; Deciding Who Is a Threat 'Omar Is Not a Bomb Thrower'

Why China Fears This Uyghur Exile

  • Thu, 07/15/2004 - 12:00

THE GOVERNMENT OF China did everything it could to prevent Erkin Alptekin, the 65-year-old leader of a new exile group dedicated to self-determination for a region in northwest China, from visiting the United States recently. In lobbying the State Department and the White House to deny entry to Alptekin, China's embassy accused his organization, the World Uyghur Congress, of planning "terrorist activities aimed at splitting China."

New Uyghur Leader Calls for Non-Violent Opposition to China

  • Wed, 06/30/2004 - 12:00

Erkin Alptekin, recently elected as President of the World Uyghur Congress, visits the United States.

Beleaguered Uyghurs: Oppressed minority, terrorist recruits, or both?

  • Mon, 06/21/2004 - 12:00

One observance of the Tiananmen anniversary, in Washington over Memorial Day, brought new lessons about China. This was the fourth national convention of the Uighur American Association (UAA).