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Uighur detainees: U.S. helped Chinese interrogate us uighur-detainees:-us-helped-chinese-interrogate-us

WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, actively helped Chinese interrogators question members of China's Uighur minority, including physically restraining them so they could be photographed against their will, according to testimony presented Thursday to a congressional ...
Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Author : Qaraxan | Views : 7438

Tearing Down Old Kashgar: Another Blow to the Uighurs tearing-down-old-kashgar:-another-blow-to-the-uighurs

Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road trading hub whose old city is being threatened by a Chinese-government redevelopment plan Alessandro Digaetano / Polaris In 1072, a medieval scholar named Mahmud Kashgari — from, as his name suggests, the Silk Road outpost of Kashgar — presented a landmark...
Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Author : Ishaan Tharoor | Views : 7334

Turkish lawmakers to visit China’s Uighur region turkish-lawmakers-to-visit-chinas-uighur-region

Turkish lawmakers are planning to visit China's autonomous Xinjiang region, the head of a parliamentary committee has said. Zafer Üskül, the chairman of Parliament's Human Rights Committee, said parliament had contacted Chinese authorities seeking permission to send a team to Xinjiang, wh...
Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Author : Today's Zaman-Istanbul | Views : 5977

Police shot dead 12 Uyghurs this month: East Turkistan-China police-shot-dead-12-uyghurs-this-month:-east-turkistan-china

Armed Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear walk past ethnic Uyghur men and a Han Chinese woman along a main street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 14, 2009.Photograph by: David Gray, Reuters URUMQI, China -- Chinese police shot dead 12 yighur rioters in East Tur...
Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Author : MAX DUNCAN, REUTERS | Views : 8611

Protesters Demand China's Xinjiang Leader Resign protesters-demand-chinas-xinjiang-leader-resign

 URUMQI, China (Reuters) - Protesters massed in the capital of China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday demanding the ousting of its top official, amid a scare over syringe stabbings that has reignited ethnic tensions.  The demonstration was a rare public challenge by Han Chines...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 | Author : REUTERS | Views : 5937

The Uighur Dilemma the-uighur-dilemma

Kashgar stands at the very western edge of China – an oasis city that has long provided relief for travellers on the ancient Silk Road. Parts of the city have stood for more than 2000 years and within its labyrinth, Uighur traditions have played largely unchanged over time. It’s a livin...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 | Author : Stephen McDonell | Views : 3463

Turkey supports China on East Turkistan turkey-supports-china-on-east-turkistan

Turkey, the lone voice in the international community that strongly criticised China for its handling of July’s ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, now appears to have mended its fences with China. Only a few weeks ago, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the events as “...
Monday, August 31, 2009 | Author : ANANTH KRISHNAN | Views : 3966

China Releases Reform Activists china-releases-reform-activists

By Kathrin Hille in BeijingPublished: August 23 2009 16:20 | Last updated: August 23 2009 16:20 China has released two prominent reform proponents in a twist following its recent crackdown on activists. Xu Zhiyong, a law scholar and organiser of one of the country’s largest legal aid groups,...
Sunday, August 23, 2009 | Author : Kathrin Hille | Views : 3381

East Turkistan - China's Palestine? east-turkistan---chinas-palestine

THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST 2009Book sales skyrocket for the best piece of reportage on the Uighur crisis "If China continues its policies in East Turkistan, it will bring closer and closer a racial war like that between Israel and the Palestinians, a war with no resolution and no end." This is the judg...
Monday, August 16, 2009 | Author : Mark O'Neill | Views : 4907

Full Transcript of Exclusive Interview with Dalai Lama by Shirong Chen, BBC China Editor full-transcript-of-exclusive-interview-with-dalai-lama-by-shirong-chen-bbc-china-editor

Shirong Chen 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Uprising, but the world's attention seems to be attracted by something else - the rioting in Xinjiang province. It has claimed more than 190 lives and more than 1600 wounded. What's your view on the events in East Turkistan (Xinjiang)? Dalai La...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | Author : Shirong Chen | Views : 3342

Kyrgyzstan Uighur Leaders Detained After Protest kyrgyzstan-uighur-leaders-detained-after-protest

BISHKEK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's police detained two Uighur community leaders after they accused China of "state terrorism" at a rally on Monday and called for an independent investigation of last month's clashes in neighbouring East Turkistan. About 500 Uighurs gathered at a building on th...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | Author : Olga Dzyubenko | Views : 4107

Uighur Detainees: U.S. Helped Chinese Interrogate US uighur-detainees:-us-helped-chinese-interrogate-us

WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, actively helped Chinese interrogators question members of China's Uighur minority, including physically restraining them so they could be photographed against their will, according to testimony presented Thursday to a congressional ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | Author : Grace Chung | Views : 4644

Tearing Down Old Kashgar: Another Blow to the Uighurs tearing-down-old-kashgar:-another-blow-to-the-uighurs

A partly demolished building in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road trading hub whose old city is being threatened by a Chinese-government redevelopment plan Alessandro Digaetano / Polaris  In 1072, a medieval scholar named Mahmud Kashgari — from, as his name suggests, the Silk Road outpost o...
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Author : ISHAAN THAROOR | Views : 4532

Turkish Lawmakers to Visit China’s Uighur Region turkish-lawmakers-to-visit-chinas-uighur-region

Turkish lawmakers are planning to visit East Turkistan (China's autonomous Xinjiang region), the head of a parliamentary committee has said. Zafer Üskül, the chairman of Parliament's Human Rights Committee, said parliament had contacted Chinese authorities seeking permission to send a tea...
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Author : TODAY'S ZAMAN | Views : 3338

China Fears Ethnic Strife Could Agitate Uighur Oasis china-fears-ethnic-strife-could-agitate-uighur-oasis

The oldest section of Kashgar, in the East Turkistan of western China, is the heart of Uighur culture, but it is being razed for modernization projects.Published: July 22, 2009 KASHGAR, China—Ali the tour guide seemed nice enough and his English flowed with grammatical perfection — a ...
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Author : ANDREW JACOBS | Views : 4121

The Xinjiang Crisis: A Test for Beijing's Carrot-and-Stick Strategy the-xinjiang-crisis:-a-test-for-beijings-carrot-and-stick-strategy

Publication: China Brief Volume: 9 Issue: 15July 23, 2009 02:51 PM Age: 15 days By: Willy Lam Chinese soldiers in East Turkistan Calm has been superficially restored to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)-East Turkistan, where an outbreak of ethnic violence on July 5 led to the death o...
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Author : Willy Lam | Views : 4723

Uighurs: China’s Muslim Minority Claims to be Marginalized in Its Ancestral Homeland uighurs:-chinas-muslim-minority-claims-to-be-marginalized-in-its-ancestral-homeland

Uighurs: China’s Muslim Minority Claims to be Marginalized in Its Ancestral Homeland By Zlatica Hoke,Washington, 22 July 2009 The July 5th riot in China’s remote western province has brought attention to one of China’s largest minorities, Muslim Uighurs. Here’s a look ...
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Author : Zlatica Hoke | Views : 5208

Countering Riots, China Rounds Up Hundreds countering-riots-china-rounds-up-hundreds

URUMQI, China — The two boys were seized while kneading dough at a sidewalk bakery. Times Topics: UighursThe New York Times Nurmen Met held photographs of his sons, 19 and 21, who he said had been taken by riot officers as they entered the public bathhouse his family owns. Uighurs rioted ag...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : ANDREW JACOBS | Views : 3382

Security tight as mosques open in China's Urumchi security-tight-as-mosques-open-in-chinas-urumchi

URUMQI, China — Security forces armed with automatic weapons and wooden clubs fanned out in China's restive Urumqi city Friday as worshippers descended on mosques for the main Muslim day of prayer.   Muslim Uighurs heading to prayers had to pass rows of security forces, an AFP reporte...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : D'Arcy Doran (AFP) | Views : 3853

Mosques reopen in China's East Turkistan under heavy security mosques-reopen-in-chinas-east-turkistan-under-heavy-security

URUMQI, July 17 (Reuters) - Mosques reopened for Friday prayers under the watchful eyes of security troops in Urumqi, a riot-torn city on China's far western frontier where 192 people were killed in ethnic attacks earlier this month. Many of the mosques had been closed for Friday prayers last week ...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : David Gray | Views : 3375

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