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Featured Articles» The world must demand accountability for deported Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel By UAA Administrator
The Uyghur American Association strongly condemns the deportation of Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel to China from Kazakhstan on May 30, 2011, and calls upon the international community to demand accountability from China regarding his whereabouts and treatment.
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Latest Articles» Security Tight in Xinjiang By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | Uyghur Related Unrated
Authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have stepped up security ahead of the second anniversary of deadly ethnic riots in the regional capital, Urumqi, residents said on Friday.

» Social management has no room for dissent By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | Western Sources Unrated
MAO Zedong had "serve the people"; his successor as China's modern-day emperor, Deng Xiaoping, had "socialism with Chinese characteristics". After that, the slogans hammered home by China's leaders became muddy.

» In China, a Place Where Maoism Still Reigns By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
Wang Hongbin, a 60-year-old man with deep creases lining his face, took a break from his duties as village chief this month to show me around Nanjiecun, in the wheat-heavy center of the country. It was unlike any place I’d seen in my years in China.

» Reel China: Political maneuvers drive 'Beginning of the Great Revival's' success By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
The epic about the Chinese Communist Party stars China's most famous actors. Theaters have cleared room for it and companies are pushing employees to see it.

» Activists feel heat of upcoming China elections By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
CHINESE authorities are demanding public silence from their critics, including artist Ai Weiwei, who was freed from detention this week, as the country swings into election mode over the next 15 months.

» Washington 'playing with fire' in boundary dispute, Beijing says By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
New estimates on amount of oil and natural gas reserves in South China Sea area have helped reignite issue that had been dormant for years

» Former Premier Zhu Rongji Stirs China Property Policy Debate on Price Gain By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
Former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji’s recent criticism of the country’s property policy underscores the debate over the extent to which rising real estate prices are benefiting the country as a whole.

» China Defends Engagement with Africa By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
Chinese officials are defending their approach to engagement with Africa, saying embargoes and sanctions against Sudan and other brutal African governments do not work.

» China sentences jailed journalist to 8 more years By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
The lawyer for a Chinese journalist jailed after he wrote about suspected wrongdoing by local officials says the reporter has been sentenced to another eight years behind bars.

» China looks to rebalance ties with India, Pakistan By UAA Administrator | Published Yesterday | China Unrated
China will look to strike a better balance in its relations with India and Pakistan and will focus on improving relations with its neighbours in the next Five-Year Plan period (2011-15), according to representatives of the country’s top foreign policy advisory body.

» Uyghurs Face Travel Ban By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Uyghur Related Unrated
Two ethnic Uyghurs from Pakistan were prevented from leaving their country to attend a summit in Turkey following demands by China, one of the men said, in the latest example of Beijing’s influence over its neighboring governments.

» Talk of the Day -- Is 'one China, two equal governments' viable? By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Other Sources Unrated
The Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution published an article recently by a Chinese scholar that advocates a "one China, two equal-level governments" formula for the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to normalize and stabilize their relations for a relatively long time.

» China’s official Catholic church headed for new row with Vatican over appointment of bishops By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | China Unrated
China’s state-controlled Catholic church says it will move swiftly to appoint new bishops in dioceses where there are none, in a step that is certain to worsen tensions with the Vatican.

» Does China's use of collective punishment explain Ai Weiwei's silence? By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Op Ed Unrated
It is strange sight indeed to see Ai Weiwei – a man never short of something to say before his detention on April 3 – so uncharacteristically muzzled. He’s like a bear in a cage.

» US Navy says no S.China Sea link to Vietnam visit By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | China Unrated
Vietnam and the United States are to hold joint naval activities next month but they were long-planned and are unconnected to regional tensions in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Thursday.

» The princelings are coming By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Western Sources Unrated
Next year’s changes in the leadership will bring on a new generation of privileged political heirs

» Paul Vallely: A welcome move, but thousands remain political prisoners By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Op Ed Unrated
One man has been freed. Ai Weiwei, China's most famous living artist, has been released from jail. His offence, according to the Beijing police department, was tax evasion.

» India can remain observer By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Op Ed Unrated
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which was established in 2000, has evolved to become a potentially major player in the Central Asian region including Afghanistan and Iran.

» China: Ai Weiwei Case Reflects Disregard for Rule of Law By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | China Unrated
The release of the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei on June 22 is a relief for his family, friends and supporters, but leaves troubling unanswered questions about his arrest, detention and conditions of release, Human Rights Watch said today.

» Beijing’s Strange Composure in the Face of Crises By UAA Administrator | Published 06/23/2011 | Western Sources Unrated
There are many reasons why Chinese officials might be starting to sweat about the summer here. Cracks emerging in the country’s economic edifice, price inflation combined with growing signs of a punctured property market, wealth being moved overseas at an increasing pace — taken together, these could be indicators of a government whose present policies are starting to unravel.

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