Witnesses Report Massive Chinese Crackdown in Tibetan Capital

VoA News, 31 May 2012

A leading Tibetan exile group is reporting a massive security clampdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, as Chinese security forces push to control community life in the aftermath of two Tibetan self-immolations on Sunday.

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How The Chinese West Was Won (By Urban Planners)

Forbes, 31 May 2012

Naming rights to sporting stadiums is big business. How about naming a newly minted city? In China’s sparsely populated west, you can do just that. Remarkably, though, the money goes to the namer, not the builder. A recent competition offered prize money of RMB50,000 ($8,000) to whoever provided the best name for a planned city in Xinjiang, China’s westernmost territory.

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China urges Pakistan to expel Uighur Islamic militants

BBC News, 31 May 2012

China has asked Pakistan to do more to end the presence of ethnic Uighur Islamic militants in its tribal areas, Pakistani officials say.

They say that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi raised the issue with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari during his recent visit to Islamabad.

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The 35th Anniversary of the artistry of Sultan Karimov honored in Kyrgyzstan

The Ittipak, 30 May 2012

On 30 May, 2012, a concert took place at the T. Saylganov State Philharmonic in honour of the 35th Anniversary of the artistry of Sultan Karimov. The event was attended by many distinguished guests, including by representatives of the government, parliament and ministries.

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WUC Continues to Condemn the Disappearance of Ershidin Israel One Year on

Press Release – For immediate release
30 May 2012
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The WUC condemns in the strongest possible terms the ongoing disappearance of Ershidin Israel, as the 30 May marks the one year anniversary of his deplorable extradition from Kazakhstan to China from which his whereabouts remain unknown. This extradition represents one of many extraditions in which international customary law has been flouted, putting the lives of many Uyghurs at risk upon their return to China. The WUC also calls upon Beijing to provide information on his well-being, his case and his whereabouts so that he ceases to be yet another potential disappeared person.

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DPJ lawmakers rap China for blasting Japan over Uyghur world confab

The Mainichi, 30 May 2012

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Four Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers rapped Chinese Ambassador to Japan Chen Yonghua on Tuesday for his criticism of Japan for allowing a general assembly of the World Uyghur Congress to be held in Tokyo earlier this month.

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‘China increasing pressure on Rebiya Kadeer’s sons’

ZEENEWS, 30 May 2012

Washington: The Uyghur American Association (UAA) has alleged that Chinese officials are increasing pressure on the imprisoned sons of Rebiya Kadeer and forced them to sign ownership documents.

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Exile Uyghur Leader’s Children Pressured

RFA, 30 May 2012

Officials plan to demolish buildings in Urumqi formerly owned by Rebiya Kadeer and her family.

Officials in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have forced exile Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer’s son to give up the family’s property, an overseas rights group said Wednesday, as Beijing increases the pressure on the activist’s family.

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