Three Uyghurs Held for Resisting Land Takeover

RFA, 14 April 2013

Authorities have arrested three Uyghurs who they say resisted and assaulted public officers sent to expropriate their farmland for a market in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to local sources.

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Greenhouse gases make high temps hotter in China

The Huffington Post, 12 April 2013

WASHINGTON — China, the world’s largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country’s rise in its daily temperature spikes.

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Amid China air, water pollution, soil survey reveals century-old heavy metals

Reuters, 10 April 2013

(Reuters) – Soil samples across China have revealed remnants of toxic heavy metals dating back at least a century and traces of a pesticide banned in the 1980s, an environmental official said on Wednesday, revealing the extent of the country’s pollution problems.

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Uyghur Boy Hacked to Death in Xinjiang

RFA, 9 April 2013

A seven-year-old Uyghur boy is believed to have been hacked to death by a Han Chinese man in an incident that has ignited ethnic tensions in China’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region, according to police and local residents.

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Don’t Spy if You Want to Be Friends, China Warned

RFA, 5 April 2013

The new Chinese leadership under president Xi Jinping should cease cyberattacks and cyberespionage against U.S. targets, or risk damaging bilateral ties, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf has warned.

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City Air Makes Us Sick, Chinese Tell Doctor

RFA, 4 April 2013

Patients with respiratory ailments in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou believe that pollution-choked cities make them sick and that they only feel well when they go to the countryside, a top specialist said Thursday, following a study linking China’s air pollution to 1.2 premature deaths in one year.

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UNPO Report Highlights Severe Marginalization Faced By Tibetans, Uyghurs And Mongols In China

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 2 April 2013

UNPO — has submitted an Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ahead of the Pre-Sessional Working Group Session on China in May 2013. The report underlines the severe marginalization of three ethnic minority communities – Tibetans in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Mongols in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region – caused mainly by social and political discrimination and exclusion.

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