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White House / Pete Souza

Obama Has Tough Love for China

President Obama’s remarks at a Shanghai town hall meeting Monday were unlikely to please either the power brokers in Beijing or the hawks on the home front. Obama said China and the U.S. were not adversaries, but he also spoke of “universal rights,” which ... (continued)

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Meet the Uighurs

On Tuesday’s “Democracy Now!” broadcast, Amy Goodman interviews Nury Turkel, an Uighur-American attorney and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project. Get to know the Uighurs and their struggle in China.

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 READ MORE

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Tense Times in Western China

Monday brought more news of unrest in China’s Xinjiang region following Sunday’s bloodshed in Urumqi—this time in the city of Kashgar, where police reportedly broke up about 200 people assembling near the Id Kah mosque in the city’s center.

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A Bloody Crackdown in China

It is now estimated that at least 156 people have been killed, more than 800 injured and some 700 arrested as the Chinese government cracks down on protesters who are demanding justification for the death of two Uighur workers in restive Xinjiang province. Here is some video footage of the protests taking place.

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More Than 150 Dead in China Protests

Chinese state media are reporting more than 150 people dead and more than 800 injured in what the China Daily describes as a riot on the part of Uighur “outlaws.” Those figures and the nature of the protests are fiercely disputed by Uighur groups abroad, which say police fired on peaceful demonstrators.

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