Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oh, Joe: One Child Policy Is No Gaffe-ing Matter

There’s been more than one earthquake to hit the Eastern Seaboard this week. Another one came by way of China with a special delivery from the U.S. Vice President, Mr. Joe “I Love A Good Gaffe” Biden. Always a straight-shooter, … Continue reading

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Doing Business With Dictators?

The Associated Press cooperates with dictatorial propaganda machines, according to Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in New York. HRF President Thor Halvorssen said in an e-mailed HRF statement that one of the most trusted wire services in the world, the Associated Press … Continue reading

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Seeking Refuge

The Chinese government should immediately allow access to Nur Muhammed, an ethnic Uyghur, who was handed over to Chinese officials in Bangkok on August 6, 2011, Human Rights Watch says. China’s record of torture, disappearance, and arbitrary detention of Uyghurs, … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Cultures of Indigenous Peoples

Commemorating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued this message and posed this question: “On this day, let us ask the crucial question: who actually benefits from this so-called development, and at … Continue reading

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The Plight Of The Uyghur People Amidst Deadly Attacks

At least 14 people were killed and 40 others injured in fresh violence in the ethnically torn Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China over the weekend, according to reports by Radio Free Asia. Learn more about the Uyghur struggle against … Continue reading

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Appeal Of Human Rights Defender Qi Chonghuai Rejected, Eight-year Prison Sentence Upheld

An update regarding Chinese journalist Qi Chonghuai’s appeal: a court in Shandong Province has recently rejected the appeal of human rights defender Qi Chonghuai and upheld the eight-year prison sentence handed down last month on charges of extortion, blackmail, and embezzlement. Qi … Continue reading

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