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2009-09-19 13:18:43

A city official in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, says the local government has not decided whether to allow the screening of a movie about exiled activist Rebiya Kadeer. Kaohsiung Department of Information Director Hsu Li-ming said it remained unclear whether local officials will allow The 10 Conditions of Love to be shown at a local film festival running from Oct. 16-29, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported Saturday. Kadeer, a Uighur political activist, is viewed by China as a terrorist responsible...

2009-08-08 12:37:53

A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said several demonstrators waited for Kadeer outside Saturday's screening of the film 10 Conditions of Love at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kadeer insists while the Chinese government attempts to portray her as a terrorist, she is actually focused on achieving peace. I'm a mother, I'm a...

2009-07-26 11:13:33

The director of the Melbourne International Film Festival said Sunday the Australian festival's Web site was repeatedly attacked by computer hackers. Festival director Richard Moore told CNN that Saturday's computer attacks were in response to the documentary The 10 Conditions of Love that is set to air during the annual festival. Conditions follows the fallout from World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer's attempts to gain greater autonomy for the Uyghur minority group in China's...

2008-08-04 18:00:02

KASHGAR, China _ China said Monday that two assailants in a truck mowed down a group of jogging policemen, then tossed grenades and slashed gasping survivors with knives in an attack that left 16 officers dead in this restive Muslim region in the nation's far west. It was the bloodiest such attack in recent times in China, and it sent trepidation through the country just four days before the Summer Olympic Games open. The state news agency, Xinhua, said the policemen were jogging at about...

2006-04-10 23:10:07

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 100 U.S. congressmen have urged President George W. Bush to help secure the release of a jailed Chinese democracy campaigner when Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington next week. A Chinese court jailed Yang Jianli, president of the Boston-based Foundation for China in the 21st Century, for five years in 2002, accusing him of spying for Taiwan and illegal entry. "We respectfully ask that you make the case to President Hu that his country would...

2006-01-20 02:33:27

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities arrested more than 18,000 people for national security reasons in the mainly Muslim western region of Xinjiang last year, a newspaper said on Friday, which a dissident described as a rise of a quarter. Uighur activists, who Beijing says are terrorists trying to split China, have been struggling for decades for self-determination in remote Xinjiang, formally established as an autonomous region on October 1, 1955. The official...

2005-10-21 02:23:31

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China commonly frees political prisoners before major state visits, but a human rights activist said on Friday changing attitudes meant there may be no releases ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's November trip. The releases are seen as giving Beijing bargaining power before visits as a gesture of goodwill, but John Kamm, whose Dui Hua Foundation works to free Chinese political prisoners, said that thinking may be changing. "There has been a...

2005-10-18 03:14:54

By Emma Graham-Harrison URUMQI, China (Reuters) - China has arrested 19 foreigners on terrorism charges in its restive northwestern region of Xinjiang and told the children of a freed dissident they cannot go abroad, a regional leader said on Tuesday. Beijing has waged a relentless campaign against militants from Xinjiang's Uighur minority who have struggled for decades to make the region an independent state called East Turkestan and whom China has labeled foreign-backed...

2005-09-30 03:12:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has warned American travellers to be vigilant against a terrorist attack in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang after Beijing told police there to be prepared for danger. The call came ahead of the 50th anniversary on Saturday of the establishment of Xinjiang as an autonomous region. Muslim Uighur militants, whom Beijing calls terrorists or separatists, have been struggling for decades to make the remote region, formally established...

2005-09-06 00:46:39

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Separatists in China's far-flung, predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang are the main terror threat to the country, killing 160 people and wounding 440 over the past decade, officials were quoted on Tuesday as saying. Beijing keeps a tight grip on northwestern Xinjiang, which shares a border with Afghanistan, Pakistan, three former Soviet republics, Russia and Mongolia and where ethnic Uighur militants have been struggling for decades to set...


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  • To talk saucily.
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