Numerous press reports this week have described demonstrations in Xinjiang and the Chinese government’s response. Restrictions on the free flow of information from the region continue to hamper reporting on these important events, prompting inquiries from CECC Members and the public requesting clarification of items in the Chinese and international press. As a resource to CECC Members and others following this issue, the CECC on July 7 published CECC ANALYSIS: Xinjiang Authorities Forcefully Suppress Demonstration, Restrict Free Flow of Information (reprinted below), which includes hyperlinks to news sources and official statements, background material on Xinjiang, and recommendations for action related to the demonstrations. The CECC continues to track English, Chinese and Uyghur-language reports on developments from the region, and, as a further resource to those following this issue, has compiled a select listing of additional information and recent updates in the press, below.
For additional resources and analysis of other recent developments related to the development of the rule of law and human rights in China, please visit, www.cecc.gov, and browse the CECC Virtual Academy at, www.cecc.gov/pages/virtualAcad/index.phpd.
Information on Continuing Conflict and Government Response
News on Controls Over Free Flow of Information
Newly Reported Information on June 26 Guangdong Factory Incident
For more information on conditions in the XUAR, see Section IV--Xinjiang, in the CECC 2008 Annual Report. See also the following recent Commission analysis:
CECC Recommendations for Action
Call on the Chinese government to:
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