Saturday, May 20, 2006

Asian News 5/20/2006

Here are some news articles I received from Radio Free Asia. I would like to share them with you. You may read the whole article by following the link. Have a good day.

Missing, Presumed Sold: Chinese Parents' Desperate Hunt For Their Kids
Groups of parents throughout China have formed a last-ditch alliance in the hope of recovering their missing children. They are believed to have been kidnapped and sold in a booming adoption, bridal, and sex trade in human beings.
RFA's Mandarin and Cantonese services report.

Uyghur Dissident's Family Reports Discriminatory Treatment Over Property
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have threatened to close a retail building owned by exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer on grounds it poses a fire hazard. The Kadeer family describes this as retaliation for her criticism of Beijing.
RFA's Uyghur service reports.

HYPERLINKTibetan Broadcasters Ordered To Wear Fur
Chinese authorities in the Amdo Tibetan region of northwest China have ordered Tibetan broadcasters to add fur trimmings to their traditional clothing in an apparent jab at an anti-fur movement launched by the Dalai Lama.
RFA'sTibetan service reports.

Growing Heroin Trade Hits Uyghurs in China's Northwest
Uyghur Muslim families in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang are feeling the devastating impact of the heroin trade as drug-trafficking routes become well-established, bringing addiction, crime, and HIV/AIDS infection in their wake.
RFA's Uyghur service reports.

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Category: China and Tibet.