China's Far West: Conditions in Xinjiang One Year After Demonstrations and Riots, Roundtable Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, July 19, 2010 [open pdf - 296KB]
This is the July 19, 2010 roundtable "China's Far West: Conditions in Xinjiang One Year After Demonstrations and Riots" held before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). From the opening statement of Charlotte Oldham-Moore: "At this CECC roundtable panelists will examine conditions in the far western region of Xinjiang one year after demonstrations and rioting occurred there. Events in July 2009 exposed long-standing tensions in the region and Uyghurs' grievances toward government policies that threatened their basic rights. Authorities pledged, in 2010, to improve economic conditions in Xinjiang and appointed a new Party secretary for the region. The questions that will be examined at today's roundtable are: How will these new developments shape Xinjiang's future? Is the government effectively addressing Uyghur grievances? How have government controls over the free flow of information affected our understanding of events in the region?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Shirley A. Kan, Stanley W. Toops, and Sophie Richardson.
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