Ангилал: Өвөр Монгол
China marks 70 years of Inner Mongolia’s founding, activist complains of curbs
Hada: “Today is not a day to be happy but to be depressed”
Ethnic Mongolian Makes Rallying Call to Herders in Northern China on Release
An ethnic Mongolian herder jailed two years ago by Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia has been released from prison to be met by dozens of cheering supporters.
Southern Mongolia: Four Herdsmen Arrested for Online Petition Over Unpaid Subsidies
Four herdsmen were arrested on Monday [9 January 2017] for their role in an online petition. Signed by 500 herdsmen, the online appeal claimed unpaid subsidies they had been promised for having stopped grazing on protected land. In response to this, many herdsmen went to protest at the police station and were met with pepper [...]
Ethnic Mongolian Activist Detained After Tweet About Land Dispute
Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia have detained an ethnic Mongolian activist who spoke out in support of his Mongolian herding community near Tongliao city amid a long-running dispute over land.
Parents protest appointment of Chinese principals and ban of Mongolian language in kindergartens
Mongolian parents from eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Ulaanhad Municipality (“chifeng shi” in Chinese) have launched a series of protests against the educational authorities for appointing Chinese principals to the only two Mongolian kindergartens allowed to teach in Mongolian. Outraged by the newly appointed Chinese principals’ ban of the Mongolian language in the kindergartens, Mongolian parents [...]
Protesting Mongolian Herders Are Driven From Government Compound Amid Land Dispute
Ethnic Mongolian herders who marched on government offices, camping out in protest at being thrown off their grazing lands, have now been evicted from the premises, as the government banned social media posts relating to the land dispute.
Chinese Police Detain Eight Ethnic Mongolians Amid Dispute Over Grassland
Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia have detained eight people in an eviction operation targeting a group of ethnic Mongolian herders and driving them from their summer pastures, activists and local residents said on Wednesday.
Herders Blockade Disputed Highway Project in China’s Inner Mongolia
Ethnic Mongolian herders in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia on Friday blocked construction traffic en route to a highway project in protest at the use of their grazing lands.
Chinese Police Hold 30 Ethnic Mongolian Herders After Land Grab Protest
Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia have detained 30 people following protests by ethnic minority herders over the loss of their traditional grazing lands.The detentions came after hundreds of residents of Manzutun village, in Ar-Horqin Right Front Banner (in Chinese, aluke’erqinqi), gathered on Thursday in protest at the signing over of their [...]
China Holds Lawyers, Threatens Activist Amid Mongolian Pollution Protest
Chinese authorities are stepping up a crackdown on rights activists and lawyers who are trying to help Inner Mongolian herders embroiled in a bitter protest over the contamination of their grazing lands, sources told RFA.
China Detains Ethnic Mongolian Herder Who Shot Video of Poisoned Sheep
Chinese police in the northern region of Inner Mongolia have detained an ethnic Mongolian herder who spoke out about pollution from nearby smelting plants that has left local people with higher cancer rates, herders with piles of dead livestock and poisoned the soil and water. Authorities in the region’s Zaruud Banner (Zaluteqi in Chinese) detained [...]
Chinese Police Halt Mongolian Herders’ Convoy En Route to Pollution Protest
Hundreds of ethnic Mongolians in the northern region of Inner Mongolia are staging protests over pollution from alumina plants near their traditional grazing lands that they say is making their livestock sick, herders told RFA.
Southern Mongolia: Herders Detained Following Protest Against Industrial Zone’s Illegal Occupation
On 19 March 2016, six Mongolian herders were jailed by the Public Security Bureau after staging a protest against the illegal occupation of their grazing lands by the Bayanhuaa Industrial Zone , a mining complex whose revenue reaches 2 billion USD. The situation escalated due to the government’s inability to fulfil the herder’s grievances , [...]
Southern Mongolia: Herders Protest Against Illegal Occupation of Land
Southern Mongolian herders protested on Tuesday in front of local government buildings , claiming the end of the illegal expropriations of their grazing lands, as well as the destruction of these by the miner’s activities. This long term struggle has until now not led to a resolution of the problem by the central government, opening [...]
Ethnic Mongolians Protest Missile Tests on Grasslands, Lack of Income
Ethnic Mongolian herders in northern China are protesting the use of their traditional grazing lands for military weapons testing, as authorities elsewhere in the region detain at least 10 people for giving interviews to overseas media.
Southern Mongolia: Chinese Authorities Demolish Ethnic Mongolians’ Homes
Chinese authorities launched a project to demolish houses, fences and other infrastructure belonging to Southern Mongolian herders. The project has commenced since the New Year without any consultation with the community. Without a home, the herders have no way to shelter during the winter. This not only violates their social and economic rights, but also [...]
Ethnic Mongolian Family on Hunger Strike in Protest Over China’s Rights Abuses
Ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada began a hunger strike with his family to mark International Human Rights Day in a bid to highlight human rights abuses and ongoing harassment by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, long after his release from two decades in prison.
Shenhua’s Inner Mongolia coalmining scandal highlights local fears
The trees died. The wells went dry. Sand dunes blew in and covered once-lush pasture. Watercourses stopped running, lakes shrank. In some places groundwater levels fell up to 100 metres.
Southern Mongolia: Repression and Harassment of Activists
On October 15, 2015, Mr. Uiles, son of the Mongolian dissident Mr. Hada, who had been imprisoned for 19 years, was taken away by police in western Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Bogot City (“Bao Tou Shi” in Chinese) after being beaten bloody. Later on the same day, Uiles was placed under a 10-day detention on a [...]
Chinese Police Detain Mongolian Dissident’s Son Amid Ongoing Protests Over Grasslands
Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia on Thursday detained the grown son of ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada, who remains under house arrest at an apartment in the regional capital.
Потомок правителей Монгольской империи: Я обязательно сниму фильм в России
Дархад Эрдинбулаг, режиссер из Китая, представил на кинофестивале Меридианы Тихого фильм-экранизацию романа Кафки «Замок». О том, как пришло желание стать режиссером, на чем фильммэйкер хочет сделать акцент в своих картинах, как совместить творчество и выгоду, а также почему все происходящее во Владивостоке кажется сном в эксклюзивном интервью с ИА «Дейта».
Chinese Authorities Detain Some 20 Herders Amid Inner Mongolia Drought Protests
Authorities in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) have clashed with hundreds of ethnic Mongolian herders and detained around 20 who petitioned the local government in recent days for assistance amid an ongoing drought in the region, a rights group said Wednesday.
Southern Mongolia: Activists Urge International Olympic Committee to Reject Beijing’s Bid to Host 2022 Winter Olympics
On 22 July 2015, activists from several ethnic minority groups in China sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urging Beijing’s candidature to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to be vehemently rejected. The open letter, sent by a group of Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Tibetan activists, reminded the IOC that the Beijing Games [...]
Briton deported from Inner Mongolia criticises ‘serious error of judgment’
A Briton wrongly detained in Inner Mongolia on suspicion of being a terrorist has criticised authorities for a “serious error of judgment”, which saw the backpackers thrown out of the country.
China Fences In Its Nomads, and an Ancient Life Withers
If modern material comforts are the measure of success, then Gere, a 59-year-old former yak-and-sheep herder in China’s western Qinghai Province, should be a happy man.
Ethnic Mongolian Herders, Livestock Pursued by Jeep Amid Long-Running Grassland Dispute
Ethnic Mongolian herders in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia have hit out a state-run forestry station for using jeeps to drive them away from local grazing lands.
In China’s Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
When the wind blew in their direction, smoke and dust from a huge aluminum smelter would drift across the grasslands where herders had grazed their flocks for generations in China’s Inner Mongolia.
2000 police mobilized, 100 people injured, 50 arrested, 1 killed, Internet cut off, highways shutdown in Naiman Banner of Southern Mongolia
After a three-week standoff, on April 4, 2015, more than 2,000 Chinese riot police have been mobilized to crack down on the villagers of Daachin-tal (“da qin ta la” in Chinese) Township and nearby villages in eastern Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Naiman Banner (“nai man qi” in Chinese, a banner is equivalent to a county). The [...]
Defiant former political prisoner remains true to Mongolian cause
In the 19 years he spent as one of China’s longest-serving political prisoners, Hada says he was beaten, injected with drugs and threatened with death. Authorities wanted him to recant his advocacy for the country’s ethnic Mongolians, whose autonomy and independence he has long sought. He refused.