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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.
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.
Six Uyghurs Die in Village Police Operation in Xinjiang
Police in a village in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region have confirmed a violent operation in which six Uyghurs accused of being terrorists were killed and two escaped but were later apprehended, after a netizen had reported the incident last week on social media.
Mongolian Dissident Hada in Appeal to UN over Harassment
Ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada issued an open letter on Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council, seeking to put pressure on Chinese officials to end the punishments his family continues to suffer long after his release from two decades in prison.
Mongolian Dissident Hada Denied ID Card, Bank Account After Interview
Authorities in Inner Mongolia have frozen the bank account of ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada and are refusing to issue him with an ID card, crucial to freedom of movement and economic activity in China, he and his wife said on Friday.
Ethnic Mongolian Herders Travel To Beijing Amid Grassland Dispute With Army
Dozens of herders from China’s Inner Mongolia region converged on Beijing on Tuesday to lodge a complaint with the national government over a land grab they say left them with scant income.
Veteran Mongolian Dissident Still Under House Arrest After ‘Release’
Chinese authorities in Inner Mongolia are continuing to hold veteran dissident Hada under “residential surveillance,” even after his release from unofficial detention, a U.S.-based rights group said on Thursday.
Chinese Mining Truck Mows Down Inner Mongolian Herder
A young ethnic Mongolian herder on horseback died after being run over by a Chinese mining truck in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region this month in the fifth such case in more than three years, a rights group said Friday, amid a clampdown on information on the incident.
Mongolian Herders Forced Off Grazing Lands Under ‘Ecological’ Policy
Hundreds of ethnic Mongolian herding families in China’s Inner Mongolia region are calling on the international community for help following their forced eviction from a huge area of their traditional grazing lands, local residents said on Thursday.
22 Killed in Farmers’ Market Attack in Xinjiang’s Kashgar Prefecture
Four ethnic minority Uyghur men armed with knives and explosives attacked a farmers’ market in northwestern China’s unrest-plagued Xinjiang region this week, leaving 22 people dead, including police officers and the attackers themselves, according to police Saturday.
Tibetan, Mongolian Dissidents Silenced During Kerry Visit
As U.S. and Chinese officials began a high-profile round of annual talks in Beijing on Wednesday, Tibetan poet and writer Tsering Woeser was once more placed under house arrest at her Beijing home.
China Launches ‘Anti-Terror’ Operation in Inner Mongolia
Amid growing tensions in China’s Inner Mongolia over what herders say is the government-backed exploitation of their traditional grazing lands, police have launched a series of “anti-terrorism” drills in recent days, confiscating weapons and explosives from the the civilian population, a U.S.-based rights group said Wednesday.
Mongolian Netizens ‘Punished’ for Chinese Resettlement Complaints
Chinese authorities have “punished” more than a dozen ethnically Mongolian netizens for “spreading rumors” about the resettlement to Inner Mongolia of hundreds of thousands of Han Chinese left homeless by a 2008 earthquake, a rights group said Monday.
Mongolian Herders Beaten For Refusing to Extend Lease to Chinese Farmers
More than 100 Chinese farmers assaulted minority Mongolian herders when they tried to reclaim their leased land in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a rights group said at the weekend, highlighting tensions as Beijing expands farming and mining in the area.
Herders Blocked from Protest Marches to Beijing
Authorities in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have blocked and assaulted hundreds of ethnic Mongolian herders who aimed to travel to Beijing to stage protests over land disputes at a meeting of the national legislature, according to a rights group.
Five Tibetans Self-Immolate
Five Tibetans, including a young mother and three teenage boys, set fire to themselves on Wednesday in protest against Chinese rule in the largest number of self-immolations in a single day, triggering massive demonstrations in at least one area, according to exile and local sources.
Chinese Flag Pulled Down
Tibetan protesters have pulled down a Chinese flag, put up posters calling for freedom, and shouted slogans at police in western China, defying a security clampdown following a spate of deadly protests against Beijing’s rule, sources in Tibet and in exile said Tuesday.
Tibetans Attack Slaughterhouse
Tibetan herders angered at the theft of their livestock attacked a Chinese-owned slaughterhouse in Sichuan this week, demolishing the building and scattering meat along the road, a Tibetan source said. The Nov. 29 incident near the town of Minyak Ra Nga Kha in Dartsedo (in Chinese, Kangding) county in Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) prefecture, then [...]
Second Nun Dies in Protest
A second Tibetan nun burned herself to death Thursday in protest against Chinese rule, sparking a rally of thousands calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet, sources said. The 35-year-old nun was identified as Palden Choetso or Choesang by the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, and is the 11th Tibetan to self-immolate this [...]
Tighter Grip on Social Media
In the highest-level indication of a wider Internet crackdown in China, the ruling Communist Party’s central committee has announced plans to tighten controls on online social media and instant messaging tools. The move comes after repeated warnings by officials over the explosion of microblog services which netizens use to expose corruption and criticize the government [...]
Herdsman Killed by Truck
An ethnic Mongolian herdsman has died after being knocked down by a truck in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia, five months after a similar incident sparked the region’s worst riots in 20 years. The man had blocked traffic driving through an oil field in Uxin Banner (Wushenqi County) in the Ordos subdivision of Inner [...]
Tibetan Protesters Shot
Chinese police on Monday shot two Tibetans following protests calling for an end to rule by Beijing in a Tibetan-populated county in Sichuan province, adding to recent tensions that have seen Tibetans self-immolate to highlight their concerns, according to a Tibetan source living in India. The condition of the wounded Tibetans was not immediately available [...]