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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 [...]
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 [...]
Herder hung himself at government building gate, over 30 arrested in protest in the regional capital
Amidst escalating protests by Mongolian herders in Southern (Inner) Mongolia, on January 19, 2015, a herder named Mr. Tumur, 45 years old, from Zargalant Sum (“ji ri ga lang tu sum u” in Chinese) of Abag Banner (“a ba ga qi”), western Southern Mongolia, hung himself to death from the Sum Government building gate in [...]
SMHRIC Statement to the Forum on Minority Issues Side Event: Systemic State Oppression of Minorities
Ladies and Gentlemen: My name is Enghebatu Togochog. I represent the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC), a New York based human rights organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the Mongolian people in China.
Herders protest economic injustices
Nearly 400 Mongolian herders from central Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Huvuut-shar Banner (“xiang huang qi” in Chinese) took to the streets of the Banner capital on October 8, 2014, carrying signs calling for protection of their traditional economy amid competition from government and corporate monopolies. A banner is a jurisdiction similar to a county in the [...]
Southern Mongolians protest Chinese talk show host’s disparaging comments
Over the past few days, Southern (Inner) Mongolian netizens strongly protested disparaging comments about Mongolians by Mr. Gao Xiaosong, a well known Chinese talk show host, musician and composer. Strong statements and comments from angry Southern Mongolian netizens went viral via Chinese major social media sites including Sina Microblog (“xin lang wei bo” in Chinese), [...]
Chinese Demand Mayor of Ulaanbaatar to Apologize for Criticism of Communism
Mr. Erdeniin Bat-Uul, mayor of Ulaanbaatar (capital of Mongolia), leader of the Democratic Party, and member of the State Great Khural (Parliament), recently removed the last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin and strongly denounced Communism.
Mongolian Herders Protest China’s Illegal Occupation of Their Land and Defamation of Their Ancestors
Mongolian herders from Ejinee Banner (“E Ji Na Qi” in Chinese) of the western Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Alshaa League (“A La Shan Meng” in Chinese) took to the streets on October 2, 2012 to protest the local government’s illegal leasing of their grazing lands to Chinese companies. No consent had been obtained from the herders [...]
Little Hu and the Mining of the Grassland
LOCAL legend has it that the beauty of the grasslands in Xilin Gol, a prefecture in eastern Inner Mongolia, so captivated the 13th-century warrior Genghis Khan that he planned to settle down there once his battles were over. He might be less impressed if he saw it today. In recent years a rush to mine [...]
UNPO Urges Ban Ki-moon to Speak up for the Rights of Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs
Upon learning that UN Secretary-General will be on a visit to the People’s Republic of China this week, the UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization) Presidency is urging Mr. Ban Ki-moon to raise concern on the ongoing human rights abuses faced by Mongolians in Inner Mongolia, Tibetans in Tibet and Uyghurs in East Turkestan in [...]
Tensions Rise between Mongolian Herders and Chinese Authorities
As China declares the resettlement of the last remaining nomads over the next five years, tensions have risen in Southern (Inner) Mongolia between Mongolian herders and Chinese authorities over the illegal expropriation of herders’ grazing lands by government backed development projects. At least four separate protests by Mongolian herders have been reported in the last [...]
Herders Took to the Streets again in Southern Mongolia
On June 19, 2012, hundreds of Mongolian herders took to the streets of Haliut Town, capital city of Urad Middle Banner (“wu la te zhong qi” in Chinese, banner is equivalent to county), Bayannuur Municipality (“ba yan nuo er shi” in Chinese), Southern (Inner) Mongolia, protesting the illegal expropriation of their grazing land and failure [...]
Plans Announced to Resettle China’s Remaining Nomad Population
According to a statement posted on May 30, 2012 on the official website of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, the State Council Steering Committee meeting hosted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao passed the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan for the Project on Resettling Nomadic People within China”. The announcement marks a major [...]
Continuing Protest Met with More Government Violence in Southern Mongolia
The protests continued in Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Naiman Banner (banner is equivalent to county) after a violent clash took place yesterday between several hundred local Mongolians of Tulee Gachaa (gachaa is equivalent to village) and more than 80 police from the Banner Public Security Bureau, resulting in the arrests of 22 Mongolians with 5 seriously [...]
Pollution the Big Barrier to Freer Trade in Rare Earth
Tackling pollution, not freeing up trade, is regarded as the solution to a global shortage of rare earths, the metals that are the building blocks of the 21st century.
Chinese Defense Ministry Praises Enhanced Border Control Capacity of Inner Mongolia Military Command
It is learned from the informationization construction meeting of the Beijing Military Area Command (MAC) that in recent years, the Inner Mongolia Military Command (MC) has made great efforts to enhance its comprehensive frontier defense and control capacity which is based on information system and steadily promoted the interconnection of information networks, the installation of [...]
An Excerpt from the Address of Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, to the Mongolian Parliament at the 100 Year Anniversary of Restoring Mongolian National Freedom and Independence
Exactly a century ago, our forefathers relied on the power of all Mongols in restoring national freedom and independence. Mongols from fragmented parts were welcomed and gathered together. This is how our territorial integrity, brotherhood and family reunion were maintained to this day. As citizens of the Mongol nation, no matter whether you are from [...]
Effects of Rare Earth Curbs Spreading/ Chinese Export Limits Increasingly Affecting Japanese Makers of High Tech Products
China’s curbs on exports of rare earths, which are essential for manufacturing high-tech products, are being felt more and more by Japanese manufacturers.
Popular Mongolian Sites Shut Down
As the Chinese authorities intensify their surveillance over the Internet in Southern (Inner) Mongolia following the death of Mr. Zorigt, the second herder who was killed by a Chinese trucker in Uushin Banner of the region in defending his grazing land from the Chinese truckers, popular Mongolian language Internet sites including Boljoo (www.boljoo.com), Mongolian BBS [...]
Mongolian Netizens Rally for Protest Amid Rising Tension
As the Chinese authorities in the Uushin Banner of Ordos Municipality, Southern (Inner) Mongolia, are increasingly nervous about the death of Mr. Zorigt (another Mongolian herder killed by a Chinese fuel truck on October 20, 2011 when defending his grazing land), Mongolian netizens quickly rallied through social media to call for a large-scale protest similar [...]
Another Mongolian Herder Killed by Chinese Trucker
On October 20, 2011, another Mongolian herder, Mr. Zorigt, was killed by a Chinese oil transport truck as he tried to protect his grazing lands in Huhtolgoi Gachaa of Uushin Banner, Ordos Municipality of Southern (Inner) Mongolia. Five months earlier, large-scale demonstrations across Southern Mongolia were sparked by the death of Mr. Mergen, a herder [...]
Inner Mongolian Right Activist Beaten in Secret Detention
New photos show the abuse suffered by a Mongolian rights activist at the hands of local authorities in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The woman, Huuchinchuu Govruud, is a well-known dissident writer. The Chinese regime banned her books for what they called, (quote) “posting separatist content.” Huuchinchuu disappeared on January 27th. Rights organization the Southern [...]
Notes From an Expedition: All That Glitters…
HOHHOT, INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION, China—The road to our hotel from the Central Railroad Station, lit brightly by neon signs, passes a hulking white structure plunged in darkness that stretches for blocks. It is described by our guide as a new mosque, now under construction in this provincial capital. Across the road is a lineup [...]
President Elbegdorj Vague on the Question of Mongolia’s Policy Towards Southern Mongolian Asylum Seekers
In honor of Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, and Roza Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyztan, the Foreign Policy Association (APF) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) jointly hosted a dinner in New York as part of the 2011 World Leadership Forum on September 22, 2011. Three members of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center [...]
Two Southern Mongolian Writers Awarded Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Grant
Two Southern (Inner) Mongolian dissident writers, Mr. Hada and Mr. Tumenulzii Buyanmend, have been awarded the Human Rights Watch 2011 Hellman-Hammett Grant for their commitment to free expression. According to Human Rights Watch, 48 writers from 24 countries have been honored with the grant this year for “their commitment to free expression and their courage [...]
Mongolians Struggle Under Chinese Rule
In the great prayer hall, from noon to evening, one hundred and eight monks chant one hundred and eight sutras, led by the high lama Arja Ripoche. It took a long journey for him to be here today. Once being an upstanding citizen of China, he fled the country thirteen years ago.
Is “Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Today Independent Mongolia’s Tomorrow”?
On August 4, 2011, a group of citizens of the independent country of Mongolia held a press conference in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar in support of calls for the human rights of Southern (Inner) Mongolians.
China Offers Mongolia $500 Million Loan in Return for a Promise to Deny Sanctuary to Southern (Inner) Mongolians?
Prime Minister of Mongolia S. Batbold just returned from a visit to the People’s Republic of China. During his visit, the Prime Minister entered into an agreement with the southern neighbor in which Mongolia would receive a $500 Million loan. According to a source the agreement was discussed as early as 2002 when the Chinese [...]