Book Discussion on Dragon Fighter

Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer talked about her book Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China (Kales Press; May… read more

Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer talked about her book Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China (Kales Press; May 19, 2009). Her book tells her life story as a refugee child, as a poor housewife, as a multimillionaire, as a high official in China’s National People’s Congress, as a political prisoner in solitary confinement for two of nearly six years in jail, and as a political dissident living in exile in Washington, D.C. Ms. Kadeer’s remarks were translated into English. She opened the program with comments on disturbing news from China. Her daughter Kekenos read a passage of the book in English. Then Ms. Kadeer responded to questions from members of the audience. Topics included the human rights challenges faced by Uyghurs in China, current unrest in the Xinjiang region, and the reception of her autobiography. 

This event was held by the World Uyghur Congress/American Uyghur Congress in Washington, D.C. Rebiya Kadeer is president of the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur American Association.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Dragon Fighter

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 18, 2009

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  • Sep 27, 2009 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 27, 2009 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2009 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2009 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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