September 2014


  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:43

It's a striking expanse of rolling sand dunes and oases, peppered with stunning old ruins of the Silk Road trade and marked by busy and outwardly prosperous cities and towns.

Uighur report: ABC journalist Stephen McDonell.

Embassy refuses to deny claims Chinese government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over Foreign Correspondent episode

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31

The Chinese embassy has not denied claims its government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over an upcoming Foreign Correspondent episode.

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:27

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime

Image Credit: Miao family image via Grigvovan /

The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:22

At a conference in Beijing, China’s top leaders offered solutions for “material” and “spiritual” ethnic issues.

Going to Comic Lengths to Stifle Foreign Coverage in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:18

“Ever get the feeling you’re being followed?”

Inside Xinjiang: China clamps down on dissent in restive Uighur homeland

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:06

We set out to cross China's vast western province of Xinjiang knowing that journalists have been blocked from reaching many areas in this increasingly troubled region.

A Chinese official films the ABC's Stephen McDonell as he interviews a local imam in Xinjiang (Wayne McAllister)

Chinese embassy warns of 'wider implications' over Foreign Correspondent story on Xinjiang conflict

  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:58

Senior Chinese officials have warned the ABC there will be "wider implications" over its Foreign Correspondent story about unrest in western China.

Uyghur American Association president calls on China to respect its founding principles, constitution and regional ethnic autonomy laws

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:22

Uyghur American Association calls on China to respect the rule of law in East Turkestan and to practice international legal standards in the region.

Assa Ariyoshi

China's Fruitless Repression of the Uighurs

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:19

Last week, a court in China’s far western Xinjiang region sentenced Ilham Tohti, a member of the Uighur minority, to life in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.”

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.


  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:12

Ilham Tohti, who has become one of the most prominent political prisoners in China after his arrest in January 2014, was sentenced to life in prison last week