October 2017

Policemen stand guard near tourism advertisements, which authorities used to block off the road to the People's Intermediate Court in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, in a file photo.

Uyghur ‘Political Criminals’ Jailed Without Trial in Xinjiang’s Kashgar Prefecture

  • Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:40

Police say they are given blank verdict forms from the courts, which they fill in themselves.

Uyghur Muslim clerics targeted in China crackdown

  • Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:26

Imams not complying with the Communist Party’s religious regulations in the Xinjiang region have been sent to political re-education camps.

Uyghur Migrant Life in the City During the “People’s War”

  • Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:11

In May 2014 the Chinese state declared a “People’s War on Terror.” This war was directed at what was perceived to be the Islamic “extremism” of young Uyghur men and women.

People ride tricycle carts past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping along a street in Beijing. China’s ruling Communist Party has praised President Xi as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting Xi’s personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China’s Xi sets his sights on the world

  • Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:23

When the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress drew to a close recently, President Xi Jinping emerged, as intended, with a steely new grip on power.

Egyptian women walk near Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, July 14, 2016.

Nearly 20 Uyghur Students Unaccounted For Four Months After Egypt Raids

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:37

After being interrogated by a Uyghur official, the students went missing from Tora Prison.

Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:26

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs.

How China is targeting its Uyghur ethnic minority abroad

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:24

In a broad campaign to increase pressure on Uyghurs overseas, including those in Canada, Chinese authorities are using coercive measures on family members, recruiting people to spy and sending threats to get many from the ethnic minority group to return to China, Nathan VanderKlippe reports

Uighurs pray at the Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang, China. Photo: Preston Rhea/Flickr

China’s ‘War on Terror’ Might Bring About a Real Terror Threat

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:09

In the beginning of the fall, the Chinese government resorted to repressive measures against Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority

The desert sun shines above the Taklimakan Desert east of Hotan in Xinjiang in October 2006. Photo: AFP

Chinese engineers plan 1,000km tunnel to make Xinjiang desert bloom

  • Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:03

Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000km tunnel – the world’s longest – to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang, experts involved in the project say.