January 2018

Foreign journalists say reporting conditions in China deteriorated in 2017

  • Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:04

The Chinese government intensified attempts to restrict foreign journalists’ access to parts of the country in 2017, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has said after conducting an annual survey of its members.

​​​​​​​Omurbek Eli with his children in Alamata, Kazakhstan, Nov 2017

Interview: ‘I Lost All Hope of Surviving’

  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:46

A Kazakh national recalls seven months in detention in Xinjiang for alleged ‘terrorist activities.’


  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:43

It was late afternoon , me and my mother were preparing for dinner. It was a special day for us, my father’s birthday and we were preparing one of his favorite dishes. A sudden knock on our door turned our happiness into an urgent need to move out again.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) greets China's Vice Premier, Ma Kai, as he arrives in 10 Downing Street, in London November 9, 2016 in London. © 2016 Reuters

UK’s May Needs to Get Tough with China on Rights

  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:39

Brexit Means Trade, Not Growing Repression, Will Likely Dominate Beijing Visit

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody

  • Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:39

Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, had been detained about 40 days before his death.

DC Conference: Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege

  • Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:42

On 26 February 2018, the UNPO, together with the UHRP, the UAA and the WUC will organised a conference entitled “Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege”.

Security personel stand in front of an armoured vehicle in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China says 'terror' risks in Xinjiang remains serious despite security push

  • Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:38

Unrelenting risks of “terror” and separatist activity in China’s far western region of Xinjiang require a prolonged security crackdown, state media said late on Sunday, after a year-long campaign that saw increased police deployment and heightened surveillance.

A security officer holding a shield and baton guards a security post leading into a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

Overcrowded Political Re-Education Camps in Hotan Relocate Hundreds of Uyghur Detainees

  • Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:00

‘Overflow’ led authorities to truck as many as 640 inmates to alternate camps, a source said.

China's development push in poor countries worries non-profits

  • Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:58

China’s development push into poor countries is marginalizing the role of human rights bodies, green groups and other non-profits, making it harder for them to play their traditional role as a check on rampant development, advocates said.

Residents pass by a security checkpoint with cameras in Xinjiang's Kashgar city, Nov. 5, 2017. AP

Authorities Testing Facial-Recognition Systems in Uyghur Dominated Xinjiang Region

  • Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:11

The system notifies police via linked security cameras when individuals roam too far from ‘safe areas.’