February 2018

An officer speaks into a radio transmitter at a prison in China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag

  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:14

How one university student was almost buried by the “people's war on terror.”

A security checkpoint in the predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region of China, where authorities are engaged in a crackdown on the local population. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

China detains relatives of U.S. reporters in apparent punishment for Xinjiang coverage

  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:00

China wants 11 ethnic Uighurs deported as terror suspects; the US and rights groups say they should be protected as potential refugees

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

China Sets Up 'Big Data' System For Preventive Policing in Xinjiang: Report

  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:52

The program is designed to identify possible threats to Chinese control in the restive Uyghur region.

Hu Jintao, then president of China, visits a Confucius Institute in Chicago in a 2011 photo. AP

Uyghur Student in U.S. Faces Down Chinese Threats to 'Turn Him In'

  • Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:22

He is supported by his instructor, who tells Chinese students they must respect opposing views.

Conference at US Congress Highlights Draconic Restrictions on Uyghur Cultural And Religious Freedoms

  • Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:35

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

Chinese police patrolling night market near Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, June 25, 2017. © 2017 AFP PHOTO / Getty Images

China: Big Data Fuels Crackdown in Minority Region

  • Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:24

Predictive Policing Program Flags Individuals for Investigations, Detentions

The sign reads "Love the Party, Love the Country" (By Associated Press)

'Big data' predictions spur detentions in China's Xinjiang: Human Rights Watch

  • Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:19

Chinese authorities in the far western region of Xinjiang are detaining suspects flagged by predictive software that combines data on everything from security camera footage to health and banking records, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Kunas (Shinyuan, in Chinese) county in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang

Call From Blacklisted Number Lands Uyghur Woman in Political Re-Education Camp

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:46

Mihray Jume, 37, was picked up by a policeman in recent weeks and taken to join untold thousands in numerous re-education camps across Xinjiang.

 Bizainafu Abudourexiti and Almas Nizamidin on one of his visits to Urumqi in 2015, capital of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photograph: Almas Nizamidin

'I miss her so much': Australian man pleads for wife's release from Chinese prison

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:44

High school sweethearts – both originally from China’s Xinjiang Uighur region – dreamed of living together in Australia

President Xi Jinping of China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing last October. Current law restricts the president to two terms. Credit How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:42

China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao was shown cultish obedience.