July 2018

Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo (C), architect of a draconian clampdown on ethnic Uyghurs, attends a meeting at the 19th Communist Party Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 19, 2017. AFP

US Senators Urge Top Diplomat to Raise Concerns With China Over RFA Reporters’ Detained Relatives

  • Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

The lawmakers call on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appeal for their unconditional release.

University economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was charged with promoting ethnic separatism and was handed a life sentence by a Chinese court on Sept. 23, 2014, in a file photo.

'We Shouldn’t Allow Ilham Tohti to Become a Second Liu Xiaobo'

  • Fri, 07/27/2018 - 18:49

Veteran Chinese dissident Hu Jia calls for international scrutiny to protect jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the close of a three-day conference on religious freedom at the State Department in Washington, July 26, 2018.

US Officials, Lawmaker Slam China Over Religious Persecution of Ethnic Uyghurs

  • Fri, 07/27/2018 - 18:48

Beijing faces high-level criticism in Washington for violating the rights of the Muslim minority.

Soldiers and paramilitary police patrol during a pep rally for an anti-terrorism and maintaining stability rally in Xinjiang in March 2017.

China's crimes against humanity you've never heard of

  • Thu, 07/26/2018 - 20:47

I first visited Xinjiang, in northwest China, in July 2009, returning to Beijing only days before demonstrations in the region's capital, Urumqi, turned deadly.

Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Johannes Eisele / AFP Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen

  • Thu, 07/26/2018 - 18:30

In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Religious Persecution in Iran, China Must End Now

  • Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:52

Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve.

© AFP/File | US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback calls for a redoubling of efforts to expand religious liberty globally

Washington opens global meet on 'under attack' religious liberty

  • Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:48

 The US government on Tuesday opened a three-day ministerial meeting, the first of its kind to promote freedom of religion which it says is under attack globally.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape the Global Order

  • Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:33

The Coming Competition Between Digital Authoritarianism and Liberal Democracy

Police are reportedly cutting too-long dresses off ethnic minority women in the middle of streets in China

  • Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:28

Women in China's Xinjiang province have reportedly had their long tops and dresses cut by police in a continued campaign targeting ethnic Uighurs.

The campus of Chengdu University of Information Technology, in an undated photo.

Authorities Force Uyghur Students to Return to Xinjiang From Mainland For Propaganda Drive

  • Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00

If the students do not take part in the campaign, they cannot re-enroll in their universities.