January 2019

China pushes Xinjiang internment camps out of sight, out of reach

  • Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:09

An estimated 1 million members of ethnic minorities are being held in internment camps in China’s far west. Beijing says the camps offer 'training' and people will gradually be released, but in fact the camps are growing larger and more isolated.

Uighurs: Nowhere To Call Home

  • Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:06

101 East follows Chinese Uighurs as they flee what they call repression and detainment in their homeland.

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. RFA

US Lawmakers Nominate Jailed Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti to Receive Nobel Peace Prize

  • Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:04

They say that amid a crackdown in Xinjiang, voices like Tohti’s ‘are needed more than ever.’

A guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a political re-education camp in the XUAR's Atush city, Dec. 3, 2018. AP

‘I Dream About the Suffering in the Camp Most of the Time Now’

  • Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:00

A Uyghur woman details her detention in a political ‘re-education camp’ for visiting her husband’s home country of Pakistan.

Video: Uyghur Children Indoctrinated in Camps

  • Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:22

With one million minority Uyghur Muslims detained for re-education, what becomes of their children? They are locked in “schools” of Han Chinese propaganda.

Aziz Isa Elkun with his parents in his village of Toyboldi in Xinjiang province, China.

British Uighur Muslim Calls On UK To Pressure China Over Brutal Crackdown

  • Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:21

Up to a million have been forced into "re-education camps" and pressured to abandon their faith.

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. RFA

The UNPO, the WUC and the NUK Nominate Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize

  • Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:19

The most renowned Uyghur intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, the UNPO,WUC and NUK have nominated Ilham Tohti for the Rafto Prize. With the completion of five years of his arrest, the organisations believe his peaceful trajectory in defense of the freedom and fully enjoyment of human rights by the Uyghur population in China is deserving of this most prestigious prize.

Why businesses should care about the use of forced labor in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:17

Importing goods used with forced labor from Xinjiang not only poses reputational risks but may have tangible, legal consequences

This detention center in Hotan was identified using satellite coordinates. The United Nations has described as credible estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs are being held in such camps. Local officials said it was a high school. Source: Peter Martin/Bloomberg

Inside the Vast Police State at the Heart of China’s Belt and Road

  • Sat, 01/26/2019 - 18:30

Xi’s economic ambitions drive the anti-Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang.

Welcome to Kashgar! Where you can sip tea and watch Uighurs be persecuted

  • Sat, 01/26/2019 - 18:10

China's Xinjiang Province, while ruthlessly clamping down on its local Uighur Muslim population, is simultaneously rolling out its legendary Silk Road as a premier tourist destination.