March 2019

Four Uyghur Fighters Describe Dismay After Joining Anti-Assad Fight in Syria

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:18

Many were lured into battling the Bashar al-Assad regime with the promise of help fighting Chinese rule in Xinjiang.

Dolkun Isa (L), the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Omer Kanat, chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2018. Photo: WUC

Chinese officials pressured Canadian university to cancel event with Uighur activist

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:13

Chinese officials pressured a Montreal-based human rights research institute affiliated with Concordia University to cancel a conference featuring a prominent exiled Uighur leader, says one of the organizers of the event.

AAS Statement on Extra-Judicial Detention of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, PRC

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:11

The Association for Asian Studies expresses its strong concern over the detention of at least 800,000 and up to 2 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in political “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, Northwest China

China Ethnically Cleanses Its Uighur Culture

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:10

Mao sought to destroy China’s own “old” culture by making things disappear: temples, monuments, walls, entire streets once filled with lively markets.

US clamps down on investors in China surveillance group

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:09

Pension funds own stakes in Hikvision, which provides technology for Chinese detention camps

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:26

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland. It is time to end business as usual.

“Hanification”: Uyghur Children Cut off From Their Roots

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:24

As Uyghur parents are taken away for re-education, children are surrounded by barbed wire, forbidden to speak their language.

Love Allah, Love China

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:22

Chinese Muslims are struggling to follow their faith amid a growing crackdown.

China can’t prettify the human rights catastrophe in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:21


THAT WAS quite a bacchanalia of spin that Chinese officials offered this month in Beijing: a two-hour press conference in the Xinjiang room of the Great Hall of the People, set against a floor-to-ceiling painting of a snowy mountain scene from the region in China’s northwest.

U.S. official denounces 'choreographed' visits to China's Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:19

“Highly choreographed” tours to Xinjiang organized by the Chinese government are misleading and propagate false narratives about the troubled region, a U.S. official said, after China announced plans to invite European envoys to visit.