November 2019

Chinese 'relatives' visit Zumret Dawut’s house in 2018. Photo:  Zumret Dawut

Xinjiang ‘Pair Up’ Campaign Highlights Power Imbalance Between Chinese ‘Relatives,’ Uyghur Hosts

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:23

Family members submit to invasive questions but know little about the officials who stay at their homes.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

How The U.S. Is Responding To China's Mass Detention Of Uighurs, Hong Kong Protests

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:22

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, about the U.S. response to China's mass detention of Uighurs and the violent turn in protests in Hong Kong.

Beijing’s Secrets of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:20

Leaked documents reveal repression—and embarrassment.

Ferkat Jawdat met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on March, 2019.  US State Department / Via Twitter: @secpompeo

'I just couldn't sleep': Uighur activist calls for China to stop targeting minorities

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:19

For years, the Chinese government has been detaining hundreds of thousands of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in so-called "re-education camps" in far-western China.

Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

Why Xi Jinping’s Xinjiang policy is a major change in China’s ethnic politics

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:18

Beijing’s “Sinicization” campaign extends well beyond Xinjiang.

By U.S. Senate -, Public Domain,

US Lawmakers Renew Calls For Sanctions on China Following Document Leak on Xinjiang Abuses

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:17

The ‘Xinjiang Papers’ detail how President Xi Jinping ordered a crackdown against Uyghurs in the region.

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims

  • Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:24

More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.