The insecurity underpinning Xi Jinping’s repression

  • Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:33

This week’s visit to Seattle , the District and New York by Xi Jinping , widely viewed as China’s strongest dictator since Mao Zedong, will give Americans another occasion to take his measure and ponder the many dilemmas of Sino-American relations.

A composite image of how the Newseum will appear later this week when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Washington, D.C. PHOTO: NEWSEUM

Welcome, President Xi

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:46

This week our building will showcase China’s growing crackdown on religion, the press and human rights.

Anti-Beijing protesters, holding yellow umbrellas and a picture of human rights activist Wang Qingying, protest to demand Wang's release in Hong Kong on July 23. (Kin Cheung / Associated Press)

Who will speak for China's dissidents?

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:39

The Chinese government is tightening its stranglehold on dissent as it tries to steady its swooning currency and economy.

A state dinner table arrangement in April.

At the state dinner, leave some seats empty for China’s political prisoners

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:30

Canceling this week’s state dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping or downgrading it to a burger-and-fries get-together, as some Republican presidential candidates proposed, would have been foolish.

A child looks out from a door as a Uighur woman walks by in a residential area in Turpan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region October 31, 2013. MICHAEL MARTINA/REUTERS

Chinese Persecution of the Muslim Uighurs Could Drive Them to ISIS

  • Mon, 09/14/2015 - 19:24

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In this photo, dated March 14, 2014, suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Global refugee crisis cries out for action

  • Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:51

Now, it’s personal. Until last week the world’s migrant crisis was abstract, a procession of humanity as statistics. The 59.5 million people forcibly displaced by the end of last year, two-thirds of them uprooted from home within their own country.

Shohret Hoshur

China’s international efforts to silence free speech

  • Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:25

THE CHINESE government has sent covert law enforcement agents to the United States to intimidate expatriates into returning to China, the New York Times recently reported. 

Turkish nationalists fight over the burning a Chinese flag, during a protest to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, on July 5. (Photo AFP / OZAN KOSE)

Understanding the plight of the Uighurs

  • Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:57

It’s known by the evocative term “refoulement” — the returning of refugees to the country whence they have escaped to avoid persecution that can involve violence, torture imprisonment and even death.

Disdain for International Human Rights Standards Causes Uyghurs to Flee China, the Same Contempt Forcibly Returns Them

  • Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:33

On July 8, the Thai government forcibly returned 109 Uyghur refugees to China. By delivering these individuals into the hands of their persecutors, Thailand contravened international law.

Few admirers of Thailand’s sorry role in Uighur saga

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:46

After a barrage of condemnation from the United States, the European Union, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and a host of human rights groups, over the Thai government’s "forced deportation" of 109 Uighur men back to China, Beijing has come to Thailand's rescue.