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.

Uighur men making their way to the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers [Getty]

China's illusion of harmony

  • Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:14

China's recent crackdown on its Muslim minority population will deepen resentment and further radicalisation.

Shohret Hoshur, Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia. Chinese authorities have arrested Mr. Hoshur’s three brothers. (Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia/Courtesy of Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia)

China exports repression beyond its borders

  • Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:13

IT IS common for tyrants to claim that human rights are an “internal matter” and should not concern outsiders.

China’s silk road to nowhere?

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:53

Since 2013, China has been hyping its New Silk Road project. It launched a massive public relations campaign – which even held out the prospect of “Silk Road Tourism” – to turn the idea of a global transportation network into an incentive to cooperate with China and an expression of an Asian “community of destiny”.

The Uyghurs’ Plight: Lessons about China

  • Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:38

One of the government propaganda murals recently painted on walls next to a mosque in the Chinese Silk Road district of Kashgar portrays knife-wielding Uyghurs clad in black being crushed by a steamroller sporting the Chinese flag.

Liu Ping, left, Ilham Tohti. center, and Su Changlan, right have all been detained or jailed for expressing their views online, according to Amnesty International.

The chilling reality of China's cyberwar on free speech

  • Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:31

The Chinese government has declared the Internet to be the new battlefield in its fight against "pornography and unlawful information."

‘Chinese leaders are not known for tolerating dissent, but Xi Jinping is less tolerant than his predecessors.’ Photograph: EPA/WU HONG

Over 1,000 human rights activists were detained since President Xi took office

  • Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:30

‘Chinese human rights defenders are facing the most severe crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989’

China must uphold religious freedom in new year

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Government crackdowns on believers won’t bring the stability officials crave

China’s hardfisted expansionism must be replaced with rule of law

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:23

Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.