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China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:28

Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it’s turning Xinjiang into a security state.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Uyghur Challenge and the Chinese Security Model

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:26

As neither China nor Pakistan could afford the failure of the CPEC, local mistrust should be a serious concern.

Oghulnisa Ghoja'abdulla in an undated photo.

Interview: ‘I Wanted Her to be Safe’

  • Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:57

A Uyghur in Turkey says he recently learned that his sister was detained in a political re-education camp by authorities in Xinjiang.

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala

  • Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:39

What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.

China’s Securitization Drive in Tibet and Xinjiang

  • Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:31

In 2000, Borge Bakken argued that China has “never been a ‘police state’ if we define that term as the number of police per population”.

China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy

  • Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:29

Insights from Gerald Groot.

What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

  • Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:23

By JAMES A. MILLWARD
FEB. 2, 2018

China’s Soft and Sharp Power

  • Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:23

As democracies respond to China’s use of information warfare, they have to be careful not to overreact. Much of the soft power that democracies wield comes from civil society, which means that these countries' openness is a crucial asset.

Li Aijie on her way to visit her husband, jailed Xinjiang rights activist Zhang Haitao, in Shaya prison near Aksu, April 22, 2017.

'I Just Left, Taking my Son With Me'

  • Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:20

The wife of a jailed Chinese dissident speaks to RFA for the first time since her 'covert' escape from threats and intimidation back home.

Enver Can, born in Uyghur and subsequently fled to Afghanistan and Turkey, and now a citizen of Germany, receiving a Prize for Freedom from Liberty International in November for his long time commitment to The Ilham Tohti Initiative.  Mr. Tohti, Economist and Activist who sought to create harmony between the Han and Uyghur people was unjustly jailed in January 2014 where he still remains.

The Destruction of Ethnic Identity: The Uyghur People Fight for Freedom in the Shadow of Chinese Oppression

  • Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:59

An Interview with Enver Can, Founder and President of The Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI), shares with us his moving, and often heart-breaking, account of the Chinese attempt at dissolution of ethnic Uyghur.

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