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What’s the Future of Chinese Hacking?

  • Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:59

After years of public reporting on the theft of intellectual property, business strategies, and trade secrets, last month the cybersecurity firm FireEye issued a reportheadlining a steep decline in Chinese cyber espionage against organizations in the US and 25 other countries.

A plainclothed police officer holds on to a lawyer for the rights activist Xu Zhiyong after he was sentenced to four years in jail by a court in Beijing © FT montage; Reuters

Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

  • Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:53

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired

Chinese soldiers image via Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock.com

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex

  • Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:06

China’s refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.

A Uyghur man looks on as a truck carrying paramilitary policemen travels along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang (May 23, 2014).

Brits Blacklist East Turkestan Islamic Movement

  • Wed, 07/27/2016 - 19:03

And U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice had “a candid exchange” about ETIM during her recent visit to Beijing.

Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009. Photo: RFA

Give the Sakharov Prize to an Uighur Intellectual

  • Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:07

The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year in October, to honor individuals or organizations who have dedicated their lives to defending human rights and fundamental freedoms.

There are more than 20 million Muslims in China. For some, piety is a dangerous political act.

  • Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

For devout Muslims, Ramadan, the lunar month when they fast from dawn to dusk, is a time for self-discipline, reflection, and deepening their relationship with God and others.

Dear Uyghur — On the Fear and Beauty of a People

  • Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00

I didn’t grow up in the most free of countries. There was always a looming knowledge that saying the wrong thing could land you in jail.

An ethnic Uighur woman carrying bread walks past armed Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear as they stand guard on a main street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region. REUTERS/David Gray

China’s Muslims: The Dragon and the Crescent

  • Wed, 07/13/2016 - 21:44

Muslims in China are free to practice their faith — as long as it’s on the government’s terms

EU Must Push China on Human Rights, With or Without the UK

  • Tue, 07/12/2016 - 21:14

China might think Europe is weak right now, but the EU must not water down its commitment to human rights and democracy.

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2016

  • Tue, 07/12/2016 - 21:11

In Xinjiang, repressive state policies continued throughout 2015 amid escalating violence in the region, with security crackdowns and intrusive restrictions on free expression, assembly and movement.

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