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Jewher Ilham, in an interview with RFA's Uyghur Service in new York, March 11, 2017.

Interview: 'I Hope You Can Realize That it Was a Big Mistake to Lock Him Up'

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:42

Jewher Ilham says she will work to win freedom for her jailed father, Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti.

China’s Organ Transplant Problem

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:32

Alarming questions over the scale – and sources – of organ transplants need to be answered.

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016

  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:29

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016 from Human Rights Without Frontiers International

A worker directs a truck (unseen) as water gushes out from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan (May 28, 2008). Image Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?

  • Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:08

China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.

Rev. Joseph Zhang Yinlin, kneeling, takes part in an ordination ceremony to be named coadjutor bishop in Anyang city in central China's Henan province

Robert Fulford: In China, a jealous state begins to clamp down on the lives of its faithful

  • Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:05

Controls over religion in China have been increasing since 2012, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.

How China is preparing for cyberwar

  • Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:38

The US and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.


  • Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:57

Authorities’ show of force in China’s restive western region follows a spate of terror attacks and an IS video featuring Uygurs

Closer Reflection On The Minorities Issue

  • Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:48

Is this an indication that something is boiling in the Tibetan, Uyghur and other areas in China that are dominated by minorities? X

The city of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. / Colegota / Wikipedia / CC 2.5

Suppression in Xinjiang and the fast tracking of radicalization

  • Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:39

Party has a medium to long-term plan of "Hanification" for the so-called autonomous region.

Xinjiang’s Rapidly Evolving Security State

  • Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:32

The recent military rallies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), with machine-gun toting police and armored personnel carriers parading through the streets of the region’s major cities, foreground the ongoing instability in China’s far western region