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Who Are the Uyghurs Really?

  • Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:10

I was sitting in my high school history classroom on September 11, 2001. Although not in the city proper, I was living in New York at the time, and my father was working just across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Tiananmen Square: Was it a suicide attack?

  • Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:20

With Chinese authorities serving up a heavily filtered version of events, François Picard’s panel probes the likelihood of ethnic Uighurs actually attempting a suicide attack on Tiananmen Square.

World Uyghur Congress: WUC urges calm and caution after Beijing incident on October 28, 2013

  • Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:17

The World Uyghur Congress is concerned over a lack of state transparency regarding an incident on October 28, 2013 near Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

China: The Wisdom Of The Nazis

  • Mon, 10/28/2013 - 23:30

As China’s economy has grown so has Chinese skill at using its economic power to pressure nations to cooperate.


Uyghurs: When "Turning Blind Eye" Lasts Forever

  • Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:27

Interview with Alim Seytoff, President of Uyghur American Association

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer

The Diplomat Interviews Rebiya Kadeer

  • Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:17

This week, The Diplomat’s Joseph Hammond spoke with Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer about the recent unrest in Xinjiang, international support for the Uyghur cause, and her own recent role.

The Roots of Hysteria

  • Mon, 10/21/2013 - 20:04

In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.

Time for China to Ratify International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

  • Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:18

China will continue defending its record on protecting human rights of ethnic minorities.

Uyghurs at a pray in Hotan

China’s Brutal Crackdown in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:33

As the world celebrates Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, turbulence in Yarkand County, Xinjiang province continued earlier this week when five Muslim Uyghurs were shot, according to Radio Free Asia

UPR Submission China

  • Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:20

The Chinese government faces growing pressure from ordinary citizens, reform-oriented media, civil society groups, and “rights defense” movement activists on issues...