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Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs

  • Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:00

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently challenged Thailand’s repatriations of Uyghurs to China. This act, under international law could be termed refoulement, the return of a victim to their persecutor. Why would Thailand do this? The answer reflects both a long-term reality and a new political commonality.

Capitalism-loving disease: Xinjiang hidden HIV epidemic

  • Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:11

Last January, one of Western China’s foremost HIV/AIDS advocates was arrested by the People’s Republic of China on charges of “endangering state security.” Human rights activists say no one has heard from—or about—him ever since.

Uyghur Terrorism: A Misnomer?

  • Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Conflating domestic protest with international terrorism is unhelpful.

Uighur women pray during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on June 9. (Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press)

Thailand’s move to return Uighurs to China is a massive moral failure

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00
By Editorial Board
July 24

Do we have to be told what is terrorism?

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

State-sponsored torment of Uighur community in China’s western region is bound to trigger a backlash at some point from the repressed minority

Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, June 20, 2013.

Interview: Repression, Dubious Rendition of Uyghurs show "the Real China"

  • Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:29

Exiled Uyghur leader urges international attention to ensure safety of Uyghur refugees stranded in Thailand and due process for those sent back to China.

Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:35

China’s policies force Uyghurs to choose between losing their cultural heritage and pursuing better living standards.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively


  • Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:59

Teaching Uighur children in Mandarin will not bring stability to Xinjiang

China's war on Ramadan

  • Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:56

It is really hard to understand what the Chinese government tries to accomplish with its holy wars against various religious practices