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A crisis of faith

  • Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:40

In their response to wobbly markets, China’s leaders reveal their fears

Greg Fay is project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a nonprofit human rights research, reporting, and advocacy organization promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkestan.

Why Uyghur Issues Go Unreported—in and outside China

  • Wed, 01/13/2016 - 20:07

Greg Fay, project manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, discusses the formidable challenges to covering the Uyghur minority in China

VOA Interview with Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti in 2013, Part 1

  • Tue, 01/12/2016 - 19:41

Unfair distribution of political power and social resources

Chinese police remove a camera from a journalist at a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province, on June 28, 2013. — AFP

Chinese Journalism, Interrupted

  • Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:27

From public health to politics, here are the six reporting topics Chinese authorities worked hardest to control in 2015.

Chinese police patrol outside the court where the Kunming railway station bombers were tried. Photo: AP Photo: AP

The Xinjiang calculus

  • Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:12

China's National People's Congress unanimously passed the country's first counter-terrorism law on December 27. The new law has been hailed by some Chinese commentators as an "unambiguous legal document" that "conforms to the new developments in the global fight against terrorism" and as a tool to "help fight terrorism at home and help maintain global security". 

Stop the Killings - Front Line Defenders Annual Report 2016

  • Wed, 01/06/2016 - 21:13

Front Line Defenders reports that 156 HRDs were killed or died in detention in 25 countries in the first eleven months of 2015.

At the Santiago, Chile headquarters of the Confucius Institute

How China Tries To Censor The Whole World Read the full article: How China Tries To Censor The Whole World

  • Tue, 01/05/2016 - 18:49

Already very active within the country, Chinese censorship is now being applied outside its borders, and via the Internet. What are the implications for China, and the rest of us?

Children are among Uyghurs held at an immigration center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

The Uyghurs’ lifesaving escape route to Turkey is not a ratline Mr. Seymour Hersh

  • Mon, 12/28/2015 - 19:20

Pulitzer winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s latest article on the Syria tragedy, in which he alleges that Pentagon leaders, including former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey, conducted a secret alliance with Assad and Putin to undermine Obama, sent shockwaves around the internet.

A Russian warplane that was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Nov. 24. Turkey wanted to produce a missile system with China, in part to reduce its dependence on patrolling jet fighters. Credit Fatih Akta/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images

China Plans a New Silk Road, but Trade Partners Are Wary

  • Mon, 12/28/2015 - 19:03

Beijing’s effort to revive ancient trade routes is causing geopolitical strains, with countries like Turkey increasingly worried about becoming too dependent on China.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship

  • Wed, 12/23/2015 - 20:19

What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.