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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... 

China Courts Central Asia

  • Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:57

Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.

Dazed and Confucius: Nine common myths about China

  • Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:52

Everything we think we know is wrong: the various China whispers that have warped how we view the country and its people

China's 'foreign hand' behind Xinjiang terror attacks could be barely real

  • Mon, 09/16/2013 - 21:11

In China, if the 'Dalai Lama clique' and Tibetan Youth League are blamed for triggering trouble in Tibet, the culprit behind the sporadic violence across the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is inevitably the shadowy East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

Important prisoners, like Gao Zhisheng, are required to be imprisoned far from home. Xinjiang Shaya Prison. Photo credit: rfa.org

Important (Political, “Cult”) Prisoners: Identify & Manage

  • Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:15

In February 1995, John Kamm, an independent human rights activist and now executive director of The Dui Hua Foundation, met with representatives of the State Council Information Office and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in Beijing.

A photo from Splendid China, the propaganda theme park just outside Hong Kong

China Only Wants Its Ethnic Minorities to Exist in Theme Parks

  • Fri, 09/06/2013 - 20:18

It’s difficult to think of a more disorientating experience than being part of an ethnic minority in China.