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BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)

  • Wed, 11/04/2015 - 20:10

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Chinese armed police patrol the streets of the Muslim Uyghur quarter in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, June 29, 2013.

Uighur Tensions Still High In China’s Xinjiang Region

  • Mon, 11/02/2015 - 20:19

Today Esty Dinur talks with Nick Holdstock, author of “China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State.”

A group of Uighurs protest in Urumqi. Picture: AP

More Violence in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:23

When will the unrest in Xinjiang cease? The latest attack in a long series of aggressions was recently reported by Radio Free Asia, when at least 17 assailants, armed with knives, set upon innocent Han Chinese coal miners sleeping in their dormitory beds in Baicheng on September 18.

Ilham Tohti Documentary

  • Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:19

A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.

The Silk Roads rise again

  • Sat, 10/24/2015 - 22:57

The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.

Wang Zhengwei has been an active voice in China's ethnic policy establishment, and now holds three key national leadership positions with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission and the United Front Work Department. (Image: Chinese Internet)

China's Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:59

Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping has sought to put his imprimatur on the contentious realm of ethnic policy.

A taxi drives past Chinese and British flags on the Mall in London, Britain October 19, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

Britain should stand up to Beijing on human rights

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:52

When George Osborne visited China last month, he spoke gushingly about the huge opportunities for British businesses there. “Part of my job here,” he said, “is to help explain to the British people what’s going in China and how exciting it is.”

Crackdown breeds Uighur resentment of China’s deserving Han heroes

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:34

The security-led response is leading to greater tension

China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

  • Thu, 10/15/2015 - 21:25

Beijing’s hope to reshape the former Soviet states of central Asia is at odds with Moscow’s ambitions

China’s Great Game: New frontier, old foes

  • Wed, 10/14/2015 - 21:21

FT series: Beijing’s attempts to tame energy-rich Xinjiang may be stoking unrest from its ethnic Uighurs