High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent human rights developments
- Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:56
The Government of China has stated its intention to play a leadership role in this Council.
- Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:27
Beijing has unleashed an “all-out offensive” in the far western province of Xinjiang on the pretext of a terrorist threat from members of the nation’s predominantly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority.
- Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:24
For their unprecedented scale and effectiveness, China’s efforts at censorship have been dubbed the “Great Firewall.” China, however, now has grander ambitions. Without much fanfare, the Chinese government has turned its focus outward, seeking to take its influence over the information environment global.
- Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:27
The Chinese feminist movement has been making impressive waves over the past few years. Largely made up of young women, Chinese feminist activists have been using their fiercely creative social media skills and performance art to bring their campaigns for gender equality to a broader audience.
- Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:43
While religion is getting more leeway in China, the opposite is happening for the Tibetans and Uighur, says journalist Ian Johnson, author of the upcoming book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao in the Globe&Mail. Just last week Xinjiang, home to the Uyghur, saw a strong increase in security forces.
- Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:47
20 years on, the Ghulja Incident has largely disappeared from public imagination.
- Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:51
Terrorist attacks are becoming more frequent in China’s Xinjiang province, and the Chinese government is in desperate need of a new counterterrorism strategy.
- Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:40
Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance under Xi Jinping
- Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:31
The nomination last week of the imprisoned Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is welcome recognition of the role this courageous individual has played in working for the fundamental rights of a beleaguered people.