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The People's Republic of the Disappeared

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:15

From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.

Who is Chinese? The upper Han

  • Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:38

The world’s rising superpower has a particular vision of ethnicity and nationhood that has implications at home and abroad

Legislators abroad unite for religious freedom

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 22:04

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The Story of a Uyghur Freedom Fighter in a Journalistic Career

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 22:00

I would like to share with you a simple but impressive story of a Uyghur lady in exile, who has been fighting with a dragon, the Chinese government, using her broadcasting profession as a weapon. 

Freedom on the Net 2016 - China Country Profile

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 21:40

China was the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom in the 2016 Freedom on the Net survey for the second consecutive year. Harsh punishments for expression and a deteriorating legal environment are significantly undermining civil society activism on the internet.

Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:29

Driving through the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, in China’s northwest, minarets puncture the sky every few minutes.

China’s Tibetan and Uighur Nationalities | Fairbank Center 60th Anniversary Symposium Panel

  • Mon, 10/31/2016 - 22:32

Chaired by Harvard’s Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, this panel unpacks the position of these two minority groups in the contemporary People’s Republic of China

Terror overseas: understanding China’s evolving counter-terror strategy

  • Wed, 10/26/2016 - 20:19

International terrorism has emerged in recent years as a direct threat to Chinese nationals living overseas. As China's footprint becomes increasingly global its exposure to the risk of terror attacks has increased too.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves at the end of the BRICS summit in Goa, India, on Oct. 16. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

  • Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:42

On March 14, 2014, Cao Shunli, a Chinese human rights activist, died in a Chinese military hospital after five and a half months in detention, with her body showing clear signs of brutal physical mistreatment. 

The Limits of Chinese Isolationism

  • Tue, 10/18/2016 - 13:53

On August 20, Chinese state media published a travel dispatchfrom Sulayman Mountain, a pilgrimage site popular with tourists in Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region.