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China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law

  • Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:13

A closer look at the contents of China’s first comprehensive anti-terrorism law.

A homeless Muslim Uighur woman sleeps in Urumqi on July 5, 2010. Peter Parks AFP

Why are people disappearing in China?

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:50

The Chinese government has a novel solution to the growing problem of illegal enforced disappearances.

China’s foreign policy: Well-wishing

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:42

Xi Jinping’s tour of the Middle East shows China’s growing stake there

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?