A Uighur boy with a flag of East Turkestan, the term separatist Uighurs and Turks use to refer to the Uighurs' homeland in China's Xinjiang region. AP

China and Australia's complicated security relationship

  • Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:13

A few days after the Australian government blocked the attempt by two Chinese companies to take a controlling interest in NSW electricity provider Ausgrid, a conference was held in Canberra to discuss increased co-operation between China and Australia over terrorism.

A press conference held by One Free World International president Majed El Shaife (L) along with Sheng Xue president of Federation for Democratic China ask PM Justin Trudeau to question Chinese government about human rights and democracy movement on his upcoming trip to China. on Thursday August 25, 2016 in Toronto. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

PM urged to use China visit to aid held Canadians

  • Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:02

A week ahead of Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to China as prime minister, several human rights advocates are pleading with him to address the issue of two Canadians still behind bars in China.

Authorities Force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to Perform Tai Chi in Public

  • Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:04

The event is meant to 'foster the Chinese nation’s valuable traditions and spread patriotic education' among participants.

Hostels in southern China told to refuse guests from five Middle Eastern and Asian nations

  • Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:16

Nationals from Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan won’t be allowed to stay in smaller facilities in Guangzhou starting from this week ‘to reduce security risks’

Philip G. Alston, an adviser to the United Nations, warns that the Communist Party’s tight grip on civil society in China is undermining basic human rights.

China’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Lead to Unrest, U.N. Adviser Says

  • Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:45

An adviser to the United Nations has sharply criticized President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent in China, warning on Tuesday that the Communist Party’s tight grip on civil society was undermining basic rights and risking mass unrest.

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” – UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights

  • Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:37

BEIJING / GENEVA (23 August 2016) – China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but it also needs to put in place meaningful accountability mechanisms that citizens can use when their righ

Police in Hangzhou Shutter Restaurants Run by Chinese Muslims Ahead of G20 Summit

  • Tue, 08/23/2016 - 20:35

The mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group is being targeted amid a massive security clampdown in the city.

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

Xinjiang's Universities Force New Push in 'Political Education'

  • Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:02

Teachers in the Uyghur homeland must demonstrate loyalty to Beijing and to Chinese Communist Party rule.

The slow creep and chilling effect of China's censorship

  • Mon, 08/22/2016 - 21:57

In China, fear and intimidation are leading some to self-censor online.

A fence surrounding a Uyghur neighborhood in Urumqi is shown in an undated photo. Photo sent by an RFA listener

Uyghurs 'Fenced In' to Neighborhoods in China's Xinjiang Region

  • Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:13

The Muslim minority group is subjected to added scrutiny, while Han Chinese are allowed to move about unchecked.