Tomurti villiage in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is shown in this undated file photo.

In China's Xinjiang a Way of Life Waits to Die

  • Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:07

Uyghur herder: “We are forced to move, our village and heritage is going to vanish without a trace.”

A recent Pew survey finds that China's favorability rating among Americans is at its lowest level since Pew began polling attitudes towards China in 2005. Photo Source:

China Scores Low Marks on Human Rights in 14 Democracies

  • Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:54

According to a June report from the Pew Research Center, more than 60 percent of respondents in 14 democratic countries across North America, Europe, and Asia believe that the Chinese government does not respect the personal freedoms of its people

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has sent an appeal to EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, demanding that the catastrophic human rights situation in the People’s Republic should be on the agenda. Photo: European External Action Service via Flickr

Human rights must be on the agenda during the EU-China-Summit in Beijing!

  • Wed, 07/13/2016 - 21:39

EU must criticized persecution of Tibetans, Uyghurs and civil rights activists

Some groups see the move to formalise names as a way of undermining their ethnic identity

China: Xinjiang government to 'clear up' ethnic names

  • Fri, 07/08/2016 - 18:43

Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have announced their intentions to "clear up" inconsistencies in the names of people from various ethnic groups by the end of the year.

Zhou Yongkang

China jails 'Xinjiang sage' connected to former security chief

  • Fri, 07/08/2016 - 18:34

A court in central China on Friday jailed for seven years on corruption charges a man identified by Chinese media as a fortune teller and healer connected to China's disgraced former public security chief Zhou Yongkang.

File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Xinjiang Imposes Selective Fasting Ban Amid Terror Crackdown

  • Thu, 07/07/2016 - 18:47

The government in Xinjiang has once again banned state employees, Party members, students, and minors from fasting during Ramadan. 

CHINA: USCIRF Condemns the Government’s Ramadan Restrictions

  • Wed, 07/06/2016 - 20:06

As Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur and other Muslims’ religious practices.

Id Kah is the most important mosque in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, home to China’s largest population of Muslims. (Emily Rauhala/The Washington Post)

Asia & Pacific In western China, authorities grapple with how to handle Ramadan

  • Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:18

 It was the final Friday of Ramadan, an aching hour before dusk, and on the steps of Id Kah, the mosque that marks the heart of this ancient city, things were as they have always been — almost.

United Front Work Department Website Warns US Internet Company: Stop Providing Service to Tibetan and Uyghur Separatists!

  • Tue, 07/05/2016 - 19:26

Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department China Tibet Network website warns San Francisco-based Cloudflare company that cooperates with dominant Chinese search engine company Baidu that it should stop providing internet service to some websites run by Tibetans and Uigurs that the Chinese government considers to be separatist.