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Rebiya Kadeer Says Hong Kong Protests Inspire Hope in China

  • Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:47

UNPO welcomed Rebiya Kadeer to the European Parliament to speak about current minority persecution and prospects for democracy in China in light of the recent protests in Hong Kong.

Signs with Chinese characters are dominant in Urumqi (photo credit: author)

From Ferguson and NYC to Urumqi

  • Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:42

Kuni Miyake's Tenor of Tokyo #68
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Women wearing traditional Uighur clothes in the city of Kashgar in the Chinese Xinjiang province. The mostly Muslim Uighurs share very close linguistic and cultural links to Central Asia and resent the Han Chinese. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

Tighter Han-Uighur links could pave way for New Silk Road trade initiative

  • Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:37

Project will offer investment opportunities as well as energy and resources exchanges

21 Uighur refugees arrested in Thailand

  • Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:11

In the past week 300 Uighur Turks had been taken to a refugee camp and 21 of these have been arrested and taken to a detention center that was attached to the Thailand Immigration Administration centre.

A veiled Uighur woman at a food stall in a market in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in August.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Q. and A.: James Leibold on Ethnic Policies in China

  • Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:29

James Leibold is a senior lecturer in politics and Asian studies at La Trobe University in Australia, and is currently based in Beijing.

UNPO Side Event in Geneva Highlights Minority Persecution in Iraq, Crimea and China

  • Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:21

On 26 November 2014, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples, organised a side-event to the 7th UN Forum on Minority Issues in Geneva.

Minitrue: Do Not Report Latest Violence in Shache, Xinjiang

  • Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:13

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source

China's Xinjiang passes rules, plans fines to curb unrest: Xinhua

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:10

China's Xinjiang region has banned the practice of religion in government buildings and will fine those who use the Internet to 'undermine national unity', in a package of regulations aimed at combating separatism in the north-western province.

 Uyghur men leave the Id Kah Mosque following Eid prayers in old Kashgar, Xinjiang  Photo: Getty

China sends thousands of troops to combat Xinjiang violence

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:22

China plans to dispatch 3,000 former soldiers to its violence-stricken border region in a bid to "maintain stability" following wave of riots and terror attacks

Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand after visiting women and children at a separate shelter, March 26, 2014.

Uighur refugees' fate in balance

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:20

The government has said it is dealing with 200 detained Uighur refugees on a humanitarian basis while the national verification process for the group is under way.