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A parishioner during a mass at the Catholic church in Dingan, in China’s southern Guangxi region Greg Baker / AFP

China’s New Religion Law Makes It Easier For Religion To Be A Security Threat

  • Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:23

Under a planned revision of its law on religion, China grants the police and courts even more leeway to determine when religious activity is a threat to the state.

European Parliament Conference: Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 17:12

UNPO in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and, will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality”.

Jiang Jianguo, minister of the State Council Information Office.

China’s Human Rights Plan Repeats Past Promises

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 17:07

The State Council Information Office this week released the “National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020),” China’s third such plan on the protection of human rights.


‘GoI has to take call on asylum plea of Uyghurs'

  • Thu, 09/29/2016 - 22:09

Sources in police said they have examined the matter after the trio approached the High Court for seeking asylum in India as well as their release from prison.

Chen Yuanhua, former Communist Party boss in the western city of Hotan.

China to prosecute former chief in Xinjiang city of Hotan

  • Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:49

China will prosecute a former Communist Party boss in the western city of Hotan, in the troubled Xinjiang region, an anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday, as President Xi Jinping pushes on with a years-long crackdown on corruption.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

China Builds More Prisons in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 09/27/2016 - 20:41

A complex of seven separate facilities now lies outside the regional capital Urumqi.

Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014.

China: Credibly Investigate Xinjiang Blast

  • Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:11

Suspects at Risk of Ill-Treatment


  • Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:35

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

A Uighur man drove his donkey and cart past a well that draws water from an underground karez in Turpan, China. Credit The New York Times

In a Parched Corner of Xinjiang, Ancient Water Tunnels Are Running Dry

  • Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:03

It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of this ancient Silk Road outpost.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Ten Uighur detainees break out of jail, re-captured

  • Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:48

Ten Uighur men escaped from a detention centre of Nong Khai provincial immigration office on early Tuesday morning but were re-captured in the afternoon.