Uyghur Related

Bazaar in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo from Flickr User Evgeni Zotov. (CC: AT-NC-SA)

A Han Musician’s Song Slams Stereotypes of China’s Xinjiang Region

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:16

Recently, a new song titled “What Has Xinjiang Done to You?” has broken the silence and triggered discussion about stereotypes and inter-cultural misunderstandings on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform.

A Uyghur woman wears a veil as she shops at a local market on August 2, 2014 in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

University in China stirs controversy with Muslim headscarf ban

  • Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:19

A university in central China has sparked controversy after issuing a rare order banning female students from wearing headscarves on campus.

"Paramilitary policemen stand guard during a ceremony to award those who the authorities say participated in "the crackdown of violence and terrorists activities" in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:37

Newly employed as a hotel receptionist in Xinjiang, Fang Lihua is a foot-soldier on the front line of a demographic contest for the mainly Muslim region`s identity as China opens it up for migration.

Shops Ordered to Sell Alcohol in Xinjiang Village

  • Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:33

Amid China’s ongoing crackdown on terrorism in Xinjiang, launched last May in effort to combat increasing violence in the region and elsewhere in China, authorities have rolled out policies limiting Islamic dress and custom;

This photo taken on April 16, 2015 shows Uighur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region.  (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

China orders Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol, cigarettes, to ‘weaken’ Islam

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:40

Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in its troubled Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in “eye-catching displays,” in an attempt to undermine Islam’s hold on local residents, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.

A view from the WUC Youth Seminar in Geneva, Nov 2014

WUC Convenes Youth Training Seminar Beginning May 6 in Washington, DC

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:02

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) under the co-sponsorship of the UAA and the IUHRDF, and with support from the NED will convene a youth training seminar that taking place this week in Washington, DC, from May 6-8, 2015.

Shoppers browse at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Chinese Authorities Order Muslim Uyghur Shop Owners to Stock Alcohol, Cigarettes

  • Mon, 05/04/2015 - 21:04

The decree goes against public scorn for the products as taboo in Islam.

Some of the Chinese journalists in detention or prison today (clockwise from top left): Gao Yu (高瑜), Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木●土赫提), Jiang Lijun (姜力均), Wang Hanfei (王寒非), Qi Chonghuai (齐崇淮), Zhang Miao (张淼), Hailaite Niyazi (海莱特●尼亚孜), Chen Yongzhou (陈永州), and Dong Rubin (董如彬).

China: Release Journalists, Protect Press Freedom

  • Mon, 05/04/2015 - 20:48

On the eve of 2015’s World Press Freedom Day, CHRD calls on the Chinese government to release the dozens of journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists imprisoned in China, including the recently imprisoned 71-year old journalist Gao Yu (高瑜).

The map shows Keriye country in Hotan prefecture.

Six Uyghurs Die in Village Police Operation in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

Authorities, who suspected them of being terrorists, confirmed the incident this week.

Abdullah Abduweli at the Padang Besar detention facility in an undated photo.

Death of Boy in Thailand Highlights Plight of Hundreds of Uyghur Detainees

  • Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

The fate of the refugees remains uncertain more than a year after their detention.