Uyghur Related

China's Great Leap Backwards: Xi Jinping and the cult of Mao

  • Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:58

With Chinese leader Xi Jinping doubling-down on the government's control of the people, the 50th anniversary of the revolution prompts citizens of China to look back on the faults and aspirations baked into the revolution, and how it impacts them now.

China is building a Muslim theme park to promote its state-sanctioned version of Islam

  • Sat, 05/14/2016 - 14:43

Since 1958, Yinchuan, a city 600 miles west of Beijing, has been the capital of the Ningxia region governed by China’s Hui Muslims. Now China’s leaders are spending $3.5 billion to turn it into a “World Muslim City,” replete with a mosque-like “Golden Palace,” Arabic street signs, and an elaborate light and dance show inspired by The Thousand and One Nights, that is, the version in which Aladdin was born in China.

Beijing Hits Speed Bumps Along the New Silk Road

  • Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00

Three years ago, Xi Jinping began touting China’s plans for a “New Silk Road,” a revival of the ancient trade network that started in the capital of Chang’an (present day Xi’an) and played a major role in developing the civilizations of China, Persia, the Indian subcontinent, Arabia, and Europe. 

UNPO Announces European Parliament Conference: Does China Want Real Ethnic Harmony? Professor Ilham Tohti in Perspective

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:52

UNPO, in coordination with the Ilham Tohti Initiative and the Society for Threatened Peoples, will be convening a conference entitled “Does China Want Real Ethnic Harmony? Professor Ilham Tohti in Perspective” at the European Parliament in Brussels. 

Dolkun Isa. Photo: Dolkun Isa's Facebook profile

India should not come under pressure from China, must help Uyghurs: Dolkun Isa

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:49

India should speak up for the rights of repressed people like those in Uyghur, Tibet.

Uighurs protest against China in front of the White House, 2009. Source: Malcom Brown.

Human rights awards: the choice of Ilham Tohti, prominent Uighur figure, could lead to tensions with China

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:42

Each year, carefully selected human rights defenders are awarded by the Martin Ennals Foundation, an international organization based in Geneva, for their work and efforts.  This year, the selection sparks controversy as one of the top three candidates, the scholar Ilham Tohti, belongs to China’s Uighur minority and has been recently sentenced to life for advocating “separatism".

lham Tohti

World Uyghur Congress May Newsletter

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:35

The WUC has published its newsletter for the month of April, detailing a number of stories that have featured prominently over the last month. The newsletter will continue monthly through 2016.

Uyghur Given 7-Year Prison Term For Viewing Muslim Film

  • Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:40

Family members were also detained, but no word is available on their fate.

In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Yale sophomore Tao Tao Holmes poses for a photograph on campus at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

An Outsider’s Inside Look at Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:51

TAO TAO HOLMES shares her experience as a perceived insider and perspective as an outside observer in Xinjiang.

Conference Resolution on Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:46

The WUC has released its Formal Resolution for its recent conference regarding the status of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers, The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges