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Perhat Khaliq performs during his first visit to the Morgenland Festival in Osnabruck, Germany in August of 2010. Perhat, a Uighur rocker, became famous in China after appearing in 2014 on "Voice of China," the nation's highly popular TV show that is modeled from American Idol. Perhat is ambivalent about such fame. He says he is trying to create his own unique style of folk-rock, even as he negotiates the cultural divide that separates Muslim Uighurs from Han Chinese in one of China's most tense regions. Ph

In China, a Uighur rocker navigates two divided worlds

  • Fri, 09/11/2015 - 20:23

In 1965, Bob Dylan offended folk purists by rocking the Newport Folk Festival. In China’s western province of Xinjiang, Perhat Khaliq is generating a similar stir by electrifying the folk music of his Uighur people.

World Uyghur Congress September Newsletter

  • Fri, 09/11/2015 - 20:14

World Uyghur Congress September Newsletter

The Tarim basin in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China. Credit: TUM

Last chance for oasis in China's desert

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 18:37

Ten percent of the world's cotton is produced in the Xinjiang region in northwestern China. Irrigating the cotton fields, however, is causing ecological problems.

China sends graft inspectors deep into restive Xinjiang

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 18:34

China's ruling Communist Party has sent its corruption inspectors deep into the heart of the violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang, the party said on Thursday, a part of the country which had been largely left out of the graft fight.

Yusufu Mieraili re-enacted events leading up to the bomb blast with police near the Erawan shrine on Wednesday

Bangkok's Erawan Shrine bomb: One suspect 'is Chinese'

  • Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:29

One of the alleged accomplices to the key suspect wanted over the Erawan Shrine bombing in the Thai capital Bangkok last month is Chinese, officials from both countries say.

9 NGOs Letter to President Obama on Xi’s Visit

  • Wed, 09/09/2015 - 18:58

We write regarding the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015. Our organizations have worked to help promote and defend human rights in China for decades, and are deeply concerned by the significant erosions to rights during President Xi’s tenure.

In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights

  • Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:48

In light of the progressively alarming human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), WUC, in cooperation with the UNPO, and sponsored by the ALDE, is convening a two-day conference entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights’’.

Rebiya Kadeer: How One Muslim Woman Became a Leader for Her People

  • Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:44

Rebiya Kadeer, a mother of 11 and one of the Chinese Communist Party’s top public enemies, waited for a cab in downtown D.C.

A group of Uighur women at a shelter Songkhla, southern Thailand, in March 2014. Photo: Steve Sandford/IRIN

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

  • Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:24

Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are refusing to register with the United Nations as asylum seekers.

This photo taken on April 19 shows Uighur men walking into the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Terrorism charges for Uighurs disputed

  • Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:20

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.