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China’s citizens free to believe, but not to practise

  • Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:09

Addressing a conference on religion in April, President Xi Jinping, not unlike a zealous preacher, thumped the lectern and called for the “sinicisation” of religions in China. He demanded all faiths should be subservient to the might of the Communist Party of China.

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.

Under the Guise of Public Safety, China Demolishes Thousands of Mosques

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 21:35

The ‘Mosque Rectification’ campaign reduces Islamic places of worship to rubble.

China Doesn’t Mind Islamic Extremists As long as they're not Uighur.

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:25

Ma Xin couldn’t find the Salafi mosque. We were walking through the northwestern city’s Xiaoxihu neighborhood, a traditionally Muslim minority-dominated area.

Residents of China's Xinjiang Province Demand All Citizens Surrender Passports for “Annual Review”

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:20

Recent developments in western China have brought to light human rights concerns that should have the United States’ attention.

New Xinjiang Party Boss Boosts Surveillance, Police Patrols

  • Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:05

Midnight raids on private homes are common, as police search for suspect persons.

Chinese nativism and its consequences

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:59

There’s an overall tendency in world politics to think and promote the idea that increasing globalization will eventually result in enough international unity to permanently marginalize nationalist sentiment.

UNPO Welcomes EU Resolution on Ilham Tohti and the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:52

On 15 December 2016, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution on breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law in China. 

Conference on Ilham Tohti and Human Rights for the Uyghur in Munich

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:49

On the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the UNPO, in cooperation with the STP, ITI and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen convened a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on 12 December 2016. 

A farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

Uyghur Farmers Sent to School in China ‘Anti-Extremism’ Drive

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:16

The move appears aimed at further weakening Uyghur cultural identity and promoting identification with the Chinese state.

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 21:09

Worldwide record 259 journalists in jail, says CPJ annual census - See more at: