Uyghur Related

Uyghur workers are depicted clearing a ditch on the cover of a report on forced labor by the Uyghur World Congress, Nov. 2016.

The ‘Hashar’ Continues in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:48

World Uyghur Congress says the forced labor system is another way that Beijing attempts to control the ethnic people in the region.

The flags of Pakistan and China are seen in Lahore.

Uighurs wary as China's vast aid influences Pakistan

  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 20:34

China is extending its sway across swaths of Pakistan's underdeveloped economy through massive development aid, weaving its influence into the fabric of the South Asian country's society -- including its military.

The Uyghur Discourse

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:25

Recent events in Xinjiang have generated a great deal of analysis and commentary. In particular, reports of violence have opened up the region to the attention of activists, journalists, academics and officials not familiar with the constituent people of Xinjiang. 

Friends and family of jailed Canadian Huseyin Celil, demand Chinese authorities return Celil to Canada unharmed in this 2006 protest

Amnesty International Oakville film screening on Huseyin Celil on Nov. 14

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 22:08

Amnesty International Oakville is hosting a movie screening on Monday, Nov. 14 to help bring more awareness to its mission to free prisoner of conscience Huseyin Celil.


  • Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:31

The World Uyghur Congress has released a new report, Forced Labour in East Turkestan: State-Sanctioned Hashar System, detailing the continued use of forced labour among with Uyghur population in East Turkestan

Foreign Firms, Rights Groups Criticize Cybersecurity Law

  • Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:29

After beginning the third reading of the draft last week, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed China’s first cybersecurity law amid resounding international protest.

Clothes are seen hanging outside a bus which has been converted into a dwelling for a couple in Hefei, China, 15 November 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Jianan Yu).

China’s incomplete approach to poverty reduction

  • Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:09

Since 2013 China has recognised 17 October as National Poverty Relief Day, the same day as the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Flying Dragon Eye: Uyghur Themed Threat Activity

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:20

This paper documents attempted exploitation activity aimed at Uyghur interests outside of China.

Chen Quanguo (right) accompanies Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping as he greets a National People’s Congress deputy from Tibet in Beijing in 2013. Photo: Xinhua

How new Xinjiang party boss became front runner in race to be one of China’s most powerful men

  • Mon, 10/31/2016 - 22:18

Chen Quanguo’s hardline rule in Tibet and show of absolute loyalty to Xi Jinping may see him promoted to Politburo next year

Chinese network management authorities check an internet cafe in a file photo.

Man Held in China's Xinjiang For Downloading 'Terrorist' Circumvention Software

  • Fri, 10/28/2016 - 18:52

Activists say the authorities are increasing worried about domestic opposition to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.