Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

China should end restrictions on civil society participation in anti-poverty policies, and cooperate with UN mandate-holders without interference

  • Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:10

Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

Uyghurs pray in Kashgar prefecture at the end of Ramadan, in a file photo.

China Embeds Cadres in Uyghur Homes During Ramadan

  • Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:45

Officials stay to prevent Uyghurs from fasting and praying during the Muslim holy month.

n the officially atheist China, ethnic Uyghurs are subjected to restrictions on religious and cultural practices that are imposed by China’s Communist Party.

East Turkestan: Muslim Children Forced to Change ‘Excessively Religious’ Names

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:17

Beijing continues to pursue discriminatory policies against Muslim communities in China. As part of the wider crackdown on religious freedoms in East Turkestan and China writ large, Chinese authorities enacted a new order prohibiting ‘overly Muslim’ names.

PHOTO: A five-month investigation reveals the extent of Beijing's influence in Australian politics and Chinese communities. (Reuters: Damir Sagolj)

Australian sovereignty under threat from influence of China's Communist Party

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:15

The defence and intelligence community believes that attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to exert its influence in Australia pose a direct threat to our nation's liberties and its sovereignty.

A United Nations peacekeeper stands alongside a road during Pope Francis' visit to the capital Bangui, November 29, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

China Pushes to Cut UN Human Rights Posts

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:07

At the Same Time, US Wants to Cut UN Peacekeeping Funds

China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

  • Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:13

China’s broadcasting regulator has released new “guidelines” for online entertainment programming to ensure internet productions are held to the same standards as broadcast entertainment content.

 Worshippers leave Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque in Xinjiang during Ramadan. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian

Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:41

Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party.

A truck rides in front of main towers at he China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center (ICBC), in Horgos, China May 12, 2017. Picture taken May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Silk Road hub or tax haven? China's new border trade zone may be less than it seems

  • Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:33

On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road" Initiative to boost global trade and commerce by improving infrastructure and connectivity.

A file picture of Muslim Uygurs at a food stall in Kashgar in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo: Associated Press

China’s claims of human rights progress in Xinjiang ‘flimsy propaganda’, say pressure groups

  • Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:26

Pressure groups criticise government white paper lauding ‘great progress’ in promoting human rights in the region

 Uyghur woman is shown with her children in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in a file photo.

China Extends Ban on ‘Extreme’ Uyghur Baby Names to Children Under 16

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 21:30

Officials say it is currently too difficult to change the IDs of adults, though they may be next.