A policeman passes an ethnic Uyghur, selling bags on a street in Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region in this file photo. Relatives of security personnel are now being detained in a crackdown on the Muslim ethnic group according to sources. (Photo by Peter Parks/AFP)

China's Uyghur crackdown targets police, families

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:41

Relatives of Uyghur security personnel are now being detained as part of a crackdown on the ethnic Muslim group in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, according to sources.

FILE - Liu Xia, wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, July 15, 2017.

Rights Groups Urge Trump to Address China’s Human Rights Violations

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:39

Rights advocates at home and abroad are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to use his first presidential visit to China to address the country's deteriorating human rights situation.

Heavy police presence in Kashgar, Xinjiang

  • Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:57

On the streets of Kashgar, security vehicles can be seen and heard everywhere in a bid to prevent incidents in the city.

First Cut Is the Deepest: Organ Harvesting in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:48

Surgeon Enver Bughda, a native of northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, helped harvest organs in 1990s China. Even if he hasn’t moved on, China has, and now claims to operate a purely voluntary donation program.

A document urging Xinjiang residents to turn in 'two-faced' Uyghur officials is shown in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Residents Told to Hand Over ‘Two-Faced’ Officials

  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:32

The move appears aimed at Uyghur government workers who fail to uphold Chinese policies in the politically sensitive region.

Uyghur musician and singer Abdurehim Heyit is shown in a screen grab from a YouTube video.

Prominent Uyghur Musician Arrested Amid Ideological Purge in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:30

Abdurehim Heyit may have been arrested for performing a song previously cleared by Chinese censors but that has come under scrutiny during the harsh crackdown in Xinjiang.

President Trump: Support Religious Freedom in China

  • Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:07

During his visit to China, Trump should demand the release of the Panchen Lama and Gulmira Imin.

Chinese troops are shown on patrol in Xinjiang in a file photo.

China's Mass Detention of Xinjiang's Ethnic Minorities Shows No Sign of Let-up

  • Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:55

Ethnic Kazakhs are being detained for 're-education' on the strength of photos showing them with a Kazakhstan politician.

Photo: Abdurehim Heyit/YouTube screenshot

“Uyghur Dutar King” detained in China

  • Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:52

One of the most popular and influential Uyghur singers, Abdurehim Heyit, has now been detained and held without formal charge in the regional capital, Urumchi.

Canadian prisoner in China has been re-educated, sentence cut: party official

  • Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:48

A Canadian imprisoned in China for more than a decade had his life sentenced reduced because he took part in a re-education program, a top Chinese Communist party official said Tuesday.