Dolkun Isa

China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:27

The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn't exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.

Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Nearly Half of Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Hotan Targeted For Re-Education Camps

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:37

Local officials are ordered to detain anyone exhibiting religious ‘extremist’ tendencies.

Police carry out inspections of Uyghur households in Hotunsumul county, in Xinjiang's Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Aug. 2, 2017.

Hotel in China's Shenzhen Fined For Breaking Muslim Uyghur Guest Ban

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:36

Hotel industry sources across the country report bans on ethnic minority Uyghurs from Xinjiang ahead of a ruling party congress.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a reception on the eve of China's National Day in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sept. 30, 2017.

Xinjiang Cancels National Day Holiday Ahead of Party Congress

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:34

Employees are ordered back to work to promote ‘stability’ in the region.

The website in a screenshot taken on Oct. 10, 2017.

China Shutters Islamic Bookstore in Beijing, Detains Owner on 'Terrorism' Charges

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:30

The Qingzhen Bookstore, which traded online as, ceases operations as its owner is detained on terrorism-related charges.

Trump Pressed on Human Rights Ahead of China Visit

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:28

The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China issued its annual report on Thursday, covering human rights, rule of law, and developments in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau.

A group of ethnic Kazakhs from China, in undated photo.

Kazakhstan Revokes Hundreds of 'Green Cards' Issued to Ethnic Kazakhs From China

  • Fri, 10/06/2017 - 20:52

Ethnic Kazakh Chinese passport-holders who had previously had permanent residency now face imminent, forcible repatriation and the threat of imprisonment, sources say.


  • Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:20

Senator Marco Rubio & Representative Chris Smith, the Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Announce Release of the 2017 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China

Paramilitary police officers stand guard outside a shopping mall in the city of Hotan, northwestern China's Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.

Uyghurs Left Waiting While Han Chinese Bypass Checkpoints in Xinjiang’s Hotan City

  • Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:15

Hans get ‘green lanes’ and Uyghurs must exit their vehicles for lengthy security checks.

Uyghur men arrive at the Id Kah Mosque for the morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in this picture taken June 26. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)

Draconian anti-Islam measures widen in China's far west

  • Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:56

State repression experienced by Uyghurs now extends to ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang