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Activists Criticize China’s Human Rights Record Ahead of Trump-Xi Jinping Meeting

  • Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:16

PEN America and he Uyghur American Association are among seven groups asking President Donald Trump to voice human rights concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida beginning Thursday.

CAIR Calls on Trump to Demand Religious Freedom for Christians, Uighur Muslims at Meeting with Chinese President

  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:23

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Trump to demand an end to the denial of religious freedom for Chinese Christians and Uighur Muslims during his meeting on Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited SWAT team in Kashgar, Xinjiang, on 27th, 2014

China official admonishes fellow Uighur cadres for 'anti-terror' failings

  • Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:44

A senior Uighur official in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has admonished other Communist Party "cadres" from the mostly Muslim Uighur minority for failing to pull their weight in the fight against terrorism, state media said.

A Tibetan reacts as he is detained by police during a protest held to mark the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2017.CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

CHINA WANTS MORE PEOPLE IN CHINA TO SPEAK MANDARIN, THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR LANGUAGE

  • Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:39

China disclosed a plan Monday to increase the number of citizens speaking Mandarin to 80 percent by 2020.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Xinjiang Police Search Uyghur Homes For ‘Illegal Items’

  • Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:24

The inspections come weeks after a deadly attack carried out by Uyghurs in the region.

A combination of file photos showing Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) in London's Heathrow Airport, October 19, 2015 and (R) U.S. President Donald Trump listening to questions from reporters in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters

US: China Rights Abuse Overview Ahead of Xi-Trump Summit

  • Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:07

Torture, ‘Disappearances,’ Crackdown on Civil Society Activists

Big Brother surveillance on the Silk Road for China's ethnic minority Uighur Muslims

  • Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:15

China has banned "abnormal" beards and the wearing of veils in public places as it imposes a "great wall of iron" in its far western Xinjiang region.

Shopkeepers line up with wooden clubs to perform their daily anti-terror drill outside the bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Terror threats transform China's Uighur heartland into security state

  • Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:00

Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs.

China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues

  • Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:25

Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it’s turning Xinjiang into a security state.

A map showing the location of Atush city in Xinjiang.

Uyghur Businessman Dies Under Police Questioning in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:23

Abdurishit Haji was suspected by authorities of supporting Uyghur separatist groups outside China, sources say.

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