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China’s citizens free to believe, but not to practise

  • Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:09

Addressing a conference on religion in April, President Xi Jinping, not unlike a zealous preacher, thumped the lectern and called for the “sinicisation” of religions in China. He demanded all faiths should be subservient to the might of the Communist Party of China.

Protesters are pepper sprayed by police during a protest against what they call Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law. © 2016 Reuters/Tyrone Siu

China: Draft Police Law Entrenches Abuses

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 - 20:45

Overhaul Needed to Curb Wide Police Powers

Chinese migrant workers clean drinking-water tanks at a recycling center in Beijing’s Changping district. Water conservation and migration are among the roughly 200 activities sanctioned by Chinese authorities. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

China Unveils List of Activities Permitted for Foreign Nonprofits

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 - 18:33

Law taking effect Jan. 1 is widely seen as targeted at groups working in areas such as human rights and rule of law

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.

Under the Guise of Public Safety, China Demolishes Thousands of Mosques

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 21:35

The ‘Mosque Rectification’ campaign reduces Islamic places of worship to rubble.

China Doesn’t Mind Islamic Extremists As long as they're not Uighur.

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:25

Ma Xin couldn’t find the Salafi mosque. We were walking through the northwestern city’s Xiaoxihu neighborhood, a traditionally Muslim minority-dominated area.

Residents of China's Xinjiang Province Demand All Citizens Surrender Passports for “Annual Review”

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:20

Recent developments in western China have brought to light human rights concerns that should have the United States’ attention.

All the News Unfit to Print: What Beijing Quashed in 2016

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:16

Dozens of leaked censorship directives reveal a Chinese government increasingly insecure about its image.

New Xinjiang Party Boss Boosts Surveillance, Police Patrols

  • Fri, 12/16/2016 - 23:05

Midnight raids on private homes are common, as police search for suspect persons.

Chinese nativism and its consequences

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:59

There’s an overall tendency in world politics to think and promote the idea that increasing globalization will eventually result in enough international unity to permanently marginalize nationalist sentiment.

UNPO Welcomes EU Resolution on Ilham Tohti and the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:52

On 15 December 2016, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution on breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law in China. 

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