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Launch of ‘Friends of Uyghur’ Friendship Group in the European Parliament Brings Together MEPs, NGOs and Public to Celebrate Uyghur Community Culture

  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:30

On 19 October 2017, the newly formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Csaba Sógor and Ilhan Kyuchyuk, marked its inaugural event with a celebration of the Uyghur culture.

Xi Jinping as he delivers a speech during the opening of the 19th Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18. Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

China's Internet Crackdown Isn't Going Away

  • Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:56

Xi Jinping’s ascension to power in China five years ago raised hopes that the son of a reformist revolutionary would open the country wider to the West.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has cracked down on corruption — and dissent.

For Clues To China's Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy

  • Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:20

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September, Liang Xiaojun received a knock on the door. "There were 15 of them: national security police, regular police, justice bureau folks," he remembers.

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

  • Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:18

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014.

Children of Detained Uyghurs Face ‘Terrible’ Conditions in Overcrowded Xinjiang Orphanages

  • Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:16

Authorities alleviate cramped quarters by sending kids to facilities in other parts of China, sources say.

 Li Wenzu, wife of detained lawyer Wang Quanzhang, protests in Beijing. China’s ‘stability maintenance’ apparatus has cracked down on human rights lawyers before Wednesday’s Congress. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

China's 'stability maintenance' agents move to silence critics before party congress

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:24

As Xi Jinping prepares for major speech, security agents have fanned out across the country to quell any hint of dissent

A giant banner is seen in Beijing's central business area, as the capital prepares for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, October 14, 2017. The words on the banner read, "Unite closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, constantly win new victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics". © 2017 Reuters

China’s Party Congress Ramps Up Controls

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:19

Heightened ‘Stability Maintenance’ Bodes Ill for Rights Under Xi’s Second Term

China State Media Attacks Western Democracy Ahead of Congress

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:17

China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

Uyghur Women and Children Endure Heavy Labor Amid Detentions in Xinjiang’s Hotan

  • Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:04

They take on tough farm work to make up for wages lost by men held in re-education camps.

Officials of the "stability maintenance" team in the Kanas Scenic Area of Xinjiang's Altay prefecture, close to China's border with Kazakhstan, in undated photo.

China Detains, Brainwashes 'Wild' Imams Who Step Out of Line in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:02

The crackdown comes after the Xinjiang Communist Party chief calls for a massive region-wide security operation to prevent the occurrence of any incident, large or small.

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