Police officers on patrol in Kashgar, China, checked the identification documents of passers-by in December. These two passers-by happened to be plainclothes policemen. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

Dodging Chinese Police in Kashgar, a Silk Road Oasis Town

  • Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:29

The five policemen in black uniforms surrounded the young man and his friend on the sidewalk.

File photo of a mosque at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, from which Uyghur students have been rounded up at China's behest.

Uighur Activists Say Detained Students Moved to Cairo Prison

  • Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:19

Egyptian authorities transferred scores of detained students from China's Uighur community to a massive prison complex in Cairo on Wednesday for interrogation alongside Chinese officials, students and activists from the ethnic minority said.

Letters on Egypt

  • Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:17

We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America and its Committee on Academic Freedom to deplore the detention since July 3, 2017, of at least sixty-two Uighur students, citizens of the People’s Republic of China, studying in Egypt, and the deportation to China of at least twelve.

Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting at the memorial for Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in Flushing on July 15. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Shed Tears for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

  • Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:43

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate who died on July 13, has had some critics among exiled radical Chinese dissidents. But the Taiwan Center in New York was overflowing with his “comrades” and admirers at a memorial held for him on July 15.

Silk Way Rally: In China’s troubled region of Xinjiang, high security for off-road race

  • Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:36

Dozens of police officers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles guard the camp of an international off-road race across China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.

China users report WhatsApp disruption amid censorship fears

  • Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:16

Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country.

Repressive Policies toward Uyghurs Continue to Worsen

  • Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:28

Authorities in Xinjiang have stepped up their efforts to suppress the Islamic identity of the region’s ethnic Uyghurs following the appointment of Chen Quanguo to the position of Party Secretary. UNPO looks at some of the latest repressive measures that have been introduced under Chen to control the religious practices and behaviors of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

A copy of the document detailing the security threat of 13 Uyghur residents of Western Hebei Road, in Xinjiang's Yengisheher district.

China Launches Racial Profiling Campaign to Assess Uyghurs’ Security Risk

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:30

Non-Hans in Xinjiang’s capital are rated by 10 categories, including whether they are Uyghur.

A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.

China Orders Xinjiang's Android Users to Install App That Deletes 'Terrorist' Conten

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:28

The app automatically searches any Android device and deletes content deemed linked to "terrorism" or "illegal religious activity."

FILE - An ethnic Uighur boy inside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong, Thailand is seen in this March 15, 2014 photo.

Thailand Facing Dilemma Over Fate of Ethnic Uighurs

  • Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:25

Thailand is facing a renewed dilemma over the fate of more than 60 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers amid reports of pressure by China for the group’s return.