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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China

  • Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:55

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake his first official visit to China from 15 to 23 August 2016.

Chinese labourers work on the Karakoram highway in northern Pakistan

Xinjiang trade raises doubts over China’s “Belt and Road” plan

  • Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:49

The vast Chinese northwestern frontier region of Xinjiang may serve as a useful early indicator of how Beijing’s much-touted “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) is supposed to work – and how successful it may become.

The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns Uyghur participation with so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

  • Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:39

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in light of recent evidence, unreservedly condemns the inexcusable actions by Uyghurs who have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

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

Xinjiang Regional Government Passes New Counterterrorism Law

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:38

Observers say the legislation is aimed at the further suppression of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

China's constitution, in theory, grants its citizens legal protections

China show trials: Victory for politics of fear in Tianjin?

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:34

History is littered with tragedies in which individuals or nations betray their long-term interests for short-term advantage. This week's show trials in China may be just such a case.

Clockwise from top left: Zhou Shifeng, Gou Hongguo, Zhai Yanmin and Hu Shigen during their trials in Tianjin, China. Credit CCTV, via Associated Press

Week of TV Trials in China Signals New Phase in Attack on Rights

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:25

BEIJING — Chinese lawyers and rights activists appeared in televised trials throughout this week in what seemed to be a new, more public phase of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to cleanse the country of liberal ideas and activism.

Young Uyghurs rest near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang region, Sept. 17, 2014.

China's Uyghurs Face Added Scrutiny Ahead of G20 Summit in Hangzhou

  • Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:05

Residents are urged to watch for 'Uyghurs from Xinjiang' and report them to authorities as the city prepares for a major international gathering.

    BEIJING: China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbours to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat.

China joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in security alliance

  • Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:01

China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbors to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat.

Tomurti villiage in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is shown in this undated file photo.

In China's Xinjiang a Way of Life Waits to Die

  • Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:07

Uyghur herder: “We are forced to move, our village and heritage is going to vanish without a trace.”

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