The slow creep and chilling effect of China's censorship

  • Mon, 08/22/2016 - 21:57

In China, fear and intimidation are leading some to self-censor online.

A fence surrounding a Uyghur neighborhood in Urumqi is shown in an undated photo. Photo sent by an RFA listener

Uyghurs 'Fenced In' to Neighborhoods in China's Xinjiang Region

  • Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:13

The Muslim minority group is subjected to added scrutiny, while Han Chinese are allowed to move about unchecked.

A Chinese farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Takes Second Place to 'Stability Maintenance' in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:10

'Religious extremism' is seen as a greater danger than the spread of the disease, sources say.

Xinjiang Teachers to Take Part in Anti-separatism Program

  • Thu, 08/18/2016 - 21:58

Global Times reports that 2,939 Uyghur-speaking teachers from Xinjiang will be sent to schools elsewhere in China in what authorities are describing as an “aid program” aimed at combating separatism.

Uyghur kids

China Uses Thousands of Chinese Teachers to Combat Uighur ‘Separatism’

  • Wed, 08/17/2016 - 19:03

Beijing appears to be accelerating education programs designed to dilute the ethno-linguistic bond that gives Uighurs and Tibetans their distinct identity.

Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs

  • Wed, 08/17/2016 - 18:58

Local media follow the story of faked travel documents to Osh.

A Chinese "New Concept UAV," which could be used against "East Turkistan terrorists in the West [Xinjiang], in the vast Gobi desert, or even hiding in Pakistan"

China tries out new hardware in Xinjiang counter-terror exercise

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:43

China has tested 21 new pieces of security equipment, including drones, during a counter-terrorism exercise in the western region of Xinjiang, state media said on Tuesday, as it strengthens its presence in the violence-prone area.

Church-goers are security checked by police as they arrive to worship in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, host city of the G20 summit, in undated photo.

Groups Call For Human Rights Pressure on China Ahead of Hangzhou G20

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:37

Local residents say city-wide security checks and closures in host city Hangzhou are a 'nuisance.'

An elderly Uyghur talks to a younger man outside a mosque before Friday prayers in Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang region, May 23, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Question Students in Xinjiang about Religious Habits

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:07

Questionnaire asks children to reveal which relatives pray, what they wear and who has facial hair.

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in September, foreign heads of state have the opportunity to question Chinese leaders about human rights abuses.

G20 Heads of State Must Not Ignore China’s Worsening Human Rights

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:03

An Open Letter to Leaders of G20 Countries Attending Summit in Hangzhou