August 2015

Construction machinery lies idle in Khorgos, a city in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region that straddles the border with Kazakhstan.

Is China building bubbles or oases?

  • Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:39

A development wave is transforming an area along China's border with Kazakhstan that just three years ago boasted little more than a wealth of rocks and sand.

China: Legal Ordeals for Brothers of a Journalist

  • Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:36

A court in China’s western region of Xinjiang tried two brothers of an American reporter on charges of endangering state security and leaking secrets, according to a spokesman for Radio Free Asia, the journalist’s employer. 

Ahmet Hudaberdi is shown in a wanted poster, Aug. 20, 2015.

Uyghur Farmers Are Forced to Hunt For Fugitive Gunman

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:09

Cash rewards are offered for his capture, while punishment is threatened for helping him escape.

This April 19 photo shows Uighur men making their way to the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

China mulls banning 'terrorist' clothing

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:58

Chinese legislators have proposed a new nationwide ban on "terrorist" clothing in the latest move designed to curb Islamic extremism in restive Xinjiang.

China: Seven years after her arrest, assure international community on the condition of jailed Uyghur reporter Mehbube Ablesh

  • Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:29

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on China to release information on imprisoned Uyghur journalist Mehbube Ablesh and to drastically improve freedom of the press in East Turkestan. 

Shohret Hoshur

China’s international efforts to silence free speech

  • Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:25

THE CHINESE government has sent covert law enforcement agents to the United States to intimidate expatriates into returning to China, the New York Times recently reported. 

Relatives of Hong Kong victims of the bombing say a prayer outside the Erawan Shrine, scene of the blast, yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing rejects ‘hugely irresponsible’ speculation that Uygur militants were behind Bangkok bombing

  • Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:47

No evidence Xinjiang militants exploded bomb, insists Chinese embassy, as Thai junta says it is unlikely international terrorists were involved

The Erawan shrine opened to worshippers just two days after Monday's killer bomb attack, as the prime minister knocked back the theory Uighurs did it, and rejects an offer to help from London.   Photo by Patipat Janthong

PM plays down Uighur theory

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:32

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday dismissed a police assumption that the deadly blast might have been an act of revenge by Chinese Muslim Uighurs, while declining an offer by the British government to assist in the investigation.

In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights

  • Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:27

In light of the progressively alarming human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), WUC, in cooperation with UNPO, and sponsored by the ALDE, is convening a two-day conference entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights".

Six Major Characteristics of Terrorism in China with Special Characteristics

  • Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:44

On July 23, 2014, China News Service in New York reported that the data released that day by the world famous risk assessment company, Maplecroft, showed that the number of civilian deaths worldwide attributed to acts of terrorism was rising steeply.