March 2016

Voc Awards Uyghur Leader For China Human Rights Work

  • Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:03

Mr. Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress Recognized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

                             	A pedestrian reacts as a security officer holds out a detector on a street in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, November 17, 2013.

China launches unity push in restive Xinjiang with respect call

  • Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:59

China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has begun a campaign to promote ethnic unity with a call for respect of the cultures of the minorities who call the region home, while vowing another crackdown on terrorism and separatism.

Zhang Chunxian, Communist Party secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, said terrorist attacks had dropped in the region as China announced an end to restrictive measures against Uighurs. (Photo by AFP)

Restrictive measures against Uighurs will end, China says

  • Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:54

Party leaders announce switch in focus to economic development as terrorism in Xinjiang drops

Xi's Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest

  • Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:50

Just ahead of Thursday's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Beijing is protesting a U.S. decision to allow one of his state's highest-profile victims into the country.

Patigul Ghulam in an undated photo

Mother of Uyghur who Disappeared in 2009 Faces Charges Over Interview

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:31

Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, will be tried for leaking state secrets.

'Strike Hard' Hits Uyghur Family

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:29

Chinese crackdown is blamed for sending two men to prison and its aftermath for causing a pair of deaths.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after a news conference at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, March 29, 2016.

To silence its critics abroad, China goes after their families at home

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:26

Beijing is trying to smoke out the authors and publishers of a widely disseminated anonymous letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

  • Tue, 03/29/2016 - 19:30

China’s recent promulgation of a series of laws, especially the new National Security Law (July 2015) and the country’s first Anti-Terrorism Law (December 2015), marks a shift towards the increased role of law in politics and governance

China’s culture of televised confession has become one of the more visible aspects of Jinping’s “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” policy. (AP Photo)

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s ‘televised confessions’

  • Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:50

At a Communist Party of China (CPC) meet in Beijing in late 2014, President Xi Jinping made a statement that would have made Chairman Mao Zedong proud. The rule of law in China, Xi said, was “a knife whose handle was in the hands of the party and the people”.

Indonesian police display an image of one of two Uyghur men they say were killed in Central Sulawesi on March 16, 2016.

Chinese govt offers assistance to identify Uighurs joining MIT

  • Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:47

The Chinese government has announced it will help the police in Central Sulawesi identify Chinese citizens from the Uighur ethnic group in Xinjiang province who have infiltrated Indonesia to join the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terror group led by Santoso in Poso, Central Sulawesi.