May 2017

The dead of Tiananmen Square should not be forgotten

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:00

The international community should demand truth and justice for the victims of Chinese state violence

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang	(Reuters/David Gray)

China created a new terrorist threat by repressing secessionist fervor in its western frontier

  • Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:49

Beijing created a pressure cooker in Xinjiang

From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Donald Tusk pose for photos before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

China: EU Summit Should Make Rights A Priority

  • Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:44

EU Needs to Deploy ‘Full Weight’ to Ease Crackdown

A police station in Taxkorgan. In the Xinjiang area most cities and towns have police stations on every block.

China looks to resurrect road of past — minus the freedom

  • Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:42

My recent participation in the Silk Road Expedition 2017 was fascinating in many ways. In my four dispatches from the Silk Road for The Blade, I had reported on our travel on the Silk Road from Shanghai in the east to Kashgar in the southwest where ancient trade routes from Europe, Central Asia, and Pakistan converged.

Uyghur men pray in a mosque in Hotan during Ramadan, April 16, 2015.

Restaurants Ordered to Remain Open in Xinjiang Amid Ramadan Fast

  • Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:58

A directive suggests authorities are trying to undermine Uyghur observance of the Muslim holy month.

Uyghur men gather outside for afternoon prayers at a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, April 19, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Confiscate ‘Extremist’ Qurans From Uyghur Muslims

  • Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:47

All versions of the Islamic holy book published prior to 2012 are seized.

China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region

  • Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:32

Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a high-level event in the Assembly Hall at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

China’s Rights Abuses Infect UN

  • Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:29

Global Body Should Do More to Protect Beijing’s Critics

President Xi Jinping of China addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Sept. 28, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate

  • Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:16

As China’s global role grows, it’s increasingly important to speak out about the country’s human rights issues.

A Uyghur man stands outside a mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang,in a file photo.

Uyghurs Forced to Undergo Medical Exams, DNA Sampling

  • Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:35

More than 90 percent of Xinjiang’s residents received checkups over a seven-month period.