November 2018

Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Leading Kyrgyz Historian For ‘Undecided’ Crime

  • Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00

Askar Yunus had published work about the golden era of his ethnic group’s history.

China Threatens Retaliation if US Applies Sanctions Over Uyghur Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00

Observers dismiss the warning and say China uses terrorism as a pretext to clamp down on the region.

China’s Uighurs told to share beds, meals with party members

  • Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong.

A Week In Xinjiang’s Absolute Surveillance State

  • Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00

During a dinner with Chinese friends, I asked the table, “Do you guys have friends in Xinjiang? I’m planning a trip there.” The lively vibe we had enjoyed turned into silence.

Uighurs Victims of the Economic Interests of the States

  • Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:00

In recent months, the Uighur minority of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region has been a regular feature of the mainstream Western media. Prevented from practicing their religion, Islam, subjected to massive and regular disappearances, the imprisonment of professors and academics, forced abortions; these are just some examples of the fate suffered by the Uighurs at the hands of the Chinese state apparatus.

Uighur mother asks Congress to 'take strong action' against China's re-education camps

  • Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:00

A Uighur mother who survived a Chinese re-education camp is calling on Congress to intervene in China's mass internment of the Muslim minority group.

Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag

  • Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:00

China is accused of incarcerating hundreds of thousands of Muslims in detention camps that are rising from the desert sands in Xinjiang. A forensic analysis of satellite images of 39 of these facilities shows they are expanding at a rapid rate.

Rubio Chairs China Commission Hearing On Communist Party's Crackdown On Religion In China

  • Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:00

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair and cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), held a hearing entitled “The Communist Party’s Crackdown on Religion in China.”

Beijing’s Long Struggle to Control Xinjiang’s Mineral Wealth

  • Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:00

The Silk Road Economic Belt—the overland component of Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—promises to bind China to Central Asia and beyond through a new infrastructural network.

Uighur woman shares 'horrendous' China crackdown details with US Congress

  • Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:00

China's treatment of its religious minorities, particularly the Uighurs in far-western Xinjiang province, was thrust into the limelight after a Uighur woman detailed the abuse she said she suffered in an internment camp.

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