May 2019

Men downing bottles of beer as part of a state-sponsored festival ahead of Ramadan in a Muslim-dominated area of China.  2015-06-21

Uyghurs Face Tight Ramadan Curbs as China Bristles at ‘Concentration Camps’ Remark

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:12

Some U.S.-based Muslims call for a boycott of China over Xinjiang Ramadan restrictions and internment camps.

Revealed: new evidence of China's mission to raze the mosques of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:11

Guardian and Bellingcat investigation finds more than two dozen Islamic religious sites partly or completely demolished since 2016

Kashgar Normal College distributes bottles of water and free food to Muslim students in an apparent bid to discourage them from fasting during Ramadan, July 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

China cracks down on Ramadan fasting, prompting activist boycott of Chinese products

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:10

With Muslims around the world observing the holy month of Ramadan, Chinese authorities have again launched a crackdown on fasting and religious practices by Islamic minorities.

Uighur detainees at a detention facility in Kashgar take vocational classes. All the detainees in this class admitted to having been "infected with extremist thoughts." Rob Schmitz/NPR

Reporter's Notebook: Uighurs Held For 'Extremist Thoughts' They Didn't Know They Had

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:09

When it comes to Chinese authorities' eagerness to manage perceptions of the way they treat Muslim citizens in the Xinjiang region, it would be hard to beat a recent musical performance staged for an audience of foreign journalists.

As Countries Seek Trade With China, Imprisoned Uyghur Muslim Community Has Become “Collateral Damage”

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:07

China’s top trade negotiator is traveling to Washington this week as tension over trade intensifies between the two nations. President Trump is threatening to impose a 25 percent tariff on nearly all Chinese imports after the U.S. accused China of backtracking on trade commitments.

Salahadin Abdulahad with his three children in Bermuda, where he was sent after being cleared of terrorism suspicions and freed from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in 2009. He has applied to emigrate to Canada as his wife and children are living in Toronto.Handout

Three former Guantanamo prisoners were cleared by the U.S. — but will Ottawa let them join their Canadian wives?

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:06

A ruling in the case of Ayub Mohammed, who wants to move to Montreal, could have an impact on two other Uyghur men once held at Guantanamo

China’s social media troll ‘army’ wages war on Uighurs

  • Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:05

The Chinese troll army suddenly struck one evening, bombarding the Facebook pages of two pro-Uighur groups with an array of verbal grenades and offensive images.