August 2019

How China's orchestrated tours of Xinjiang echo the 'Potemkin villages' of authoritarian regimes

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:40

Slick Chinese videos seek to counter the United Nations' finding that at least 1 million Uyghurs — a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority — are detained in internment camps in China's western region of Xinjiang.

Persecution of Uighurs must be opposed

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:39

Members of the minority group in western China are being imprisoned in political re-education camps and this bill will help stop it.

China denies entry to German Greens party

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:38

Germany's Green party says China has rejected a Bundestag delegation because one of its members is a vocal supporter of the Muslim Uighur minority. Another committee's plans to travel to China are also in doubt.

Inside China’s detention centres: War on terror or cultural genocide?

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:38

THE CHINESE SAY THEIR CENTRES ARE VOLUNTARY AND AIMED AT ERADICATING EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM. OTHERS SAY THEY ARE AN ELABORATE SYSTEM TO ASSIMILATE MUSLIMS INTO HAN CHINA

Satellite picture of Xinjiang camps taken from Google Earth

The Importance of a Letter

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:36

In one of the more tasteful scenes from Team America, Hans Blix informs Kim Jong-Il that unless the UN inspection of North Korea’s nuclear facilities is granted full access “we will send you a letter and tell you how angry we are.”

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics brings China’s human rights record into focus

  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:35

Tokyo is marking one year until they play host to the 2020 Summer Olympics, making it the first Asian city to host the games for a second time.

Ablikim Yusup's identification card is shown using China's spelling of his name.

Uyghur Man in Qatar Fears Forced Return to China

  • Sat, 08/03/2019 - 19:31

Ablikim Yusup had been returned from Bosnia to Qatar, which says it will deport him to China where he fears for his safety.