Commentary

Vocational Training With Chinese Characteristics

  • Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:45

During his visit to Beijing in mid-November, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas publicly discussed the situation in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang.

An image from undated video footage of Muslims reading from official Chinese language textbooks at a training center in Hotan, in Xinjiang. The Chinese authorities recently acknowledged the existence of a vast network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditCCTV, via Associated Press Video, via Associated Press

China Locks Up Ethnic Minorities in Camps. It Says So Itself

  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00

“Citizens, please remain calm and relax, no one in the re-education camps will starve, be left in the cold, be punished or be forced to work.” With these words, an official from China’s Communist Youth League tried to reassure relatives and friends of members of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities who had been taken to internment centers.

In an image taken from video, young Uighurs read from official Chinese-language textbooks in classrooms at a training center in Xinjiang in northwest China. (CCTV)

China must dismantle its grotesque network of brainwashing factories

  • Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:32

CHINA HAS undertaken a new public relations campaign to whitewash its sweeping attempt to detain and brainwash hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province in the country’s northwest.

Editorial: Persecuted Muslims: Atrocities in Myanmar, abuses in China

  • Thu, 09/13/2018 - 20:57

Governments in two countries, Myanmar and China, face allegations of persecuting minority Muslim populations. The mistreatment is different in each situation but the reports are credible and the oppression is grievous.

The Repression of Uyghurs Is Now an All-Out War Against a People

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:14

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.

Uyghur men drink tea in the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, March 2017	(Thomas Peter/Reuters)

The Persecution of the Uyghurs

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:09

It is the secrecy that makes whatever is happening in Xinjiang so sinister. The silence of the Xi Jinping regime is broken only by euphemism, which raises suspicions that something epochal, horrible is going on.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Religious Persecution in Iran, China Must End Now

  • Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:52

Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve.

Remembering Tiananmen; The Uighur Crackdown

  • Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:44

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

Police officers patrol in China’s Xinjiang province in February. (Kyodo News via Getty Images)

China’s repugnant campaign to destroy a minority people

  • Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:17

CHINA IS undertaking a repugnant campaign to destroy the identity of a minority people, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province in the far northwest. The Chinese government has in recent years blamed violent attacks in the region on Islamist extremists and has targeted Uighurs and others for pressure and persecution.

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