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China's Thousandfold Guantánamos

  • Mon, 04/08/2019 - 20:38

With China's assault on scores of leading academics and intellectuals, business as usual is no longer possible, writes Magnus Fiskesjö.

The Spectre of Insecurity: The CCP’s Mass Internment Strategy in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:28

How do we explain the radical shift in the Chinese Communist Party’s policies in the frontier region of Xinjiang, where more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are now interned in prison-like re-education camps?

‘Purify’ or perish: the vulnerable lives of China’s Uyghur scholars

  • Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:10

On a cold December day in 2013, Mutellip Imin, a 25-year-old Uyghur student from Hotan, changed his life. He collected four handwritten signs he had made, went to a road near his home, and took four photographs of himself holding each message in turn.

In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents walk past a statue showing Mao Zedong near a square in Kashgar, in western China's Xinjiang region.

Why did China’s mass ethnic roundup go unnoticed for so long?

  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

How, in the most populated country, do you make a million people disappear?


  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:00

Reports from rights groups, academics, and reporters show a staggering increase in the scale and intensity of repression of Uighurs in China’s far northwest region of Xinjiang. 

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang

Who Will Stand Up For Uighur Muslims In China?

  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:35

When the world denounces the persecution of Muslims in Palestine and the Rohingya, where is a statement to condemn the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China?

Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown

  • Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:51

Iran’s close ties to China leave Tehran vulnerable to criticism as Beijing cracks down on Muslim minority groups.

The ‘De-Extremitization’ Campaign in Xinjiang: A Cure Worse Than the Disease

  • Fri, 09/14/2018 - 21:02

China’s repression in Xinjiang is likely to backfire.

China Continues to Defend Its Indefensible Policies Toward the Uighurs

  • Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:00

In her first speech since assuming her new post, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet criticized China this week for forcibly detaining more than a million Muslim Uighur minorities in a secretive network of so-called re-education camps. 

China’s Muslim ban

  • Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:28

BY Maya Wang
12 September 2018
16:00 AEDT