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Police riot gear is shown stacked outside a gated facility in Xinjiang in an undated photo.

China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang

  • Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:58

Recruitment drives target the 'inner provinces' of China, making a large influx of highly educated Han Chinese migrants likely.

Cambridge University Press limits access to articles in China

  • Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:56

Academic publisher under fire for caving in to pressure from Beijing

Uyghur Veterinarian Jailed For Treating Suspect Wounded in Xinjiang Violence

  • Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:06

Haliq Mahmut had not taken part in protests, but removed a bullet from a fellow Uyghur’s leg.

China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For 'Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan'

  • Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:04

Taghirsyz Dawutkhan was tortured for a confession and jailed with no access to a lawyer, his friends say.

A look at America’s latest report on religious persecution

  • Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:17

LOBBYING for human rights, in a universalist spirit that holds all countries to the same standards and avoids singling out any particular group or country for attention, is not something that comes naturally to the Trump administration.

Chinese Muslim Dissidents Remain Protected In EU, But For How Long?

  • Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:11

Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours.

Authorities take down a cross from a Protestant church in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.  Photo courtesy of China Aid

Religious Freedoms Restricted in China, Myanmar, Vietnam: Report

  • Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:03

Churches are raided, believers harassed and jailed, U.S. State Department says.

Chinese Censorship Hits the Middle East

  • Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:29

A deal between Beijing and the increasingly despotic Erdogan regime in Turkey is raising fears of a new phase of Chinese political influence, in which Chinese soft power is used to persuade foreign governments to allow the same type of pro-Beijing censorship that constricts the Chinese internet in their own countries.

Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in 2010. (Reuters photo: Joshua Roberts)

Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

  • Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:27

We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right

Seypidin Azizi (C) in a file photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Ban Books by Uyghur Former Chairman of Region

  • Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:44

The directive to recall Seypidin Azizi's books suggests Beijing aims to whitewash Uyghur history, observers say.

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