The Wa ethnic minorities in China's southwest region, covered in a concoction of black ash, ox blood and mud, parade down a street in Kunming, Yunnan province, in the May 2, 2006 file photo, in the annual 'Moh Ni Hei' (touch you black) festival. (Photo by Su Ying/AFP)

China's DNA bank for minorities 'should be viewed with alarm'

  • Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:36

Questions asked why Yunnan facility is focussing on certain ethnic groups

Demonstrators in Hong Kong demanding the release of a disbarred Chinese lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, in 2016. United Nations experts said on Friday that Mr. Jiang’s health had deteriorated in detention. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters

China Brings Warm Words to U.N., and Rights Activists Feel a Chill

  • Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:32

The resolution passed by the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places.

Young Uyghur men drive a car through a night market in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015.

Xinjiang Authorities Targeting Uyghurs Under 40 For Re-Education Camps

  • Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:22

Officials say those born post-1980 are ‘violent’ and susceptible to ‘extremist’ influence.

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Dolkun Isa: Beijing also persecutes the Uyghurs abroad

  • Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:20

Students and activists are targeted. The relatives of Uyghurs in exile are sent to "re-education camps". The families in China are hostage to blackmail students abroad. The world’s silence favours the Chinese government.

Fahmi Moin (left), who is representing the 11 men, seen outside the Magistrate’s Court with co-counsel Ilyanie Noor Khuszainy

Without interpreter, uncertainty over charges against Uighur Muslims

  • Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:09

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March 21, 2018

China’s Trojan Horse Human Rights Resolution

  • Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:08

A China-backed UN resolution on “mutually beneficial cooperation” might not be all it seems.

China: New Supervision Law a systemic threat to human rights

  • Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:11

The Supervision Law places tens of millions of people at the mercy of a secretive and virtually unaccountable system that is above the law

Uyghurs demonstrate in front of Chinese consulate in New York , on March 15 , 2018

Uyghurs Abroad Protest Xinjiang Crackdown

  • Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:08

As a long-running security crackdown by the Chinese government continues to target members of the Uyghur ethnic group living both inside and outside of China, Uyghurs last week protested in major international cities against the increasingly aggressive security and political reeducation campaign.

Residents sit outside a mosque in Ghulja, in a file photo. AP

Xinjiang Authorities Up Detentions in Uyghur Majority Areas of Ghulja City

  • Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:35

Officials say arrests have increased since the beginning of the month, with a focus on women.

Bozoi Gumbaz in Badakshan where the old Soviet base was built nearby to stop infiltration of mujahedin coming in from China. Photo: Author (2017).

Tilting at Windmills: Dubious US claims of targeting Chinese Uyghur militants in Badakhshan

  • Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:25

In early February 2018, US forces conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan, supposedly targeting ‘support structures’ of the ‘East Turkistan Islamic Movement’ (ETIM), allegedly a group of Uyghur extremists hailing from China’s far west said to be focused on attacking the Chinese state.