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US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the close of a three-day conference on religious freedom at the State Department in Washington, July 26, 2018.

US Officials, Lawmaker Slam China Over Religious Persecution of Ethnic Uyghurs

  • Fri, 07/27/2018 - 18:48

Beijing faces high-level criticism in Washington for violating the rights of the Muslim minority.

Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Johannes Eisele / AFP Police patrol a night food market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in Chinas Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen

  • Thu, 07/26/2018 - 18:30

In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.

© AFP/File | US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback calls for a redoubling of efforts to expand religious liberty globally

Washington opens global meet on 'under attack' religious liberty

  • Tue, 07/24/2018 - 21:48

 The US government on Tuesday opened a three-day ministerial meeting, the first of its kind to promote freedom of religion which it says is under attack globally.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape the Global Order

  • Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:33

The Coming Competition Between Digital Authoritarianism and Liberal Democracy

Police are reportedly cutting too-long dresses off ethnic minority women in the middle of streets in China

  • Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:28

Women in China's Xinjiang province have reportedly had their long tops and dresses cut by police in a continued campaign targeting ethnic Uighurs.

Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national and former employee of the Chinese state, is accused of illegally crossing the Kazakhstan border. She has spoken about China’s “re-education camps” in her court testimony. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘prison-like re-education camps’ strain relations with Kazakhstan as woman asks Kazakh court not to send her back

  • Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00

Kazakhstan seeks review of detentions of its citizens as woman accused of crossing border illegally tells of forced work at ‘prison’ for 2,500 ethnic Kazakhs

The campus of Chengdu University of Information Technology, in an undated photo.

Authorities Force Uyghur Students to Return to Xinjiang From Mainland For Propaganda Drive

  • Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00

If the students do not take part in the campaign, they cannot re-enroll in their universities.

China enforces dress code in Xinjiang by cutting up women's clothing

  • Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:22

Uyghur women are being confronted on the streets by communist cadres, and having their dresses and shirts sheared off for being too long

New investigation explores China's surveillance of a Muslim minority group

  • Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:23

A new investigative report explores China's surveillance program targeting Uighurs, a Muslim minority group living in the Xinjiang province.

China steps up efforts to forcibly integrate ethnic minorities

  • Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:21

In March, China watchers riveted their attention on amendments to the constitution, especially the one that lifted term limits for the presidency, to see if Xi Jinping would be made president for life. But there were other amendments that attracted little, if any, attention.