Uyghur Related

Uighurs and their supporters rally across the street from United Nations headquarters in New York on March 15. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Congressional leaders urge U.S. to press China over reports of mass Uighur detentions

  • Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:00

The U.S. administration needs to press China harder over the detention of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in “political education centers,” including dozens of relatives of reporters working for Radio Free Asia in Washington.

U.S. Representative Chris Smith

Chairs Urge Ambassador Branstad to Prioritize Mass Detention of Uyghurs, Including Family Members of Radio Free Asia Employees

  • Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:55

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China respectively, released today a letter sent to U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad urging him to visit the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), prioritize the issue of mass surveillance and detention of the Uyghur ethnic minority population, including the detention of family members of Radio Free Asia employees, and begin collecting information on the senior officials involved with implementing this policy for possible Global Magnitsky sanctions. 

Xinjiang halts all government projects as crackdown on debt gets serious

  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:36

China’s biggest region issues blanket infrastructure suspension as it combs through the books to check they have enough funding to ensure their completion

Pezilet Bekri in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Uyghur Official Arrested For Sympathizing With Political ‘Re-Education Camp’ Detainees

  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

Pezilet Bekri had overseen authorities hauling members of her ethnic group into custody in Kashgar.

People hold placards and flags during a demonstration of France's exiled Uyghur community on July 4, 2010 in Paris.

China’s Campaign Against Uighur Diaspora Ramps Up

  • Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:26

In its attempts to control Uighurs abroad, the Chinese government is holding families hostage.

Citizen checkpoints such as this one in Ili register the identities of everyone who enters. (Photo: ChinaAid)

Xinjiang authorities confiscate works by Kazakh, Turkish, and Kyrgyz writers

  • Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:18

Xinjiang authorities are waging an ideological war against authors and poets from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey, ordering their works confiscated in order to determine whether or not they contain teachings that oppose the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party

Beijing Squeezes Exiles in U.S. by Detaining Family Back Home

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:22

Efforts ramp up under Xi Jinping to silence Uighurs and other critics outside the reach of China’s police

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him.  Photo sent by an RFA listener

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghurs ‘Wanting to Travel Abroad’

  • Wed, 03/28/2018 - 20:40

Simply showing an interest in taking a trip outside of China is enough to warrant arrest.

China is trying to prevent the formation of a vocal Uighur diaspora

  • Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:30

It has persuaded friendly countries to send lots of them home

A Chinese woman who wrote a widely discussed online account of domestic discrimination has been branded a “crazy dog” who supports terrorism and should be put to death.

In China, sympathy for treatment of ethnic minority prompts death threats

  • Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:59

A Chinese woman who wrote a widely discussed online account of domestic discrimination has been branded a “crazy dog” who supports terrorism and should be put to death.