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Separated Souls: Uighur journalist’s unbreakable resolve to help her detained family

  • Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:51

Gulchehra Hoja still remembers the first time her daughter, then three years old, met her grandparents. “That was their happiest time,” Gulchehra said of her parents. “They treated her like a princess.”

Gilgit-Baltistan  A town in Gilgit-Baltistan, which has demanded that authorities in China’s Xinjiang province release at least 50 Chinese women married to Pakistani men. Photograph: Alamy

Chinese crackdown separates Pakistani husbands from Uighur wives

  • Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:04

Men from Gilgit-Baltistan say their spouses are being held in ‘re-education’ camps in Xinjiang

China's Uighur ethnic minority protest in Australia ahead of exiled leader's visit

  • Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:01

Women from Australia's tiny Uighur community stepped out on Thursday to protest alleged discrimination by the Chinese Government against the ethnic minority.

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.

Uyghur Teenager Dies in Custody at Political Re-Education Camp

  • Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:53

The young man had been detained in 2016 after returning from a trip to Turkey.

Shohrat Zakir (centre) told the Xinjiang delegation meeting there was a significant improvement in “social harmony” last year. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang official vows to continue ‘intense’ campaign against separatists

  • Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:01

Remarks come after Human Rights Watch reported fresh evidence authorities were sweeping up citizens’ personal information to police population

UN Rights Body Needs to Challenge Powerful—and Abusive—China

  • Wed, 03/14/2018 - 19:55

Today we remember Cao Shunli, detained as she sought to travel to Geneva to engage with the UPR process, denied medical treatment, and who died in Chinese custody four years ago today.

Paramilitary police board a flight to take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Kashgar, Xinjiang © Reuters

In Xinjiang, China’s 'Neo-Totalitarian' Turn Is Already a Reality

  • Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:38

Budget almost doubles in a year as Beijing tightens grip on Muslim Uighurs

The public sentencing of 55 people in a stadium in Yining, northern Xinjiang province. Image Credit: AP.

Uncovering the Obscurity of “Educational Placement”

  • Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:19

Dui Hua’s research into online judgments has uncovered the first known case of “educational placement” (安置教育, anzhi jiaoyu), a measure imposed on prisoners who are considered “a danger to society” even after they have completed their sentences for terrorism or extremism offenses.

Men wait for afternoon prayers to begin at a mosque in China's Linxia, Gansu province, home to a large population of ethnic minority Hui Muslims, February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Martina

Chinese official warns against creeping Islamisation

  • Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:00

Chinese Muslims need to guard against creeping Islamisation, including mosques that copy foreign styles, and strive to practice their faith in a more Chinese way, a senior Chinese Islamic official said on Saturday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote for a constitutional amendment to abolish presidential term limits Sunday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Andy Wong/AP)

Xi cleared to rule indefinitely as China officially scraps term limits

  • Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:57

China’s National People’s Congress on Sunday approved a plan to abolish presidential term limits, making it possible for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely and cementing a dramatic shift in Chinese politics.

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