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.

Ethnic Uighurs protest Chinese security crackdown

  • Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:56

Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers.

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