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Beijing's Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard?
January 23, 2015

What the data reveals about the ongoing insurgency in Xinjiang.

China official calls for reduced birth rates in Xinjiang
January 23, 2015
  Uighur children play at the entrance of a residential compound in Shanghai, March 28, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Aly Song/Files

An official from China's restive far-western Xinjiang called for strict measures to prevent early marriages and high birth rates in southern parts of the region, state media said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns among ethnic Uighurs.

Xinjiang Arrests Nearly Doubled in ’14, Year of ‘Strike-Hard’ Campaign
January 23, 2015
    Chinese soldiers in front of the Id Kah Mosque, in Kashgar, on Thursday. China has increased security in many parts of Xinjiang.     Getty Images

New figures that show a near-doubling of arrests in Xinjiang last year illustrate that Chinese President Xi Jinping meant business with a vow to strike hard in that western region to suppress terrorism.

China cracks down on Uighur exodus
January 22, 2015
This file picture taken on on May 23, 2014 shows fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang

CHINESE police shot dead two Uighurs on Sunday night, nabbed two others and are pursuing a fifth on suspicion of trying to enter Vietnam illegally, amid a growing exodus by the Muslim ethnic minority group from Xinjiang.

Uyghur Refugees Go on Hunger Strike in Thai Detention Center
January 22, 2015
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

One detainee says the refugees had to resort to the measure because they had no other choice.

Unrest in China's Xinjiang region
January 20, 2015

What’s at the heart of mounting tensions between the Chinese government and ethnic Uighurs?

China: Draft Counterterrorism Law a Recipe for Abuses
January 20, 2015

The Chinese government should radically revise its proposed legislation on counterterrorism to make it consistent with international law and the protection of human rights.

Don’t make yourself at home
January 20, 2015

Uighurs and Tibetans feel left out of China’s economic boom; ethnic discrimination is not helping

UHRP issues a Chinese-language version of its report, Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare
Feb 24, 2014
Rumors, Suspicion, Hysteria Chinese cover

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) issues a Chinese-language version of its report Rumors, Suspicion and Hysteria: Urumchi’s Han Residents Target Uyghurs in September 2009 Pinprick Attack Scare.

To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi
Jul 2, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.

Sacred Right Defiled: China’s Iron-Fisted Repression of Uyghur Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2013

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) details the repression of religious freedom among Uyghurs in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).