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Taiwan Blocks Leader of Uyghur Organization From Attending Conference
February 12, 2016
World Uyghur Congress official Dolkun Isa speaks to RFA in Washington on Nov. 11, 2012. RFA

Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress says authorities are preventing him from participating in a religious freedom forum scheduled later this month.

China Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year’s Eve Gala
February 12, 2016
“The General and the Soldier” skit, seen in a video still, was one of many in the broadcast that carried political overtones. The annual gala stretched on for more than four hours and was watched by about a billion people worldwide.

“Too handsome! Aren’t they handsome,” the actor Ju Zhaojie cooed as dozens of soldiers, from an honor guard of the People’s Liberation Army, stamped off the stage, issuing earsplitting shouts.

China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want'
February 12, 2016
 A man reads the Southern Weekly at a newsstand in Beijing. The once respected liberal broadsheet was forced to censor its content. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The ever greater constraints placed on news reporting by Xi Jinping mean many Chinese journalists see no point in pursuing a media career

China Calls for Punishment for Hong Kong ‘Separatists’
February 12, 2016
Supporters help an accused rioter (left, in jacket) into a taxi following a court hearing in Hong Kong, Feb. 11, 2016. AFP

City's growing pro-independence movement is arousing Beijing's ire in the wake of bloody clashes

Wife of Jailed Xinjiang Activist Left With Baby, No Income
February 10, 2016
Li Aijie, wife of jailed Xinjiang-based rights activist Zhang Haitao, and the couple's baby in an undated photo.

Li Aijie says her husband told her to consider finding another husband after his 19-year jail sentence was handed down.

How China and the West use terrorism
February 9, 2016
rmed paramilitary policemen ride on military trucks during a show of force on the streets of Urumqi  Photo: AP

What is terrorism? I long ago grew bored with this perennial semantic dispute. The arguments never change and they never change anyone’s mind.

Researcher illustrates impact of drone usage in areas of conflict
February 9, 2016
A pair of militia members prepare to fly drones during a test in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER

During the Xinjiang protests in 2014, China sent out surveillance drones to monitor the situation.

Ilham Tohti: A Short Introduction
February 8, 2016
Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China.

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)
Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.