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How China Dismantled the Uyghur Internet
July 22, 2014

In a 10 month period, China destroyed 80% of the Uyghur Internet in a massive digital book burning.

Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts
July 22, 2014
A screen grab of a since-suspended Twitter account that Free Tibet identified as fake.

Just hours after The New York Times posted an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda — and a Tibetan advocacy group demanded that the company take action — Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of the suspect accounts.

Beijing assembles people's army to crush China terrorists with an iron fist
July 21, 2014

Headline-grabbing “people’s war” on terrorism is a nationwide crackdown designed to show that president Xi Jinping’s Communist Party is taking charge

Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo
July 21, 2014
More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12, 2014

Hundreds of suspected Uygurs are being held in Thai immigration camps while officials try to validate their desperate claims of Turkish nationality. Deportation to China, they know, could be a deadly fate, writes Gabrielle Paluch

Uyghurs' Predicatement Between Sinification And Chinese Securitization In Xinjiang
July 21, 2014
Two women stand by a roadblock as they take a picture in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur region, in September, 2009

Chinese authorities appealed to nationalism to mobilize huge Chinese masses when rapid economic growth started to transform the socio-political structure of the country with a lack of adherence to communist ideals during the post-Deng Xiaoping era.

Suicide By Drought
July 18, 2014
A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (Courtesy Reuters)

How China is Destroying Its Own Water Supply

The Fallout of China’s Uyghur Policy
July 18, 2014

On April 30, 2014, an attack at a train station in the capital of China’s Xinjiang region killed three people and injured 79 others. Haiyun Ma, a former task force leader on minority welfare in China, argues that the only way to prevent more violence is to revise the current repressive policies on the Uyghur minority.

US raises rights with China in counterterror talks
July 18, 2014
Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi (L) confers with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as they host a ''CEO Roundtable Breakfast'' with Chinese and U.S. business leaders during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the ''S&ED'' talks being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, July 10, 2014.

The United States said Thursday it raised concerns with China about human rights in the Xinjiang region after activists voiced outrage over a meeting between the two powers on counterterrorism.

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).