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Crackdown
September 30, 2014

It's a striking expanse of rolling sand dunes and oases, peppered with stunning old ruins of the Silk Road trade and marked by busy and outwardly prosperous cities and towns.

Embassy refuses to deny claims Chinese government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over Foreign Correspondent episode
September 30, 2014
Uighur report: ABC journalist Stephen McDonell.

The Chinese embassy has not denied claims its government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over an upcoming Foreign Correspondent episode.

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti
September 30, 2014

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime

The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
September 30, 2014
Image Credit: Miao family image via Grigvovan / Shutterstock.com

At a conference in Beijing, China’s top leaders offered solutions for “material” and “spiritual” ethnic issues.

Going to Comic Lengths to Stifle Foreign Coverage in Xinjiang
September 30, 2014

“Ever get the feeling you’re being followed?”

Inside Xinjiang: China clamps down on dissent in restive Uighur homeland
September 30, 2014

We set out to cross China's vast western province of Xinjiang knowing that journalists have been blocked from reaching many areas in this increasingly troubled region.

Chinese embassy warns of 'wider implications' over Foreign Correspondent story on Xinjiang conflict
September 30, 2014
A Chinese official films the ABC's Stephen McDonell as he interviews a local imam in Xinjiang (Wayne McAllister)

Senior Chinese officials have warned the ABC there will be "wider implications" over its Foreign Correspondent story about unrest in western China.

China's Fruitless Repression of the Uighurs
September 29, 2014
Assa Ariyoshi

Last week, a court in China’s far western Xinjiang region sentenced Ilham Tohti, a member of the Uighur minority, to life in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.”

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).