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Urban Heritage of the Silk Road
August 26, 2016

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

China and Australia's complicated security relationship
August 26, 2016
A Uighur boy with a flag of East Turkestan, the term separatist Uighurs and Turks use to refer to the Uighurs' homeland in China's Xinjiang region. AP

A few days after the Australian government blocked the attempt by two Chinese companies to take a controlling interest in NSW electricity provider Ausgrid, a conference was held in Canberra to discuss increased co-operation between China and Australia over terrorism.

PM urged to use China visit to aid held Canadians
August 26, 2016
A press conference held by One Free World International president Majed El Shaife (L) along with Sheng Xue president of Federation for Democratic China ask PM Justin Trudeau to question Chinese government about human rights and democracy movement on his upcoming trip to China. on Thursday August 25, 2016 in Toronto. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

A week ahead of Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to China as prime minister, several human rights advocates are pleading with him to address the issue of two Canadians still behind bars in China.

Authorities Force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to Perform Tai Chi in Public
August 25, 2016

The event is meant to 'foster the Chinese nation’s valuable traditions and spread patriotic education' among participants.

Why China Fears a ‘Color Revolution’ Incited by the West
August 25, 2016

Earlier this month, several Chinese lawyers were convicted of “subversion” for colluding with “foreign forces” — read: the United States.

Religious Freedom Still Under Threat in China
August 25, 2016
China Toppling Crosses

According to the recently released 2015 State Department International Religious Freedom Report, the Chinese government continued to exercise state control over the practice of religion.

Hostels in southern China told to refuse guests from five Middle Eastern and Asian nations
August 25, 2016

Nationals from Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan won’t be allowed to stay in smaller facilities in Guangzhou starting from this week ‘to reduce security risks’

A Newer New Frontier - Beijing’s Ambitious Plans for Xinjiang
August 24, 2016

In November 2014, the photographer Yuyang Liu saw an article in a Chinese newspaper that caught his eye. “It was the usual propaganda piece,” Liu says. “Quite superficial.” 

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

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