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Can Beijing Sell Silk Road as a Marshall Plan Against Terror?
December 1, 2015
In Sost, a border town in northern Pakistan, the new Silk Road is under construction, a giant project China depicts as a way to extend economic development to its troubled inland neighbors. PHOTO: AAMIR QURESHI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

China needs West’s buy-in on stabilizing effects of its Silk Road project

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China
December 1, 2015

When officials forced an informal school run by monks near here to stop offering language classes for laypeople, Tashi Wangchuk looked for a place where his two teenage nieces could continue studying Tibetan.

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game
November 30, 2015

Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.

Notes on the China I’m Leaving Behind
November 30, 2015
An advertisement for an e-commerce website in Beijing. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

I GOT together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends. While bossa nova played in the background, we sipped French merlot and snapped iPhone photos of one another making goofy faces.

French journalist in China 'intimidated by state newspapers'
November 30, 2015

Fellow correspondents register ‘deep concern’ about treatment of reporter

How China's 'Great Green Wall' is poor quality and will have a limited impact on climate change
November 30, 2015

Ahead of Monday's Paris climate change summit, China's actions to limit their impact on greenhouse gas emissions may yield little results on the growing problem

EU/China: Rights Dialogues Without Benchmarks Lack Impact
November 28, 2015
Gerhard Sabathil (L), director for East Asia and the Pacific in the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Li Junhua, director general for International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China hold a joint press conference after the 33rd human rights dialogue at the headquarters of the EEAS in Brussels on Dec. 8, 2014.

EU and its 28 Member States Should Hold China to Human Rights Standards

We’re not having this discussion
November 26, 2015

Over the weekend, a post on the official Weibo account of the United Nations said its Committee Against Torture had questioned China insistently over its record on such issues as judicial independence and its use of “black jails.”

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.

UHRP releases report on bilingual education in East Turkestan—Uyghur Voices on Education
May 20, 2015

New report highlights assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts

For immediate release
May 20, 2015 11:45 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Legitimizing Repression: China’s “War on Terror” Under Xi Jinping and State Policy in East Turkestan
Mar 3, 2015

New report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project analyses political violence from 2013-14