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China Builds More Prisons in Xinjiang
September 27, 2016
Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.

A complex of seven separate facilities now lies outside the regional capital Urumqi.

Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?
September 26, 2016

China’s ethnic periphery can be a volatile place. Over the past decade, violence has repeatedly marred the remote yet strategic regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, which comprise nearly a third of Chinese territory and are its chief sources of oil and water.

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy Recognizes Persistent Threats to Minorities
September 26, 2016

On 20 September 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2015. 

'We need to be clear-eyed and vigilant': A look inside China's national spy museum
September 26, 2016
People walk past the Jiangsu National Security Education Museum in Nanjing, China, on April 25, 2009. (Gu Changwang / Imaginechina)

The Yuhuatai Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs is hallowed ground for the Chinese Communist Party. Here stand a soaring monument and super-life-size reliefs to honor the memory of party members, most then operating as secret agents, executed by the Nationalist government in the 1930s and ’40s.

China: Credibly Investigate Xinjiang Blast
September 23, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014.

Suspects at Risk of Ill-Treatment

Foreign Reporters in China Face More Restrictions Now, Report Says
September 22, 2016
Journalists have faced a number of new obstacles since Xi Jinping, on screen above, came to power in China four years ago. Credit Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse

China has tightened restrictions on foreign journalists since Xi Jinping became the country’s leader four years ago, complicating efforts to parse Beijing’s thinking at a time when its slowing economy and growing global ambitions are making it increasingly important to the world.

September 22, 2016

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China details how the Chinese government is slowly suffocating the foreign press.

China Wants You to Forget Ilham Tohti
September 21, 2016
Ilham Tohti speaks to students at Beijing’s Minzu University of China in 2009. © 2009 Associated Press

Uyghur Critic, 2 Years Into Life Sentence, Should Be Freed

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