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Restaurants Ordered to Remain Open in Xinjiang Amid Ramadan Fast
May 26, 2017
Uyghur men pray in a mosque in Hotan during Ramadan, April 16, 2015.

A directive suggests authorities are trying to undermine Uyghur observance of the Muslim holy month.

Xinjiang Authorities Confiscate ‘Extremist’ Qurans From Uyghur Muslims
May 25, 2017
Uyghur men gather outside for afternoon prayers at a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, April 19, 2015.

All versions of the Islamic holy book published prior to 2012 are seized.

China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region
May 24, 2017

Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens.

China’s Rights Abuses Infect UN
May 24, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a high-level event in the Assembly Hall at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

Global Body Should Do More to Protect Beijing’s Critics

How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate
May 23, 2017
President Xi Jinping of China addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Sept. 28, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

As China’s global role grows, it’s increasingly important to speak out about the country’s human rights issues.

Uyghurs Forced to Undergo Medical Exams, DNA Sampling
May 22, 2017
A Uyghur man stands outside a mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang,in a file photo.

More than 90 percent of Xinjiang’s residents received checkups over a seven-month period.

China’s Employment of Unmanned Systems: Across the Spectrum from Peacetime to Wartime
May 22, 2017
CASC showcased its latest CH-5 with four AR-1 and four AR-2 guided anti-armour weapons as underwing stores on each wing at Airshow China 2016, giving it an impressive 16-missile arsenal. Source: IHS/Kelvin Wong

While China has become a driving force for the proliferation of UAVs worldwide through its extensive and increasing exports, China’s own use of these systems could also influence global norms regarding their employment. 

For Central Asia, 'OBOR' Means 'China,' And All That Comes With That
May 22, 2017

China hosted an international conference for the ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade transportation network on May 14-15.

BRIEFING: Ban on “Islamic” names an absurd intrusion into Uyghurs’ private lives
May 4, 2017

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses alarm at recent measures preventing Uyghurs from choosing state restricted names for their newborn children.

Discrimination, Mistreatment and Coercion: Uyghurs Face Severe Labor Rights Abuses in China and East Turkestan
Apr 5, 2017

Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs
Mar 6, 2017

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.