The harsh Chinese policy on the Uyghur minority is counterproductive and likely to lead to more violence as opposition against repression increases, Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer fears and calls for the Chinese government to revise its ethnic policy.
As the world is centering its attention on major protests sweeping the Arab world, fears of the spread of the revolution flame to the ethnic Uighurs in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region is a growing headache for Chinese authorities.
Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to China, personally condemned on Monday the violence used by Chinese security officers against foreign journalists reporting a planned anti-government protest at the weekend.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.