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Shohret Hoshur, Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia. Chinese authorities have arrested Mr. Hoshur’s three brothers. (Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia/Courtesy of Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia)
Jun 9, 2015

IT IS common for tyrants to claim that human rights are an “internal matter” and should not concern outsiders.

May 16, 2015

Since 2013, China has been hyping its New Silk Road project. It launched a massive public relations campaign – which even held out the prospect of “Silk Road Tourism” – to turn the idea of a global transportation network into an incentive to cooperate with China and an expression of an Asian “community of destiny”. http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_chinas_silk_road_to_nowhere3025

Apr 22, 2015

One of the government propaganda murals recently painted on walls next to a mosque in the Chinese Silk Road district of Kashgar portrays knife-wielding Uyghurs clad in black being crushed by a steamroller sporting the Chinese flag.

Liu Ping, left, Ilham Tohti. center, and Su Changlan, right have all been detained or jailed for expressing their views online, according to Amnesty International.
Mar 25, 2015

The Chinese government has declared the Internet to be the new battlefield in its fight against "pornography and unlawful information."

‘Chinese leaders are not known for tolerating dissent, but Xi Jinping is less tolerant than his predecessors.’ Photograph: EPA/WU HONG
Mar 10, 2015

‘Chinese human rights defenders are facing the most severe crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989’

Feb 26, 2015

Government crackdowns on believers won’t bring the stability officials crave

Feb 12, 2015

Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.

Jing Wei
Feb 3, 2015

In early November, when Beijing played host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, city officials closed hundreds of factories and forced millions of vehicles off the roads to clear the soupy gray smog that normally blankets the sky.

Chinese President Xi Jinping
Jan 28, 2015

Venezuela jails opposition political figures as terrorists. Russia and China put critics in psychiatric hospitals.

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.
Jan 20, 2015

Chinese authorities hunt the family of a Washington-based reporter.

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