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Political cartoon depicting the detention of Uyghur students in Egypt, and in some cases their deportation, at the apparent behest of the Chinese government. Image Credit: Credit: Rebel Pepper/Radio Free Asia.
Oct 13, 2017

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prepares for its 19th Congress on October 18, restrictions on day-to-day freedoms in the country are becoming more intrusive. 

Political cartoon depicting the detention of Uyghur students in Egypt, and in some cases their deportation, at the apparent behest of the Chinese government. Image Credit: Credit: Rebel Pepper/Radio Free Asia.
Oct 13, 2017

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prepares for its 19th Congress on October 18, restrictions on day-to-day freedoms in the country are becoming more intrusive. 

Oct 12, 2017

Contradicting Deng Xiaoping, Mr Xi has concentrated vast power in his own hands

Dolkun Isa
Oct 11, 2017

The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn't exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.

Oct 10, 2017

Beijing has strong incentives to exert control in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs pay the price.

Oct 10, 2017

In January 2017, after his success at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Xi Jinping traveled to Geneva to deliver a rare, invitation-only speech at the UN’s Palais des Nations.

Muhetar Rouzi in an undated photo.
Oct 3, 2017

The wife of a Uyghur student who went missing in Egypt says China may have ordered his deportation.

Sep 28, 2017

You suggest that the United States cooperate with China on terrorism. China has an expansive and unclear definition of terrorist actions — for example, sentencing Prof. Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for discussing Uighur issues online, accusing him of encouraging students to join terrorist groups.

Sep 25, 2017

Since traditional media in China are all state-owned and there is no private audio-visual media, the web has given Uyghurs an important space for self-expression.

Sep 21, 2017

Over the last year, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Party Secretary Chen Quanguo (陈全国) has dramatically increased the police presence in Xinjiang by advertising over 90,000 new police and security-related positions.

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