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Aug 24, 2017

Both Hui and Uighur Muslims have experienced intensified restrictions and Islamophobia since Xi Jinping became leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 2012, with controls deepening and expanding in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region especially.

Aug 21, 2017

China’s tech giants are helping the state build a digital panopticon.

A student walks through the quadrangle of King's College, Cambridge, on Nov. 24, 2005. (Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News)
Aug 21, 2017

Cambridge University Press reversed course Monday after facing a major backlash from academics over its decision to bow to Chinese government demands to censor an important academic journal.

Aug 16, 2017

Dolkun Isa was on his way to speak at Italy’s Senate late last month when he was stopped by the police and detained for a number of hours.

Guang Niu—Getty Images Uighur students study in front of a map of China at the Islam College in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, October 13, 2005
Aug 15, 2017

The campaign began quietly. Students studying abroad were told to return home. Many did, and their classmates didn’t hear from them afterwards. For those who needed extra incentive to get moving, police detained their families back home.

Aug 10, 2017

The increasing sophistication and reach of the country’s AI-enabled police-state apparatus mean that it is possible that Liu’s peaceful, moderate and incremental goals for political liberalization might lapse into dormancy for the foreseeable future.

Aug 2, 2017

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Jul 28, 2017

China’s ‘new frontier’ is home to the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.

Jul 27, 2017

The best way to honor his memory is to press China to end torture and free other dissidents.

Xie Yanyi, one of the lawyers detained in the 709 crackdown. Credit Giulia Marchi for The New York Times
Jul 25, 2017

As the global spotlight on the nation’s domestic policies has dimmed, lawyers for dissidents increasingly face a terrible choice: acquiescence or imprisonment.

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