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A Uighur woman walks past a statue of Mao Zedong, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 31, 2014. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images
Apr 6, 2017

During the 1980s, as an idealistic, ambitious Uighur growing up under repressive Chinese conditions in the city of Kashgar, there was one nation to which I pinned my hopes for freedom and democracy.

Apr 3, 2017

A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values.

Press conference of the announcement of the Regulations. March 30, 2017
Mar 31, 2017

Full translation of 'Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification'

Mar 30, 2017

On 15 February, three ’knife wielding’ Uyghur ‘terrorists’ attacked a residential compound in Pishan township, Khotan Prefecture, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), killing five people.

Jewher Ilham, in an interview with RFA's Uyghur Service in new York, March 11, 2017.
Mar 29, 2017

Jewher Ilham says she will work to win freedom for her jailed father, Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti.

Mar 29, 2017

Alarming questions over the scale – and sources – of organ transplants need to be answered.

Mar 29, 2017

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Blasphemy Prisoners Database 2016 from Human Rights Without Frontiers International

A worker directs a truck (unseen) as water gushes out from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan (May 28, 2008). Image Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Mar 24, 2017

China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.

Rev. Joseph Zhang Yinlin, kneeling, takes part in an ordination ceremony to be named coadjutor bishop in Anyang city in central China's Henan province
Mar 24, 2017

Controls over religion in China have been increasing since 2012, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.

Mar 21, 2017

The US and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.

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