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Apr 21, 2017

While perusing the news from Northwest China in mid-April 2017, I came across a story about a Uyghur official who refused to smoke cigarettes in front of other devout Uyghurs.

Apr 20, 2017

By taking over Xinjiang, communist China controlled the western borders of the Middle Kingdom, access trade with Central Asia, block any possibility of Soviet advance, and come in contact with Indian frontiers

Apr 19, 2017

We write on the occasion of your visit to China on 19 April for the 7th European Union-China Strategic Dialogue to urge that you speak both publicly and privately about the deteriorating human rights situation in China. 

Apr 17, 2017

In the West, Xinjiang lacks Tibet’s luster. Here’s one reason why.

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.

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