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Jul 17, 2017

Authorities in Xinjiang have stepped up their efforts to suppress the Islamic identity of the region’s ethnic Uyghurs following the appointment of Chen Quanguo to the position of Party Secretary. UNPO looks at some of the latest repressive measures that have been introduced under Chen to control the religious practices and behaviors of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

A copy of the document detailing the security threat of 13 Uyghur residents of Western Hebei Road, in Xinjiang's Yengisheher district.
Jul 14, 2017

Non-Hans in Xinjiang’s capital are rated by 10 categories, including whether they are Uyghur.

A Chinese policeman stands guard as Muslims arrive for the Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 26, 2017.
Jul 14, 2017

The app automatically searches any Android device and deletes content deemed linked to "terrorism" or "illegal religious activity."

FILE - An ethnic Uighur boy inside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong, Thailand is seen in this March 15, 2014 photo.
Jul 14, 2017

Thailand is facing a renewed dilemma over the fate of more than 60 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers amid reports of pressure by China for the group’s return.

Jul 14, 2017

Egypt continues to arrest and deport members of a Chinese ethnic minority group, sending many into hiding.

USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley speaks in support of Chinese prisoner of conscience Gulmira Imin.
Jul 14, 2017

Open Letter from USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley to Gulmira Imin on the 8th Anniversary of Her Arrest

 Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer while in state custody, was mourned in Hong Kong on Thursday. Credit Kin Cheung/Associated Press
Jul 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo, China’s only Nobel Peace Prize laureate, catapulted to fame in 1989, when the Communist Party’s violent crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square created an international uproar.

 Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer under guard in a hospital, was mourned in Hong Kong on Thursday. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times
Jul 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him a lengthy prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while locked away, died under guard in a hospital on Thursday. He was 61.

Jul 13, 2017

A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

Jul 13, 2017

He is inventing new ways to identify potential inmates

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