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The unruly province: The situation of China's Uighur minority

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:00

The Xinjiang province in the far west of China is one of the main political hotspots in the People's Republic.

Chinese Authorities Kill Three, Jail Two Members of Uyghur Family in ‘Anti-Terror’ Raids

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:53
Chinese security forces on guard in Moyu county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

A relative and former local official says the incidents destroyed his family.

Roger Williams University Students Take Up Cause Of Chinese Dissident

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:58
Jewher Ilham and Roger Williams seniors Caitlin Holton, Jennifer Iacobino and Ashley Barton.

A group of undergraduates at Roger Williams University have taken up the cause of an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

Co-Chairmen Send Letter to Secretary Kerry Regarding Repression of Uyghurs in China

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

On March 27, 2015, Congressman James P. McGovern and Congressman Joseph R. Pitts, Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, sent a letter to Secretary Kerry urging his serious engagement on the worsening human rights situation of ethnic Uyghurs in China.

Thailand emerges as a China-Uyghur battleground

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:51
Friday Prayers at the Central Mosque, Urumqi, China, December 2009, six months after the June riots. (Photo: Michael Sainsbury)

Will prime minister send detainees back to almost certain harm?

Chinese Authorities Demolish Home of Uyghur Supporting Quranic Studies

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:39

Residents are ordered to watch the ‘consequences’ of pursuing unofficial religious studies.

Death Sentences and Executions 2014

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:37

An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.

Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Xinjiang Article and Related Apology

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:40
A Uighur man trying on a traditional hat in a market in Kashgar, where a couple was  reportedly jailed for violating regulations against long beards and burqas.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The article, about a Muslim couple in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang being sentenced to prison for growing a long beard and wearing a burqa, appeared in state news media on Sunday. By Monday morning, it had vanished.

Minitrue: Delete News on Uyghur Jailed for Beard

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:36

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

'China’s Outer Lands' – a look at the plight of ethnic minorities in China

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:27
Emperor Puyi's photograph, his imperial uniforms and a polar bear hide are seen in reflection at the former Imperial Palace of Manchukuo of the Manchu State, the residence of China's last emperor in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. After the fall of Manchukuo, the palace was damaged when Soviet troops looted the city of Changchun. The structures were later preserved and opened as the Museum of Imperial Palace of Illegitimate ‘Manchu State,’ Changchun, Jilin province, China. (Photogr

Photograph by Q. Sakamaki
March 30, 2015 4:00 PM

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