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Apr 28, 2016

The Chinese government must scrap a new law aimed at further smothering civil society, Amnesty International said today.

An event by Greenpeace addressing climate change in Beijing, the capital, in 2009. The law subjects foreign groups to oversight by the police. Credit Elizabeth Dalziel/Associated Press
Apr 28, 2016

 China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping’s drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision.

Apr 27, 2016

The first international conference tackling the rights of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers was inaugurated yesterday [25 April 2016] in Berlin. 

Apr 27, 2016

Ilham Tohti's family rely on handouts from friends as they struggle to make ends meet on his wife's small salary.

Ilham Tohti, a scholar and advocate for China’s Uighur ethnic minority, at home in Beijing in February 2013. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press
Apr 27, 2016

A prominent Uighur scholar who is serving a life sentence for separatism in a Chinese prison was named on Wednesday as a finalist for a prestigious human rights award for trying to promote dialogue in the troubled Xinjiang region of China.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu(L) holds a talk with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi(R) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing Apr27, 2016. REUTERS/IORI SAGISAWA/POOL
Apr 27, 2016

Turkey will not allow its soil to be used for activities that damage China's security, the two countries' foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday, following recent disputes over China's Muslim Uighur ethnic minority that had soured ties.

Apr 26, 2016

In a recent Greenpeace survey, Xinjiang and Henan were revealed to be China's most polluted provinces in the first quarter 2016. 

Uighur activist Dolkun Isa said he was "disappointed" by the Indian government's action
Apr 26, 2016

India has cancelled the visa of Chinese dissident leader and Uighur activist Dolkun Isa after a protest by Beijing.

(Armed police guard at the entrance of the South Railway Station in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, in this May 2, 2014 file picture. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic)
Apr 26, 2016

China must be on guard against foreign infiltration through religion and stop “extremists” spreading their ideology, President Xi Jinping told a top-level meeting on managing religion, state media reported on Sunday.

Apr 25, 2016

Dolkun Isa was scheduled to attend a conference with other anti-Beijing activists

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