People walk past the Cambridge University Press (CUP) stall at the Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, August 23, 2017.
Aug 24, 2017

An old review of an academic monograph on agrarian revolutionaries in 1930s China is hardly a political third rail in Beijing today, even by the increasingly sensitive standards of the ruling Communist Party.

A map shows Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Aug 22, 2017

Kyrgyz are being sent to reeducation centers, while their traditions are slowly stamped out.

Police riot gear is shown stacked outside a gated facility in Xinjiang in an undated photo.
Aug 18, 2017

Recruitment drives target the 'inner provinces' of China, making a large influx of highly educated Han Chinese migrants likely.

Aug 18, 2017

Academic publisher under fire for caving in to pressure from Beijing

Aug 17, 2017

Haliq Mahmut had not taken part in protests, but removed a bullet from a fellow Uyghur’s leg.

Aug 17, 2017

Taghirsyz Dawutkhan was tortured for a confession and jailed with no access to a lawyer, his friends say.

Aug 16, 2017

LOBBYING for human rights, in a universalist spirit that holds all countries to the same standards and avoids singling out any particular group or country for attention, is not something that comes naturally to the Trump administration.

Authorities take down a cross from a Protestant church in China's Zhejiang province in a file photo.  Photo courtesy of China Aid
Aug 16, 2017

Churches are raided, believers harassed and jailed, U.S. State Department says.

Aug 15, 2017

A deal between Beijing and the increasingly despotic Erdogan regime in Turkey is raising fears of a new phase of Chinese political influence, in which Chinese soft power is used to persuade foreign governments to allow the same type of pro-Beijing censorship that constricts the Chinese internet in their own countries.

Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in 2010. (Reuters photo: Joshua Roberts)
Aug 15, 2017

We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right


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