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Chinese*: Citizenship and Rights of the Uyghur Community
April 24, 2017

4 May, 6:00 PM - Gilman 50 - - - Xinjiang? East Turkestan? شىنجاڭ؟ شەرقىي تۈركىستان؟ 新疆?东土耳其斯坦? Whether you are aware of China's diversity or not, the...

Activists Criticize China’s Human Rights Record Ahead of Trump-Xi Jinping Meeting
April 7, 2017

PEN America and he Uyghur American Association are among seven groups asking President Donald Trump to voice human rights concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida beginning Thursday.

What Do Trump and Xi Share? A Dislike of Muslims
April 6, 2017
A Uighur woman walks past a statue of Mao Zedong, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, July 31, 2014. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images

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.

Is their crossroads cuisine ‘the next big thing’? Uyghurs hope so
March 7, 2017
Yimamu Maimaiti and Patiguli Baikeli at Queen Amannisa in Crystal City: “Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States.” (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

“Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States,” said Yimamu Maimaiti, a partner in Crystal City’s Queen Amannisa, the first Uyghur restaurant to open in the region. 

China Is Creating an Unprecedented ‘Security State’ in Xinjiang
February 23, 2017
Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor
February 16, 2017
Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence
January 9, 2017
'We are against extremist ideas and terrorism. This is a concern for our peaceful lives here,' Alisher Nasrakhunov, chairman of the Uighur council of elders says [Zhalil Saparov/Al Jazeera]

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally
December 2, 2016

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review Nov 2016
November 15, 2016

The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review

Harmonized Histories?
November 14, 2016

A year of fragmented censorship across Chinese live streaming applications

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