UHRP in the News

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

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20
August 31, 2016
Human rights lawyer Teng Biao says China is experiencing its worst human rights crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power

Urban Heritage of the Silk Road
August 26, 2016

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

IFC Statement on Chinese State Suppression of Uyghur Environmental Activism
July 25, 2016

IFC applauds the Uyghur Human Rights Project’s newly released research report, “Without land, There Is No Life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism,” which has documented in details how the Chinese government policy destroyed the Uyghur people’s way of life and their environment for survival.