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New investigation explores China's surveillance of a Muslim minority group
July 12, 2018
A BuzzFeed investigation looks into China's surveillance program in the Xinjiang province.  CBS NEWS

A new investigative report explores China's surveillance program targeting Uighurs, a Muslim minority group living in the Xinjiang province.

Xinjiang: China Ignores Lessons From The Past – Analysis
July 12, 2018
Uyghurs in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

China steps up efforts to forcibly integrate ethnic minorities
July 12, 2018
Uyghurs in a pray in Hotan

In March, China watchers riveted their attention on amendments to the constitution, especially the one that lifted term limits for the presidency, to see if Xi Jinping would be made president for life. But there were other amendments that attracted little, if any, attention.

Soccer Tournament Unites Uyghurs in America
July 11, 2018
The teams taking part in the 2018 Uyghur American Cup line up before play begins.

The World Cup in Russia has received attention all around the world. But one immigrant community has had its attention on a different soccer event.

Uighur children fall victim to China anti-terror drive
July 10, 2018
Ethnic Uighur children in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province © Getty

Thousands in Xinjiang placed in de facto orphanages after parents detained

China Fails in its Gambit to Use the UN NGO Committee to Silence the Society for Threatened Peoples and Uyghur Activist Dolkun Isa
July 10, 2018

During the most recent session of the UN’s Committee on NGOs, China attempted unsuccessfully to have the Committee withdraw the NGO consultative status of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) in connection with its support of Dolkun Isa, a human rights activist, German citizen, and president of the World Uyghur Congress.

UBC student uses satellite images to track suspected Chinese re-education centres where Uyghurs imprisoned
July 9, 2018
Law student Shawn Zhang, 28.

Many nights in the past few months, Shawn Zhang has come home from work at a student legal-aid program and pulled up satellite imagery of a place 10,000 kilometres away.

Extracting Cultural Resources: the Exploitation and Criminalization of Uyghur Cultural Heritage
Jun 12, 2018

For immediate Release

June 12, 2018, 11:00 am EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Briefing: Chinese Government Accelerates Assimilative Policies in “Sinicization of Religion” Campaign
May 9, 2018


For immediate release

May 9, 2018 1:00 pm EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920


UHRP releases new report- ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan’
Apr 26, 2018

For immediate Release

April 26, 2018, 10:45 am EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920