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Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
A worker directs a truck (unseen) as water gushes out from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan (May 28, 2008). Image Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.

Robert Fulford: In China, a jealous state begins to clamp down on the lives of its faithful
March 24, 2017
Rev. Joseph Zhang Yinlin, kneeling, takes part in an ordination ceremony to be named coadjutor bishop in Anyang city in central China's Henan province

Controls over religion in China have been increasing since 2012, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.

China Shelves Central Asia Gas Plan
March 22, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping (1st L) and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (2nd L) attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tajikistan section of Line D of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, Sept. 13, 2014.

A pipeline through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been postponed "indefinitely."

China says number of 'terror attacks' is down, but threat remains high
March 21, 2017
Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The number of violent attacks by "terrorist cells" in China has dropped due to increased security measures, state media reported on Tuesday, however it also cited experts as saying the level of attempted violence remains high.

Uighurs: applications under review
March 21, 2017
 The four Uyghurs, pictured in Bermuda several years ago. *File photo

Applications made by three out of the four Uighurs living in Bermuda for naturalisation are being reviewed by the British Government, MPs heard yesterday.

How China is preparing for cyberwar
March 21, 2017

The US and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.

This Visualization Shows China’s Jailed, Murdered And Missing Political Prisoners
March 21, 2017
An illustration of China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers by the Chinese artist Badiucao.

China says it has no political prisoners. A U.S. government database disagrees.

'No beards, no veils': Uighur life in China's Xinjiang
March 20, 2017

China says Islamist separatists in Xinjiang are the greatest threat to national security. The far western region is home to a community of some 10 million Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs
Mar 6, 2017

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.

Briefing: The New Implementation Guidelines for the Counter-Terrorism Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Government’s Curbs on Human Rights
Sep 26, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920