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Rights Groups Call For Ilham Tohti's Release on Fourth Anniversary of His Arrest
January 17, 2018
Imprisoned Uyghur professor and blogger Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.

Accused by China of promoting separatism, the Uyghur academic had only asked Beijing to uphold its own autonomy laws, supporters say.

A police state in Xinjiang in which moderate voices are silenced is not what China needs to achieve stability
January 17, 2018
Police patrol the streets as Muslims leave the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayers in Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in July 2017. Photo: AFP

Roseann Rife says the region has became a testing ground for China’s most oppressive security policies but vilifying certain ethnic groups and drowning out moderate viewpoints will not lead to a peaceful nation

China: Uyghur blogger completes fourth year in prison
January 17, 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the world not to forget Ilham Tohti, a leading Uyghur blogger and academic who was arrested exactly four years ago this week and who is serving a life sentence for what he wrote about Uyghur issues.

MEPs Urge Bulgaria Not to Deport Uyghur Asylum Seekers
January 16, 2018

A number of cross-party MEPs, including European Parliament Vice President Fabio Massimo Castaldo, have signed and authorised the issue of a press release on 5 Uyghur asylum seekers who are currently detained and facing deportation in Bulgaria.

Chinese Authorities Arrest Xinjiang Intellectual Amid Crackdown on Prominent Uyghurs
January 12, 2018
Halmurat Ghopur is shown in an interview on China's official CCTV network, Aug. 19, 2016.

Halmurat Ghopur is being investigated for exhibiting ‘nationalistic tendencies,’ sources say.

Communist officials move in with Uighur Muslims to promote ‘unity’
January 12, 2018

More than a million Chinese Communist officials have been ordered to move into the houses of Muslim Uighur familes in an attempt to instil pro-party values.

China Hits Some Political, Financial Potholes on Its Modern Silk Road
January 11, 2018
FILE - Former Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif addresses the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) seminar in Gwadar, Pakistan. From Pakistan to Tanzania to Hungary, "Belt and Road Initiative" projects are being canceled, renegotiated or delayed because of disputes about costs or complaints host countries get too little out of projects built by Chinese companies and financed by loans from Beijing.

China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.

Macron in China: notes on limits of influence
January 11, 2018
FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Daming Palace in Xian, Shaanxi province, China, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

On a state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron got plaudits for giving his host a horse -- but also experienced the limits faced by Western leaders in dealing with the new superpower on the block.

The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas
Nov 28, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China.

Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office
Oct 30, 2017

A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs.

BRIEFING: The Chinese Government’s Misleading White Paper on the Human Rights Situation in East Turkestan
Jul 6, 2017
SCIO presents the white paper

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July 6, 2017 2:35 pm EST

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