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China’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Lead to Unrest, U.N. Adviser Says
August 23, 2016
Philip G. Alston, an adviser to the United Nations, warns that the Communist Party’s tight grip on civil society in China is undermining basic human rights.

An adviser to the United Nations has sharply criticized President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent in China, warning on Tuesday that the Communist Party’s tight grip on civil society was undermining basic rights and risking mass unrest.

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” – UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
August 23, 2016

BEIJING / GENEVA (23 August 2016) – China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but it also needs to put in place meaningful accountabilit

Police in Hangzhou Shutter Restaurants Run by Chinese Muslims Ahead of G20 Summit
August 23, 2016
Armored vehicles are shown parked outside a Hangzhou shopping mall ahead of the G20 Summit, August 2016. Photo sent by a local resident

The mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group is being targeted amid a massive security clampdown in the city.

Xinjiang's Universities Force New Push in 'Political Education'
August 22, 2016
A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

Teachers in the Uyghur homeland must demonstrate loyalty to Beijing and to Chinese Communist Party rule.

The slow creep and chilling effect of China's censorship
August 22, 2016

In China, fear and intimidation are leading some to self-censor online.

Uyghurs 'Fenced In' to Neighborhoods in China's Xinjiang Region
August 19, 2016
A fence surrounding a Uyghur neighborhood in Urumqi is shown in an undated photo. Photo sent by an RFA listener

The Muslim minority group is subjected to added scrutiny, while Han Chinese are allowed to move about unchecked.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Takes Second Place to 'Stability Maintenance' in Xinjiang
August 19, 2016
A Chinese farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.

'Religious extremism' is seen as a greater danger than the spread of the disease, sources say.

It’s all connected: Silk Roads old and new
August 19, 2016

Jim Millward discusses the myths, lies, truths and significance of Central Asia, Xinjiang, the Silk Road and new Chinese initiatives to revive it.

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

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons