April 2013


Thu, 04/18/2013 - 22:29

The largest ethnic group, the Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, has lived in China’s shadow for centuries.

Protest as Participation: China's Local Protest Movements

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 00:00

For at least the past decade, China has witnessed tens of thousands of mass social protests per year. In 2005, the last year in which Chinese authorities released figures, there were 87,000 such protests.

The New Gatekeepers: Controlling Information in the Internet Age

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 00:00

CIMA announces the release of its most recent report, The New Gatekeepers: Controlling Information in the Internet Age, by veteran journalist and media development trainer Bill Ristow.

The Xinjiang Perspective: In Photos

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 00:00

Graham Adams shares his personal observations, experiences, and conversations from around Xinjiang.

‘Negligent’ Firemen Blamed in Uyghur Apartment Inferno

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 00:00

Residents say Chinese emergency responders let their homes burn.

Three Uyghurs Held for Resisting Land Takeover

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

Chinese authorities destroy their village’s crops and claim the site for a marketplace.

Gender and Ethnic Tensions in Western China

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

The March 2013 sentencing of 20 Uyghur men in Xinjiang, China, on terrorism- and separatism- related charges highlights ongoing frictions in China’s far west.

Human Rights Groups Urge Kerry to Take Forceful Human Rights Stance in China

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits China this weekend, he should convey a clear message to the Chinese leadership that a good working relationship with the United States will depend...

Rights Groups Urge US to Raise Concerns With China

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

Human rights groups are urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the ill-treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during a weekend visit to China expected to be dominated by talk of North Korea.

Magazine Exposé Reinvigorates Calls to End RTL

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:00

The recurrent exposure of individuals sent on dubious charges to reeduca