July 2013

Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Under House Arrest

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:13
Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing, June 12, 2010.

He believes Chinese authorities want to keep him silent during an international human rights meeting.

Hundreds of Uyghurs Detained Over Deadly Attack on Chinese Dam Workers

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:22
Two Uyghurs are being sought in connection with a May 20 attack which led to the death of seven Han Chinese workers building a dam in Qaraqash county.

A list of arrest warrants sheds light on the previously unreported incident.

China: US Should Insist on Rights Benchmarks in Talks

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:19
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) speaks next to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington on July 10, 2013.

The United States should use the upcoming human rights dialogue with the Chinese government to demand concrete public commitments to change policies and practices that violate human rights.

China's secret police to take part in UK seminar - and no mention of human rights allowed

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:13

Seminar for officials to be held at Cambridge University features 24-member delegation from notorious Ministry of Public Security


Mon, 07/29/2013 - 21:22

You have to give it to the Chinese.

Why is the Chinese government trying to get Uighurs to slip up on Ramadan fasts?

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 21:17
Religious freedoms only become worse for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan. Reuters / Stringer China

Religious freedoms only become worse for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan.

Unrest in Xinjiang not work of “Terrorists”

Sat, 07/27/2013 - 10:24

China attempts to tie unrest in Xinjiang to groups affiliated with Al Qaeda.

Violence in northwest China and Beijing's growth plans

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

In China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region differing cultural values between Uighurs and Han Chinese highlight the need for Beijing to review its ethnic policy to coincide with its development plans

Throttling Dissent: China's New Leaders Refine Internet Control

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

This special report is based on the 2013 China chapter of Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net survey.