July 2015

Uyghur Exile Pursues Life in Turkey After Taunts and Torture Back in China

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Young political prisoner recounts how China’s post-9/11 crackdown sundered his once prosperous family.

A Voice From China’s Uighur Homeland, Reporting From the U.S.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
 Shohret Hoshur at the Radio Free Asia office in Washington. He said, “I cannot leave. They took such risks. In such a situation, how can I?” Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

IN December 1994, Shohret Hoshur, then a 29-year-old journalist in a remote corner of the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, said goodbye to his homeland.

China: Ensure 2022 Olympics Won’t Fuel Abuse

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
Thomas Bach President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Beijing as the city to host the the 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, on July 31, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

IOC’s Selection Raises Massive Concerns, Challenges

CPJ calls on IOC to ensure press freedom at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
 Performers outside the National Stadium in Beijing on Friday cheered before the International Olympic Committee announced that the city had won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing and calls on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that journalists are able to freely cover all aspects of the Games, including sensitive issues such as construction of the venues, possible protests, and any allegations of corruption.

Human rights groups slam IOC for granting Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
Residents celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

China Indicts Former Party Chief of Xinjiang's Capital for Graft

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:58

The former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, has been indicted on corruption charges, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Uyghur Terrorism: A Misnomer?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Conflating domestic protest with international terrorism is unhelpful.

Do we have to be told what is terrorism?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

State-sponsored torment of Uighur community in China’s western region is bound to trigger a backlash at some point from the repressed minority

Thailand’s move to return Uighurs to China is a massive moral failure

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00
Uighur women pray during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on June 9. (Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press)

By Editorial Board
July 24

Turkish help for Uighur refugees looms over Erdogan visit to Beijing

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

The folded piece of paper with a photo of a four-month-old baby tells a story that will loom over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Chinese hosts when he visits Beijing this week.