March 2016

Voc Awards Uyghur Leader For China Human Rights Work

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:03

Mr. Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress Recognized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

China launches unity push in restive Xinjiang with respect call

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:59
                             	A pedestrian reacts as a security officer holds out a detector on a street in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, November 17, 2013.

China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang has begun a campaign to promote ethnic unity with a call for respect of the cultures of the minorities who call the region home, while vowing another crackdown on terrorism and separatism.

Restrictive measures against Uighurs will end, China says

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:55
Zhang Chunxian, Communist Party secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, said terrorist attacks had dropped in the region as China announced an end to restrictive measures against Uighurs. (Photo by AFP)

Party leaders announce switch in focus to economic development as terrorism in Xinjiang drops

Xi's Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:51

Just ahead of Thursday's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Beijing is protesting a U.S. decision to allow one of his state's highest-profile victims into the country.

Mother of Uyghur who Disappeared in 2009 Faces Charges Over Interview

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:31
Patigul Ghulam in an undated photo

Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, will be tried for leaking state secrets.

'Strike Hard' Hits Uyghur Family

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:29

Chinese crackdown is blamed for sending two men to prison and its aftermath for causing a pair of deaths.

To silence its critics abroad, China goes after their families at home

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:26
Hüseyin Celil

Beijing is trying to smoke out the authors and publishers of a widely disseminated anonymous letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

China: an unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 14:42

President Obama must remind China of its human rights obligations to the Uyghur people during alleged counter-terror measures

China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 19:29

China’s recent promulgation of a series of laws, especially the new National Security Law (July 2015) and the country’s first Anti-Terrorism Law (December 2015), marks a shift towards the increased role of law in politics and governance

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s ‘televised confessions’

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:50
China’s culture of televised confession has become one of the more visible aspects of Jinping’s “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” policy. (AP Photo)

At a Communist Party of China (CPC) meet in Beijing in late 2014, President Xi Jinping made a statement that would have made Chairman Mao Zedong proud. The rule of law in China, Xi said, was “a knife whose handle was in the hands of the party and the people”.