March 2017

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:17

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective.

End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:00

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March 6, 2017 10:00 am EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

China’s Response to Reports of Torture: ‘Fake News’

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:52

“FAKE NEWS,” a Twitter post declared. “Prejudice-based,” another said. “Cleverly orchestrated lies,” a news article asserted.

What Xinjiang needs is de-escalation - Ian Johnson

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:42
Ian Johnson

While religion is getting more leeway in China, the opposite is happening for the Tibetans and Uighur, says journalist Ian Johnson, author of the upcoming book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao in the Globe&Mail. Just last week Xinjiang, home to the Uyghur, saw a strong increase in security forces.

'All-out offensive' in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:11
Large rallies by security forces have been held in Xinjiang recently

China is in the midst of what it calls a "people's war on terror" in its far west. What sparked this latest campaign was a knife attack.

Tibet and Xinjiang have become a draw for China’s wealthy... in search of low taxes

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:53
Affluent Chinese business owners have been basing their companies in regions of China that enjoy preferential tax treatment. Depicted is the Khorgos border crossing point. Photo: Reuters

Why Chinese celebrities Zhao Wei and Fan Bingbing are basing companies in China’s autonomous regions

Remembering the Ghulja Incident: 20th Anniversary of ‘Uyghur Tiananmen’ Passes With Little Notice

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:47

20 years on, the Ghulja Incident has largely disappeared from public imagination.

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:43
Chinese Catholics attend a mass to mark the ascension of Jesus at a Catholic church in Tianjin, in northern China on May 24, 2015.

The demand for religion in China outpaces state restrictions and repression, Freedom House says.

Military Rallies in Xinjiang Ahead of Top Party Meetings

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:41

Following a deadly knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang on February 14 and amid an ongoing “people’s war on terrorism,” authorities last week announced new security measures, and oversaw police rallies showcasing the might of the People’s Armed Police in several regions of Xinjiang.

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