January 2018

Conditions deteriorate for foreign press in China, FCCC finds

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:05

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China annual survey, released this week, showed a steady deterioration of working conditions in China for the foreign press.

Foreign journalists say reporting conditions in China deteriorated in 2017

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:04

The Chinese government intensified attempts to restrict foreign journalists’ access to parts of the country in 2017, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has said after conducting an annual survey of its members.

Interview: ‘I Lost All Hope of Surviving’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:46
​​​​​​​Omurbek Eli with his children in Alamata, Kazakhstan, Nov 2017

A Kazakh national recalls seven months in detention in Xinjiang for alleged ‘terrorist activities.’


Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:42
Uyghur anti-China protest outside the White House in Washington, D.C., July 10, 2009 (User Malcolm Brown, Flickr Commons)

It was late afternoon , me and my mother were preparing for dinner. It was a special day for us, my father’s birthday and we were preparing one of his favorite dishes. A sudden knock on our door turned our happiness into an urgent need to move out again.

UK’s May Needs to Get Tough with China on Rights

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:39
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) greets China's Vice Premier, Ma Kai, as he arrives in 10 Downing Street, in London November 9, 2016 in London. © 2016 Reuters

Brexit Means Trade, Not Growing Repression, Will Likely Dominate Beijing Visit

Working conditions for reporters in China deteriorate – FCCC annual survey results

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:37

The Chinese government has intensified its attempts to deny or restrict the access of foreign journalists to large parts of the country while increasing the use of the visa renewal process to pressure correspondents and news organisations whose coverage it does not like, according to a new report.

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:39
Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo.

Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, had been detained about 40 days before his death.

DC Conference: Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:42

On 26 February 2018, the UNPO, together with the UHRP, the UAA and the WUC will organised a conference entitled “Uyghur Religious Freedom and Cultural Values Under Siege”.

China says 'terror' risks in Xinjiang remains serious despite security push

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:38
Security personel stand in front of an armoured vehicle in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Unrelenting risks of “terror” and separatist activity in China’s far western region of Xinjiang require a prolonged security crackdown, state media said late on Sunday, after a year-long campaign that saw increased police deployment and heightened surveillance.


Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:33

In 2009, the “reconstruction” project in the old city of Kashgar, initiated by Chinese authorities, raised many critical and hostile reactions around the world.