April 2018

Thousands March in Brussels to Protest Mass Detentions of Uyghurs

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:40
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018.

Uyghurs living in exile come from around the world to ask the EU's help in ending China's 'repressive' policy.

Thousands of ethnic Uighurs rally outside European Commission against China

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:34

Thousands of Uighurs have rallied outside the European Commission to press Brussels into taking action against China whom they accuse of oppressing them.

2,000 March for Freedom of the Uyghurs in Large-Scale Demonstration Organised by UNPO and WUC

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 19:31

On 27 April 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and its Member organisation the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) held a protest march in Brussels, Belgium to demand that China release one million Uyghurs having been arbitrarily arrested and currently being detained within Chinese ‘re-education camps’.

'Eradicate the tumours': Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:01
Police patrol a village in Hotan prefecture, in China's western Xinjiang region, where surveillance affects every aspect of daily life (AFP Photo/BEN DOOLEY)

The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to "win the people's hearts", but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing threats to the Chinese state.

Kazakh Man Recounts 'Reeducation' In Western Chinese Camp

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:59
Beijing has cracked down on Xinjiang's Muslims, closing down mosques, greatly restricting religious practices, banning clothing deemed to be in some way Islamic, banning beards for all but elderly men.

Thirty-year-old Kayrat Samarkan is an ethnic Kazakh from China. He has just received citizenship in Kazakhstan, after living there since May 2009. But he almost didn't make it.

China’s Challenge to Democracy

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:56
Students watched a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix/Associated Press

The democratic cause is on the defensive today, and China’s pragmatic authoritarianism now offers a serious rival model, based on economic progress and national dignity

USCIRF Releases 2018 Annual Report, Recommends 16 Countries be Designated “Countries of Particular Concern”

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:40

USCIRF Releases 2018 Annual Report, Recommends 16 Countries be Designated “Countries of Particular Concern”

UHRP releases new report- ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan’

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:45

For immediate Release

April 26, 2018, 10:45 am EST

Prominent Uyghur Scholar Detained in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi: Official

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 23:04
Abdulqadir Jalaleddin in an undated photo.

A security official at his university confirms the poet was taken into custody in January.