May 2018

What The Inside Of One Of China's Re-Education Camps Looks Like

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:51
A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014.

May 22, 20184:46 PM ET

Heard on All Things Considered

China’s Bingtuan paramilitary force tightens grip on Xinjiang

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:44
Bingtuan has expanded into agribusiness including cotton farming © AFP

Body set up under orders of Mao Zedong expands land reclamation and demographic dilution

What’s behind China’s anti-Kazakh campaign?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:34
Zhenisnur Ayatkhanuly with children in a house in the suburbs of Almaty. Photo from the personal archive of Zhenisnur Ayatkhanuly.

If you're an ethnic Kazakh or a Kazakh citizen in northwest China, you can face detention on espionage and extremism charges. RU

US Rejects China’s Request For UN to Cut Ties With NGO Linked to Exiled Uyghur Leader

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:12
Ambassador Kelley Currie speaks during the resumed session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in New York, May 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of the UN

The US delegation says China is engaging in ‘a reprisal against an individual.’

An Emergency

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:10
Uyghurs in exile, rallying in Brussels on April 27, 2018	(World Uyghur Congress)

In the last few weeks, I have talked to a number of Uyghurs. The Uyghurs are a Turkic people, living in the northwest of China. There are millions in a diaspora, around the world. The Uyghurs don’t even attempt to mask their fear, their desperation, their panic. Why should they? How can they?

Muslim Uyghurs, urging freedom for ‘East Turkestan,’ picket Chinese Embassy in Washington

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:06
Uyghur Muslims demanding an independent “East Turkestan” protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Larry Luxner)

On a rainy April morning in Washington, about 150 Muslim Uyghur protestors gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy, waving light-blue flags and shouting slogans on behalf of an ethnic group few Americans have ever heard of.

Predictive Policing Raises Important Privacy and Human Rights Concerns

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:56

Nicole Lindsey
Mar 16, 2018

Uyghur Schoolchildren, Parents Forced to Abstain From Fasting During Ramadan

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:23
A poster of late Chairman Mao Zedong watches over Uyghur students in a classroom at a middle school in Hotan prefecture, in a file photo. AP

Agreements are signed pledging to eat during the Islamic holy month.

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor interviews UHRP's Omer Kanat and Zubayra Shamseden

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:16

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor interviews UHRP's Omer Kanat and Zubayra Shamseden for a new edition of human rights heroes

China’s repugnant campaign to destroy a minority people

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:25
Police officers patrol in China’s Xinjiang province in February. (Kyodo News via Getty Images)

CHINA IS undertaking a repugnant campaign to destroy the identity of a minority people, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province in the far northwest. The Chinese government has in recent years blamed violent attacks in the region on Islamist extremists and has targeted Uighurs and others for pressure and persecution.