May 2018

CHINA: USCIRF Deeply Concerned About Increasing Repression of Uighur Muslims

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:48

“The Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur Muslims are an attempt to assimilate a besieged religious and ethnic minority.”

Commentary: China’s Muslim minority faces a modern Orwellian nightmare

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:45
Men install a CCTV camera in a shopping street in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

At least 120,000 Uighurs have been imprisoned in so-called “re-education camps” in the last two years, according to the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.

China: Visiting Officials Occupy Homes in Muslim Region

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:20

‘Becoming Family’ Campaign Intensifies Repression in Xinjiang

How China is trying to impose Islam with Chinese characteristics in the Hui Muslim heartland

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:59
Hui Muslims head towards the prayer hall at the Nanguan Grand Mosque in Yinchuan. Photo: Nectar Gan

Islamic domes and signs in Arabic are being pulled down and no new ‘Arab style’ mosques can be built under campaign that has Hui communities worried

How Stalin Elevated the Chinese Communist Party to Power in Xinjiang in 1949

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:29

Records just added to show that Soviet aid (along with military cunning, political skill and some luck) enabled the 1949 PLA invasion

Release Professor Abdulqadir Jalaleddin

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:23

May 10, 2018 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned about the reported arrest and detention of Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, a literature professor

Scholars at Risk: Professor Abdulqadir Jalaleddin

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:18

On January 29, 2018, Chinese authorities reportedly detained Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, a literature professor at Xinjiang Pedagogical University.

China Reports Arrests of Uyghurs, Han Chinese For Sharing 'Extremist' Content

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:18
Chinese national flags hang in an alley in Xinjiang's Kashgar city, Nov. 4, 2017. AP

Uyghurs suggest arrest of Chinese obscures fact that the Muslim group is authorities' main target.

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Uyghur Imam Who Took Son to Unsanctioned Religious School

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:16
A child rests near the entrance to a mosque where a banner reads 'love the party, love the country' in Kashgar city, Nov. 4, 2017. AP

He had admitted at a ‘confession meeting’ that he took his son there to meet other children.

Ethnic minority teachers fired in Xinjiang

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:28

Officials in China’s northwestern Xinjiang recently fired all ethnic minority teachers as part of a racial-profiling crackdown in the region