June 2018

East Turkestan: Switzerland and China Continue Human Rights Dialogue

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:20

The 16th round of human rights dialogue between Switzerland and China took place from 11 to 12 June [2018] in Beijing. 

Delivery service interruption inhibits Persian holiday celebrations

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:19
Beysen Xamsidin (Photo: ChinaAid)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

China is detaining hundreds of thousands of legal citizens for doing nothing wrong

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:17

In China, police have been interning hundreds of thousands of adults for offenses like growing a beard or legally traveling overseas, or sometimes no offense at all.

Submission to the CERD review of China

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:42

96th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Is China building 'political re-education' camps for Muslim minorities?

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:40

In China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of "re-education" camps where over 200,000 "suspects" are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.


Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:34
Gulgine Tashmemet (Guligeina Tashimaimaiti) in an undated photo.

Guligeina Tashimaimaiti has not been heard from since 26 December 2017, when she returned from Malaysia to her hometown in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Her family fear that she has been detained at a re-education camp and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

The Lessons China Taught Itself: Why the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Matters

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:31

China’s changing political landscape and the recent accession of India to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) marks the beginning of a new chapter for one of China’s first self-founded multilateral groupings.

Comparing the Brainwashing of Uighurs With the Party’s Anti-Falun Gong Campaign

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:11

Since around 2014 in China’s northwestern border Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the Chinese Communist Party has been engaged in an extraordinary campaign of thought reform, recalling the early years of the People’s Republic of China and subsequent political-ideological campaigns.

Time to denounce China’s Muslim gulag

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:03
Ceiling art at the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva (Photo: Eric Bridiers/Flickr)

One of the worst human rights abuses in recent times is occurring in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang. The Chinese Communist Party has rounded up possibly one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in purpose-built concentration camps where they are subjected to mental and physical abuse without legal recourse.

Uyghur Friendship Group and EPP Convene European Parliament Conference on Human Rights Situation of Uyghurs

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:01

A People Under Threat: Hundreds of Thousands of Uyghurs Arbitrarily Detained in China,  26 June 2018 | 12:30 – 14:00 | Brussels, European Parliament, Room 2Q2