June 2018

Ethnography of a Surveillance State

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:39
Uyghur man in China’s Xinjiang province. Photo courtesy Carolyn Drake.

Anthropologist Darren Byler chronicles artistic culture in Northwest China amid a massive security crackdown.

China Steps Up Uighur Crackdown During Ramadan

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:45
FILE - Residents walk past a security checkpoint at the close of a open-air market in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region, Nov. 4, 2017. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and surveillance in efforts to control the Xinjiang region and its Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism.

The government in China is further tightening its grip on minority groups in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as it continues to use its deradicalization campaign to suppress local residents, Uighur leaders and human rights activists warn.

China: End the silence on Tiananmen Square Massacre and on-going human rights violations

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:25

The Chinese Communist Party’s denial of accountability for egregious human rights abuses on June 4, 1989 marks a