July 2018

Kazakhstan Shouldn’t Deport Asylum Seeker to China

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:03
Ethnic-Kazakh Chinese citizen Sayragul Sauytbay in court in Zharkent, Kazkhstan, July, 2018. © 2018 RUSLAN PRYANIKOV/AFP/Getty Images

Ethnic Kazakh Woman Denounced ‘Political Reeducation’ Camps

Chinese Surveillance Expands to Muslims Making Mecca Pilgrimage

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:02
Chinese Hui Muslims wait as they prepare to board a flight to Saudi Arabia for a visit to Mecca, in July 2014. Photo: KEVIN FRAYER/GETTY IMAGES

China’s close watch over its Islamic minority is being extended abroad, as Muslims from some Chinese regions make the Hajj pilgrimage wearing state-issued tracking devices.

US Congressional Hearing on China Human Rights Crisis Calls Out Dahua and Hikvision

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:58

Increasing attention is being paid to what is happening in Xinjiang, including calls for sanctions and boycotts against those involved in human rights violations.

Kazakh trial throws spotlight on China’s internment centres

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:52
Sayragul Sauytbay has requested asylum in Kazakhstan, saying she had been forced to teach prisoners in a Chinese internment camp © AFP

Beijing’s crackdown in restive Xinjiang region puts central Asian neighbours on edge

Asia’s minority rights crisis is getting worse

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:40
Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march in Brussels on April 27. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

In the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority, Beijing imposes harsh restrictions on ordinary Uighurs' ability to practice their faith and has encouraged Han Chinese migration to the region to dilute its demographic makeup.

Xinjiang Muslim immigrants ask for help as family members arrested

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:32
Bakhtinur is pictured above with his children. (Photo: ChinaAid)

Monday, July 30, 2018

US Senators Urge Top Diplomat to Raise Concerns With China Over RFA Reporters’ Detained Relatives

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 23:47
Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo (C), architect of a draconian clampdown on ethnic Uyghurs, attends a meeting at the 19th Communist Party Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 19, 2017.

Mike Pompeo to appeal for their unconditional release.

Islam's 'Dalai Lama' urges Australia to speak out against China's police state

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 23:33

The world’s leading activist for China’s Muslim minority group has urged Australia not to let its economic relationship with Beijing get in the way of speaking out against the group’s repression.

China’s Racist Police State: The Persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

Britain has a responsibility to address the hardline measures that China has adopted in Xinjiang

International Attention on “Crimes Against Humanity” in Xinjiang

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

Described by rights activist Michael Caster as “crimes against humanity,” the targeted persecution of Xinjiang’s Muslim Uyghurs is worsening, and journalists, academics, and politicians are calling for awareness and action.