November 2018

Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Leading Kyrgyz Historian For ‘Undecided’ Crime

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:59
The book cover of "The Kirgiz Nationality ", by Askar Yunus

Askar Yunus had published work about the golden era of his ethnic group’s history.

China Threatens Retaliation if US Applies Sanctions Over Uyghur Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:40

Observers dismiss the warning and say China uses terrorism as a pretext to clamp down on the region.

China’s Uighurs told to share beds, meals with party members

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:37
Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle's family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right. (Ablikim Abliz via AP)

The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong.

A Week In Xinjiang’s Absolute Surveillance State

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:29

During a dinner with Chinese friends, I asked the table, “Do you guys have friends in Xinjiang? I’m planning a trip there.” The lively vibe we had enjoyed turned into silence.

Uighurs Victims of the Economic Interests of the States

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:19

In recent months, the Uighur minority of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region has been a regular feature of the mainstream Western media. Prevented from practicing their religion, Islam, subjected to massive and regular disappearances, the imprisonment of professors and academics, forced abortions; these are just some examples of the fate suffered by the Uighurs at the hands of the Chinese state apparatus.

Committee To Protect Kyrgyz People In China Established In Bishkek

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:15
There have been protests in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in recent months calling on authorities to do more to free relatives held in China's Xinjiang region.

A committee to protect ethnic Kyrgyz in China has been established in Kyrgyzstan amid fresh reports of further repression by Beijing of the multiethnic indigenous community in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Uighur activist says Chinese Government is trying to silence her

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:13

An Australian Uighur activist says the Chinese Government is attempting to silence her by sending her family members to detention centres in China.

Uighur mother asks Congress to 'take strong action' against China's re-education camps

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:54

A Uighur mother who survived a Chinese re-education camp is calling on Congress to intervene in China's mass internment of the Muslim minority group.

Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:49

China is accused of incarcerating hundreds of thousands of Muslims in detention camps that are rising from the desert sands in Xinjiang. A forensic analysis of satellite images of 39 of these facilities shows they are expanding at a rapid rate.

China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:45
Internees in Lop County, Xinjiang attend a "de-extremification" event. Image Credit: 新疆司法行政

While scholars worldwide call for sanctions, Chinese authorities are poised to expand the crackdown to other regions.