February 2019

ICT supports the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 by the US Congress

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:22

The International Campaign for Tibet supports the passage of the bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 by the Senate and House of Representatives.

China as the New Hegemon

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:18
“China’s Arctic Ambition” on the Trade and One Belt One Road Panel. Left to right: Thomas S. Axworthy, D’Arcy White (2L), Gil Lan. Not pictured: Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, Julia Qin. Photo credit: Maisy Tsui

For the past six years, the China Law Group has held an annual conference and organized a student-led discussion group on current issues related to the law in China and to China in international law.

US speaks up for minority Muslim Uighurs in China - while Islamic countries stay mostly silent

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:11
Inside their Ohio home, Sainawar Rouzi and her son Nisham, 23, roll out a poster they had made to show the names and faces of their family members they believe to have gone missing into the dark abyss of shadowy “concentration camps” in China. (Fox News/Hollie McKay)

They may be sitting some 6,800 miles away, but the pain of one Uighur family in exile remains just as visceral and raw as it was back in their homeland.

Rising Chinese political star Wang Junzheng confirmed in Xinjiang security role

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:05

Wang Junzheng, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s rising stars, has officially taken over as the party secretary in charge of law and order in Xinjiang.

China’s Treatment of Muslims a Defining Moment for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:33
Holy Quran and praying mats that are collected from Uyghur Muslims for destruction

Imagine a country where practicing Islam is treated as a crime. Where using the everyday greeting of “As-salaam alaikum” is punished.

Students team up to combat Uighur crisis

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:31

A team of graduate and undergraduate students, supported by the Paul China Tsai Center at Yale, have partnered together to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Uighurs — a predominantly Muslim minority in China — through outreach, petitioning and work with Uighurs in the United States.

Uyghurs Pressure Beijing as Envoys Visit Xinjiang

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:29

Due to fear of economic retribution, Muslim countries have been largely silent on Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps, which have detained between 800,000 and two million Turkic Muslims.

Safe but no longer home, Uyghur immigrants advocate for peace

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:25
Image of Uyghur gates in Shanshan, Xinjaing. Xinjaing It is home to a number of ethnic groups, including the Uyghur, Han, Kazakhs, Tibetans, Hui, Tajiks, Kyrgyz, Mongols and Russians. Evgeni Zotov, Flickr CC

Right now, the Chinese government is facilitating the cultural genocide of the Uyghur population in China. Through tactics of digital surveillance and political re-education camps, Uyghur people are being forced to assimilate to Chinese Han culture.

A Laboratory for Repression: China’s Crimes Against Humanity in the Uyghur Homeland

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:23
 Louisa Greve, Director for External Affairs, Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Chinese Communist Party poses a fundamental threat to civilized values and a rules-based international order. The Party’s massive crackdown in 2018 is breathtaking, encompassing independent intellectuals, civil society, and religious believers of all kinds, including Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Buddhists, and Hui and Turkic Muslims across the length and breadth of China.

Thermo Fisher’s necessary, but insufficient, decision to halt genetic ID tech to China

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:21

US Company Ceases Sale of ‘Human Identification Technology’ in Xinjiang Region