July 2019

Civil Society Protests Around the Globe for Uyghurs’ Sake

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14

Starting on Sunday, independent groups and individuals will go to the streets for six weeks (at least) to break the silence on the CCP’s persecutions in Xinjiang.

Daughter of Uighur scholar fights for his freedom

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14

Jewher Ilham was 18 when she and her father were set to board a plane to visit the United States in 2013 and Chinese authorities stopped and arrested him. At her father’s insistence, Jewher got on the plane without him.

CCP Censors Textbooks for Children Making Uyghurs and Buddhists Disappear

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14

After words like God and Bible have been removed from literary masterpieces in primary school textbooks, religious and ethnic minorities are next to go.

China’s harassment of minority groups spills out beyond its borders

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:14
Uyghurs demonstrate in Canada on Jan 2019. Photo: RFA

As recent incidents in Canada show, China’s treatment of Uighurs and Tibetans is increasingly felt globally. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports on the tactics used — and the international response.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Keynote Address at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:35

With us today is Jewher Ilham – a courageous woman – a courageous woman who has fought the release – for the release of her father. H

Trump Meets Survivors of Religious Persecution, Jailed Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti’s Daughter

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:28
Jewher Ilham

Top US diplomat says XUAR camps are 'truly the stain of the century.'

Donald Trump hears ‘tough’ details of China’s Xinjiang camps as he meets detained Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti’s daughter

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:14
S President Donald Trump meets with survivors of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 17, 2019. Photo: from Jewher Ilham's Facebook

US president has first public meeting with anyone from China’s Uygur community, and makes first remarks on their internment

Security and control: An outsider's glimpse into China's Xinjiang province

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:06
Han Chinese tourists take photos of a monumental sculpture of Chairman Mao Zedong. A big red sign under the statue encourages people to "implement the spirit" of the communist party and promote "social stability" in Xinjiang.CREDIT:MARTA PASCUAL JUANOLA

The sound of someone frantically knocking on the hotel door woke me up in a panic.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for Sanctions Against Xinjiang Party Boss Chen Quanguo

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:01
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a religious freedom summit at the US State Department in Washington, July 16, 2019. Photo: US State Department

She says the US risks losing its moral authority if it does not confront China on its treatment of Uyghurs.

'Stain of the Century': Mike Pompeo Slams China Over Treatment of Uighur Muslims

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:58

Pompeo's remarks came a day after US President Donald Trump met at the White House with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.