July 2019

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.

Jailed Uighur Scholar's Daughter Pleads for His Freedom

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:54
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. RFA

"My father is a fixer, a bridge-builder, a connector. He knows that a better future is one where Han Chinese and Uighur children are in school together, are friends together and have the same opportunities," said Jewher Ilham, who pleaded for the release of her father, prominent jailed Uighur scholar and economist Ilham Tohti. 

Homes Gone Forever: A Visit to Uyghur Refugees in Turkey

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:52
A Uyghur woman walks past a small madrasah (Islamic training school) for Koranic instruction in the Ziyghur district of Zeytinburnu. BitterWinter

Bitter Winter visited the Istanbul suburb of Zeytinburnu and heard the sad stories of lives and families destroyed by CCP persecution.