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Nov 13, 2018

Congressional attention has turned to the Orwellian plight facing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority in Xinjiang, in Northwest China. The Chinese state has incarcerated approximately one million Muslims in Xinjiang in “political education” camps for offenses as minor as having a beard.

Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo.   Photo provided by an RFA listener
Nov 12, 2018

Maya Wang writes that the Chinese government’s religious restrictions are now so stringent that it has effectively outlawed the practice of Islam.

Xi Jinping, president of China. Xinhua
Nov 8, 2018

Xi Jinping has somehow escapted attention for his role despite being the mastermind behind China's cultural genocide of the Uyghur people.

Nov 8, 2018

The prime minister must swiftly condemn China on its mass detention of minority groups if her UN speech talking up the virtues of kindness and justice is to hold credibility, writes Newshub’s Rebecca Watson

Nov 5, 2018

China says its mass detention of Muslims is legal, and even fun.

Nov 1, 2018

By Michael Abramowitz and Michael Chertoff
November 1 at 8:15 AM

Oct 31, 2018

In an example of terrible overreaction, scattered violence has triggered the abuse of an entire community 

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Eastern Economic Forum on September 12, 2018. Xinhua
Oct 30, 2018

On Nov. 6, the United Nations Human Rights Council will review China’s record just as human rights in the country are under intensified attack.

Oct 29, 2018

First-time visitors to the booming cities of Eastern China invariably marvel at everything new — the gleaming airports, super-fast trains, luxury emporia and glamorous rich. But in Western China, where foreigners are forbidden to look too closely, the ruling Communist Party remains as brutal and totalitarian as ever.

Oct 26, 2018

Courageous personal testimony and painstaking research are giving us an increasingly detailed and shocking view of the centres in Xinjiang where hundreds of thousands have been held without arrest, charge or trial

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