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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

Uighurs and their supporters rally across the street from United Nations headquarters in New York, March 15, 2018.
Oct 19, 2018

The Chinese government has imprisoned about 1 million people, without any pretense of trial, in “reeducation camps” in the country’s far west.

Kashgar old city. wikipedia
Oct 15, 2018

Uighurs are neither extremists nor separatists as Beijing claims. They just want their rights.

Oct 15, 2018

Malaysia has made a bold move in the continuing conundrum over the fate of refugees and illegal migrants. Last week, the Kuala Lumpur government spurned both the soft requests of Thailand and the harsh... 

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang
Oct 12, 2018

WHEN REPORTS began filtering out of China last year about a massive indoctrination and internment drive against ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang, the government in Beijing denied that anything was going on. Later, China acknowledged that criminals and people who committed minor offenses might be sent to “vocational education” centers there. Now, the regime has gone a step further, revising a regional law to admit the dark reality: An archipelago of concentration camps has been built.

Oct 11, 2018

China’s infamous “Great Firewall” has had success managing dissent within its borders, but its influence is limited and reactive. Recent times have seen the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) becoming more proactive through the manufacture and exploitation of cellphones used to populate cultural internment camps at home. Of further concern is this tech also possesses “capacity to conduct undetected espionage” abroad.

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. policy toward China has assumed for decades that trade, investment and other engagement would eventually persuade Beijing to accept and embrace the international order. This optimism was misplaced.

The Loving Heart Kindergarten in Hotan, in a 2018 photo. Credit: RFA
Sep 25, 2018

THE TRUMP administration was rightly excoriated and forced to retreat when it adopted the tactic of separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their detained parents earlier this year. Yet this cruel and since-rescinded practice pales beside China’s ongoing mistreatment of children in its western Xinjiang province.

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