Police patrolling the Old Town in Kashgar, Xinjiang. ‘According to the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders, official data suggests a fifth of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang, which has just 1.5% of its population.’ Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian
Sep 13, 2018

As increasing evidence emerges of the arbitrary detention of Muslim minorities on a shocking scale in the north-western region, the new UN rights chief and others are speaking out

Uighurs and their supporters march to the United Nations to protest in New York, on March 15. Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. (AP Photo via RNS / Seth Wenig)
Sep 11, 2018

No faith group faces more persecution than Uighur Muslims

Sep 5, 2018

China’s efforts to quash what it says is separatism and religious extremism among its ethnic Muslim population have turned the far western region of Xinjiang into one of the world’s most heavily policed areas. 

Sep 4, 2018

As a nation that has a long history with Islam, China should respect the rights of moderate Muslims to worship

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang
Sep 4, 2018

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, hit back after reports of more than a million Uyghurs being held in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang were deemed “credible” by a United Nations human-rights panel last month.

Sep 4, 2018

Over the past week, several reports were published in the US about the mass internment of Uighurs of East Turkestan, which started at about the beginning of last year.

Xinjiang, where a reported 1m Uighurs and other Chinese Muslims are being held in extrajudicial camps, is the centrepiece of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative © Getty
Aug 28, 2018

If governments will not act, there is more the corporate sector could do

 Protesters denounce China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, July 2018. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Rex/Shutterstock
Aug 28, 2018

Megha Rajagopalan has joined the list of ousted reporters who fail to ‘reflect the will of the party’

Aug 24, 2018

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.

Aug 24, 2018

As Beijing steps up its efforts to strip Taiwan of its diplomatic allies and bolster its “one China” claims, the government should be speaking out more forcefully to remind the world just what Beijing’s vision of a unified China has meant for the millions of Tibetans, Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic minorities, as well as Chinese Christians, and therefore, what it could mean for 23 million Taiwanese.


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