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 Chinese police watch as Muslims exit a mosque in Kashgar, China, June 26, 2017. Photo: johannes eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Aug 10, 2018

The suppression of the Uyghurs deserves the world’s attention.

The western province has become a police state.  Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Aug 8, 2018

A seething and repressed Xinjiang can’t become a hub for trade.

Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Themba Hadebe/AP)
Aug 3, 2018

If ethnic cleansing takes place in China and nobody is able to hear it, does it make a sound? That’s what millions of Muslims inside the People’s Republic are asking as they watch the Chinese government expand a network of internment camps and systematic human rights abuses designed to stamp out their peoples’ religion and culture.

Jun 26, 2018

In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported. 

Jun 11, 2018

China tightening its grip on the Uighur minority is highly condemnable as they have been subjected to a steady erosion of their right to practise their beliefs

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.
Jun 11, 2018

There are 10-11 million native Uyghur Turks living in China’s western-most Xinjiang province. But as many as 1 million of those are believed to be interred in “re-education camps”.

Jun 7, 2018

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

Tibetan exiles attend a protest held to mark the 10th anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, in New Delhi, India, March 14, 2018. Source: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
Jun 6, 2018

By Andrew Firmin
6th June 2018

Jun 6, 2018

When leaders of the Group of 7 countries meet in Quebec on Friday, the United States can expect a chilly reception. The other G-7 countries — France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada — have already expressed “unanimous concern and disappointment” with President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum in a joint statement issued by their finance ministers last week.

Police officers patrol in China’s Xinjiang province in February. (Kyodo News via Getty Images)
May 21, 2018

CHINA IS undertaking a repugnant campaign to destroy the identity of a minority people, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province in the far northwest. The Chinese government has in recent years blamed violent attacks in the region on Islamist extremists and has targeted Uighurs and others for pressure and persecution.

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