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Chinese policemen push Uighur women who are protesting at a street on July 7th, 2009, in Urumqi, China.  (Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Aug 15, 2018

Rights advocates suggest the president's hostile rhetoric and policies on American Muslims jeopardize his administration's ability to advocate against abuses abroad.

Jul 30, 2018

Britain has a responsibility to address the hardline measures that China has adopted in Xinjiang

Soldiers and paramilitary police patrol during a pep rally for an anti-terrorism and maintaining stability rally in Xinjiang in March 2017.
Jul 26, 2018

I first visited Xinjiang, in northwest China, in July 2009, returning to Beijing only days before demonstrations in the region's capital, Urumqi, turned deadly.

A televised image of Ma Changqing remaining seated during a moment of silence to commemorate victims of terrorism at a 2014 session of the CPPCC.
Jul 26, 2018

China has a serious and worsening Islamophobia problem. While relations between China’s Muslim minorities and its Han majority have been fraught since 2009’s deadly inter-ethnic riots in the far western city of Urumqi, recent years have seen the normalization of online hate speech directed at Muslims.

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla city, Xinjiang, Nov. 2, 2017.
Jul 25, 2018

I have discussed Xinjiang’s horrific detentions on my blog. There should be more investigative reporting that looks into various important questions. We do not know all the types of detention resorted to. 

Uyghurs protesting against Chinese re-education camps in front of Parliament House in Adelaide this year. Tracey Nearmy/AAP
Jul 25, 2018

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies their existence. But extensive reporting by international media and human rights groups indicates that upwards of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs – a Muslim-minority ethnic group – have been detained in sprawling “re-education” centres in the far-western Xinjiang region of China.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Jul 24, 2018

Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve.

A 20-year-old Uyghur man poses in an Urumqi mosque.
Jul 23, 2018

China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region has garnered increased attention in recent months, due to Beijing’s policy of mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in ‘political re-education centres’.

A woman and child walk past a building in Xinjiang
Jul 20, 2018

China has been separating families on a far larger scale as part of a crackdown against ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang. We speak to Omer Kanat from the World Uighur Congress. We have a report from Russia on apollution scandal that has engulfed the city of Chelyabinsk in the country's Ural region.

Uyghurs in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Jul 12, 2018

A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

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