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An ethnic Uyghur woman on crutches protests in front of a line of paramilitary police in Urumchi, in China's Xinjiang region, July 7, 2009.
Jul 5, 2018

Tursun Izchi, who was injured in the Chinese military crackdown on Uyghurs amid ethnic unrest in Urumchi, recalls events on the ninth anniversary.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. (Thomas Peter / Pool Photo via AP)
Jul 3, 2018

We should pay more attention to Beijing’s repressive actions.

Jun 21, 2018

96th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Jun 21, 2018

In China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of "re-education" camps where over 200,000 "suspects" are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.

Jun 20, 2018

China’s changing political landscape and the recent accession of India to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) marks the beginning of a new chapter for one of China’s first self-founded multilateral groupings.

Jun 19, 2018

Since around 2014 in China’s northwestern border Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the Chinese Communist Party has been engaged in an extraordinary campaign of thought reform, recalling the early years of the People’s Republic of China and subsequent political-ideological campaigns.

Jun 18, 2018

China’s concerns with terrorism are almost entirely focused on the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang’s geopolitical position at the eastern edge of the Islamic and Turkic-speaking world and the ethno-cultural distinctiveness of its largely Turkic-Muslim ethnic groups have constituted a challenge to the centralising imperatives of successive Chinese governments.

Jun 18, 2018

According to official figures, China has about 25 million Muslims, about the number in Yemen and Uzbekistan, twice the number in Tunisia and nearly 50 per-cent more than in Syria.

Jun 15, 2018

As recently reported in the press, since Spring 2017, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in Xinjiang have “disappeared” into “political re-education centres,”euphemistically labelled mäktäp (Uy. schools) by frightened locals.

Jun 13, 2018

When we talk about Xinjiang's re-education system, we often compare it with Soviet's Gulag. Satellite imageries also confirm many re-education camps are heavily guarded detention facilities like Gulag or Nazi camps.

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