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Sep 27, 2018

Why is China taking desperate actions toward the Uyghur and the spread of radical Islam in the vast western region known as Xinjiang? 

Rahima with her mother.
Sep 27, 2018

My name is Rahima Mahmut, I was born in Ghulja, near the Kazakhstan border, and I am from a large Muslim family. After the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, there was a time of relative freedom for Uyghurs, mosques re-opened, and there was the gradual reinstatement of religion and culture for them and other ethnic groups.

Two Uighur mullahs in Xinjiang in the 1920s. PHOTO: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Sep 21, 2018

Laogai, the third novel in my series Shanghai Quartet is set in a Chinese labor camp. It will be a series of interlocking short stories about the men incarcerated in that place—the jailers and the jailed, the victims and the perpetrators.

Sep 21, 2018

Beijing’s intensifying campaign of repression against the Uighurs carries important implications for U.S. interests in Asia.

Sep 21, 2018

Beginning in April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas have been jailed or detained in political “re-education camps” throughout northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang
Sep 20, 2018

When the world denounces the persecution of Muslims in Palestine and the Rohingya, where is a statement to condemn the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China?

Sep 20, 2018

Beijing policy towards the Uyghur ethnic group has changed from encouraging gradual economic and cultural assimilation – supported by forceful measures – to a more immediate and indiscriminate use of physical and ideological force, writes Roderic Wye

               Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, poses with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a meeting in Beijing Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Greg Baker/Pool Photo via AP)
Sep 18, 2018

Iran’s close ties to China leave Tehran vulnerable to criticism as Beijing cracks down on Muslim minority groups.

Sep 18, 2018

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, together with 33 other NGOs and human rights organizations, has today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging them to impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

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