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A Uighur woman passes in front of the Chinese Communist Party flag on a wall in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, June 27, 2017.
Jun 5, 2018

Deliberate, systematic human rights abuses are happening in China’s northwest. Reporting and research published in recent weeks shows that the Chinese government is targeting the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region’s roughly 11 million Muslims for “re-education.”

Uyghur man in China’s Xinjiang province. Photo courtesy Carolyn Drake.
Jun 5, 2018

Anthropologist Darren Byler chronicles artistic culture in Northwest China amid a massive security crackdown.

Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. Getty
May 31, 2018

In the name of combating Islamic extremism, the Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a massive campaign of harassment and detention of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province.

May 31, 2018

The state can gather more information, more easily, than ever before. Do not underestimate the risks

Two ethnic Uighur women pass Chinese paramilitary policemen standing guard outside the Grand Bazaar in the Uighur district of the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
May 30, 2018

The rise of Xi Jinping as China's most powerful leader in decades has coincided with tightened censorship, heightened propaganda, and greater pressure applied to foreign correspondents than before.

May 29, 2018

China (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)

May 24, 2018

Over the last year there has been a steady stream of anecdotal and eyewitness reports of China’s construction of a system of “transformation through education” (jiaoyu zhuanhua) centres in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in the northwest of the country, where up to one million ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakhs are potentially being held indefinitely.

Bingtuan has expanded into agribusiness including cotton farming © AFP
May 23, 2018

Body set up under orders of Mao Zedong expands land reclamation and demographic dilution

Uyghurs in exile, rallying in Brussels on April 27, 2018	(World Uyghur Congress)
May 22, 2018

In the last few weeks, I have talked to a number of Uyghurs. The Uyghurs are a Turkic people, living in the northwest of China. There are millions in a diaspora, around the world. The Uyghurs don’t even attempt to mask their fear, their desperation, their panic. Why should they? How can they?

Uyghur Muslims demanding an independent “East Turkestan” protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Larry Luxner)
May 22, 2018

On a rainy April morning in Washington, about 150 Muslim Uyghur protestors gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy, waving light-blue flags and shouting slogans on behalf of an ethnic group few Americans have ever heard of.

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