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A 2009 photo of a crackdown on Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. Beijing has come under renewed pressure over its treatment of the Muslim minority. Oliver Weiken
Sep 11, 2018

by Michael Smith 
Sep 11 2018 at 6:52 PM
Updated Sep 11 2018 at 7:40 PM

Sep 7, 2018

Joshua L. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University, introduces and presents a translation of Uyghur poet Perhat Tursun’s “Elegy.”

A Uyghur woman sits on a bed outside on September 12th, 2016, in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province of China.  (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Sep 7, 2018

China has used the U.S.'s Global War on Terror as a pretext to further repress the embattled Muslim minority.

Sep 7, 2018

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chair of the House Freedom of the Press Caucus, sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Trump administration to call on the Chinese government to cease its repressive policies and human rights violations of Uyghurs and ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region

Sep 7, 2018

I am writing from PEN America, the writers’ group dedicated to literature and free expression. As part of our mandate to cherish and safeguard the liberties that make free expression possible, we have been engaged in research and advocacy on the state of free expression in China for over a decade.

Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo (C), architect of a draconian clampdown on ethnic Uyghurs, attends a meeting at the 19th Communist Party Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 19, 2017.
Sep 6, 2018

A terrifying human disaster is currently unfolding in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—which is now anything but autonomous. Americans need to pay attention to what is happening in Xinjiang for at least two reasons. First, it is a humanitarian tragedy. Second, America has multiple strategic interests in the way this conflict unfolds. The outcome could affect our relations with the Chinese government.

Sep 6, 2018

It’s impossible to understand the CCP’s current approach to maintaining political power without also understanding its version of social management. As the political scientist Samantha Hoffman defines it, China “optimises interactions vertically (within the Party), horizontally (between agencies), and holistically ...

Sep 5, 2018

On September 5, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the PRC’s “war on terrorism.”

A screen showed Chinese President Xi Jinping in China's Xinjiang region last year. PHOTO: NG HAN GUAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sep 5, 2018

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Eva Dou, a China political news reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about China's crackdown on Uighur Muslims.

Aug 30, 2018

China’s been accused of detaining more than a million Uighur Muslims in what UN human rights experts says resembles “a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy, a sort of no-rights zone.”


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