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​​​​​​​Omurbek Eli with his children in Alamata, Kazakhstan, Nov 2017
Jan 30, 2018

A Kazakh national recalls seven months in detention in Xinjiang for alleged ‘terrorist activities.’

Uyghur anti-China protest outside the White House in Washington, D.C., July 10, 2009 (User Malcolm Brown, Flickr Commons)
Jan 30, 2018

It was late afternoon , me and my mother were preparing for dinner. It was a special day for us, my father’s birthday and we were preparing one of his favorite dishes. A sudden knock on our door turned our happiness into an urgent need to move out again.

Jan 29, 2018

In 2009, the “reconstruction” project in the old city of Kashgar, initiated by Chinese authorities, raised many critical and hostile reactions around the world.

Jan 19, 2018

A photo essay from China’s far west – Patrick Wack

Jan 10, 2018

Caster talks about a new collection of firsthand accounts from the disappeared.

Jan 5, 2018

As democracies respond to China’s use of information warfare, they have to be careful not to overreact. Much of the soft power that democracies wield comes from civil society, which means that these countries' openness is a crucial asset.

Jan 3, 2018

Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.

The Khorgos Gateway, where China and Kazakhstan are building a rail hub and town in a Kazakh desert. Credit Andrea Bruce for The New York Times
Jan 2, 2018

JAN. 1, 2018

Li Aijie on her way to visit her husband, jailed Xinjiang rights activist Zhang Haitao, in Shaya prison near Aksu, April 22, 2017.
Dec 29, 2017

The wife of a jailed Chinese dissident speaks to RFA for the first time since her 'covert' escape from threats and intimidation back home.

In this Nov. 5, 2017 photo, residents past by a security check point with cameras in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. Image Credit: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Dec 27, 2017

Insights from Darren Byler.


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