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Enver Can, born in Uyghur and subsequently fled to Afghanistan and Turkey, and now a citizen of Germany, receiving a Prize for Freedom from Liberty International in November for his long time commitment to The Ilham Tohti Initiative.  Mr. Tohti, Economist and Activist who sought to create harmony between the Han and Uyghur people was unjustly jailed in January 2014 where he still remains.
Dec 18, 2017

An Interview with Enver Can, Founder and President of The Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI), shares with us his moving, and often heart-breaking, account of the Chinese attempt at dissolution of ethnic Uyghur.

Dec 15, 2017

As the nomadic people of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region begin their annual migration to warmer pastures, the snow has yet to fall.

Dec 14, 2017

And stealthily trying to shape public opinion in its favour

Uyghur intellectual Abdurehim Äysa (1913-58), driven to suicide during the campaign against local nationalism. Source: Radio Free Asia.
Dec 12, 2017

Beginning in early 1957, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a campaign to “rectify its style of work” (zhengdun zuofeng 整顿作风, or simply zhengfeng 整风), reviving methods of self-criticism and purge that had been pioneered in Yan’an in the 1940s.

Dec 7, 2017

Promotion of Chinese president as a national savior is being accompanied by the Party's suppression of religion

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand, on March 15, 2014 Tuwaedaniya Meringing—AFP/Getty Images
Nov 27, 2017

The Uighur community have long suffered oppression and discrimination, and Thailand’s request to apprehend and return Uighurs who might have entered Malaysia is a timely reminder that we need a just and compassionate refugee policy.

Nov 27, 2017

China has also deployed elements of the ‘three warfares’ to counter a primarily domestic security challenge: the threat of Uyghur militancy, radicalisation and terrorism in Xinjiang.

Jürgen Stock
Nov 8, 2017

Re: Concerns Regarding Interpol and China

A desert road near Kuqa, 2016, courtesy of Meredith Peng
Nov 2, 2017

Sitting shotgun in a beat-up vehicle en route to Tashkorgan a small town in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang, I soaked in the magnificence—or what I could see through the dust-coated windshield.

Uighurs have culturally little in common with the Han Chinese. (Author's own image)
Nov 1, 2017

But even if the checkpoints were built to improve safety, the Chinese don’t care about the safety of Uighurs, but only about the safety of the Chinese settlers

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