News & Commentary

Jun 4, 2019

Sophia Yan, China correspondent  

Giulia Marchi  Marnie Gill, video producer

Emma Mills, senior video producer 

Jun 4, 2019

The Chinese government isn’t letting up on its repression of Uyghurs. It’s setting a dangerous example of how to use “anti-terrorism” to justify authoritarian practices.

Jun 4, 2019

China has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “prejudice and arrogance” after he issued a vehement condemnation of China’s human rights record on the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on protesters calling for democracy.

Andrew outside the Chinese Embassy (Photo: The JC)
Jun 4, 2019

'It’s raining, and he comes out. He has a family, a business — he leaves everything and he’s stopped here doing this. He is a friend for the Muslim community'

Sayragul Sauytbay with her son. (Photo: ChinaAid)
Jun 4, 2019

A Chinese citizen of Kazakh descent, who made world headlines when she told court about camps for Muslim minorities in China's troubled Xinjiang region, has travelled to Sweden to seek asylum.

Taklamakan Desert,Taken on July 27, 2011. Photo: 韵升(Yunsheng) 白(Bai)
Jun 4, 2019

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, New Zealand Chinese writer Tze Ming Mok writes a beautiful, bitter letter to an old friend in Xinjiang, grappling with matters of conscience, community survival, and Anne-Marie Brady’s ‘Magic Weapons’ paper. 

Jun 4, 2019

NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project has recently revealed that 58 journalists from the Xinjiang region are being detained, bringing Reporters Without Borders’ total count to 111 detainees in China.

Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks to the Media  U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks to the media in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2019. [State Department by Michael Gross/ Public Domain]  Photo: U.S. Department of State
Jun 4, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abuses in China.

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (center, seated) addressing the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum (photo: Presbyterian Church YouTube channel
Jun 4, 2019

Vice President calls on China to end persecution of religions

Jun 4, 2019

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project documents the detention of at least 58 journalists in the Xinjiang region in China. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the detention of the journalists and welcomed the report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

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