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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Silverton Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on  February 23, 2016.  Photo: Gage Skidmore
Sep 12, 2019

The US Senate has approved a bill to press China on its treatment of Uighurs, requiring the US government to closely monitor the mass incarceration of the community and consider punishment of those responsible.

Uyghur trainees work in a garment factory at the Hotan Vocational Education and Training Center in Xinjiang. (CCTV)
Sep 12, 2019

The Chinese government is forcing Uighurs and other ethnic minorities to work in factories in Xinjiang province for little or no pay and under cruel working conditions.

 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokaev. Before the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. 	29 May 2019
Sep 11, 2019

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev is making a state visit to Beijing this week amid a wave of protests at home against what demonstrators describe as mounting Chinese influence through financial projects and assistance to the resource-rich Central Asian state.

Sep 11, 2019

As more reports emerge about ongoing human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against the indigenous Uighur population, the likelihood of more companies being swept into controversy over the use of forced and child labour in Xinjiang increases.

Tursynbek Kabiuly recovering in Almaty (Chris Rickleton)
Sep 11, 2019

A crowdsourcing project in Kazakhstan is treating victims of Chinese detention camps.

An image of an early propaganda poster (1964), that states, "Long live the great unity of all ethnicities across the country," from a discussion of "Two Restraints, One Leniency" reposted by Tibetan blogger Woeser in 2014. Image Credit: Woeser Blog
Sep 11, 2019

China’s criminal policy of “Two Restraints, One Leniency” (liangshao yikuan 两少一宽) was enacted during the administration of reformist leader Hu Yaobang (1982-1987).

image credit: Russian Presidential Press and Information Service
Sep 11, 2019

The Chinese military technology industry is becoming a serious leader in Central Asia.

Hon Simon Bridges. Photo: New Zealand Parliament
Sep 11, 2019

National leader Simon Bridges’ enthusiastic praise of the Chinese regime during a recent visit, and subsequent irritable defence of them, sits uneasily with growing concern about the Asian superpower, Sam Sachdeva writes.

Former Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (L) at the University of Paris in an undated photo. Nury Teyip
Sep 10, 2019

The group calls on Chinese President Xi Jinping to intervene in Tashpolat Teyip’s case.

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