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Changji Esquel Textile
Jul 20, 2020

Companies added to ‘entity list’ include Changji Esquel Textile, of the Esquel Group, which produces clothing for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss

Jul 20, 2020

Authorities also confirm the first infection in the regional city of Kashgar.

Mamutjan Abdurehim has been silent about his wife's detention in Xinjiang for years. Now he's speaking out.(ABC News: Jack Fisher)
Jul 20, 2020

Mamutjan Abdurehim hasn't been able to hug his wife or young children in almost five years.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Jul 17, 2020

We have all seen the videos. A person collapses in the street, a car hits a pedestrian, or someone assaults an innocent passerby. Then to our disbelief, everyone in the vicinity carries on with their day as if nothing had happened. When we are watching the images, we ask how it is possible that people will not intervene or help.

View of Kashgar in Xinjiang. “Silk Road 1992″ image by fdecomite, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Jul 17, 2020

One Uyghur who now lives in the Netherlands shares his story: His struggle to find out what has happened to his family in Xinjiang after his family experienced the full force of the Chinese government persecution of Uyghurs. 

Jul 17, 2020

Andy and Tammy here with a bonus episode, interviewing Darren Byler, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado and an expert on the Uyghur people, a Muslim community in Xinjiang province in Northwest China.

Jul 17, 2020

Adeep and abiding commitment to religious freedom is woven into the fabric of American politics and society, starting with the very first line of the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Jul 17, 2020

This Forum event will present Uighur Human Rights Project (UHRP) report under the same title, focusing on China's policy of eradication of the Uighur cultural heritage.

Jul 16, 2020

Timothy Grose discusses Beijing’s policy of ‘modernizing’ Uyghur homes.

Image: Rural Uyghur women in Hotan Prefecture receive free physical exams (November 2016). The article accompanying this photo describes the details of how gynecological examinations are performed. (Source: Renmin Wang).
Jul 15, 2020

Natural population growth in Xinjiang’s minority regions declined dramatically since 2017. Near-zero population growth targets for 2020 published by one Uyghur region raise concerns that the state is seeking to drastically suppress minority population growth.

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