UHRP in the News

Lesson of the Day: ‘5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims’
December 11, 2019

In this lesson, students will learn about key discoveries related to the internment camps in the Xinjiang region of China.

How China Persuaded One Muslim Nation to Keep Silent on Xinjiang Camps
December 11, 2019
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo. Photo:  Photo provided by an RFA listener

Beijing funded visits by Indonesian religious leaders to show how its re-education centers are a well-intended effort at providing Uighurs with job training

December 11, 2019

On Tuesday, International Human Rights Day, spokesperson Hua Chunying mounted a familiar defense of China’s rights record at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ regular press conference:

‘Human rights with Chinese characteristics’ are not human rights at all
December 10, 2019

The label ‘human rights with Chinese characteristics’ is a misnomer. It is how the Chinese Communist Party attempts to entangle the interests of Chinese people with the logics of their continued power.

Understanding Continued Persecution of China’s Uighurs
December 10, 2019
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

In a recent teleconference, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, a Pacific Council member and principal of KME Consulting, moderated a discussion on the continued persecution of China’s minority Muslim Uighur population.

China is trolling and hacking Uighur exiles across the world
December 6, 2019
Rushan Abbas (right) and Marco Respinti at the Symposium on the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in China, held at the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University, on November 27, 2018. Photo: BitterWinter

Once, Uighurs forced to flee China would at least get some respite. Not anymore

Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Bill Ignites Another Backlash From Beijing
December 5, 2019

The passage of a bill opposing the Chinese regime’s human rights suppression of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang has drawn an angry response from Beijing.

China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs
December 5, 2019
Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying

Chinese officials have expressed outrage after the House passed a bill late Tuesday condemning Beijing's crackdown on China's Muslim Uighur minority.

House Passes Uyghur Bill Demanding Sanctions Over Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang Camps
December 4, 2019
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 3 overwhelmingly approved a bill to counter the Chinese communist party’s (CCP) oppression of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in its far northwestern region of Xinjiang, drawing swift condemnation from Beijing.

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Passes U.S. House in 407-1 Vote
December 4, 2019

The bill calls for sanctions on the Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo.