UHRP in the News

China Is Creating an Unprecedented ‘Security State’ in Xinjiang
February 23, 2017
Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor
February 16, 2017
Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence
January 9, 2017
'We are against extremist ideas and terrorism. This is a concern for our peaceful lives here,' Alisher Nasrakhunov, chairman of the Uighur council of elders says [Zhalil Saparov/Al Jazeera]

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally
December 2, 2016

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review Nov 2016
November 15, 2016

The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review

Harmonized Histories?
November 14, 2016

A year of fragmented censorship across Chinese live streaming applications

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20
August 31, 2016
Human rights lawyer Teng Biao says China is experiencing its worst human rights crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power

Urban Heritage of the Silk Road
August 26, 2016

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

IFC Statement on Chinese State Suppression of Uyghur Environmental Activism
July 25, 2016

IFC applauds the Uyghur Human Rights Project’s newly released research report, “Without land, There Is No Life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism,” which has documented in details how the Chinese government policy destroyed the Uyghur people’s way of life and their environment for survival.

China goes all out to win favor with Indonesian Muslims
July 2, 2016
Students in central Java read the Koran outdoors by oil lamp during Ramadan. Indonesian Muslims have expressed anger over reports that Muslims in China faced restrictions on celebrating Ramadan. (Maulana Surya/Antara Foto via Reuters)

In late April, five senior figures from Indonesia’s largest Muslim civil society organization stepped off the plane in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, in China’s far west.