UHRP in the News

Why is violence spiking in China's northwest?
August 21, 2014

Clive Palmer says the Chinese government shoots its own people. If he's talking about Xinjiang, he's right.

China’s Double Standard on Terrorism
August 20, 2014

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

China Using Drones in Crackdown on Civilians
August 20, 2014

Human Rights Groups Say Repression of Ethnic and Religious Minorities Continues

China Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014
A worker preparing to pack a model of the Chinese-made Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, drone at an expo last year in Beijing. Drones are being increasingly used in China.Credit Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times

Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region’s “antiterrorist command” asked the country’s biggest space and defense contractor for help.

Group Protests Beijing's Drone Use in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014

An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year.

China starts drone surveillance in Xinjiang
August 19, 2014

China has started using surveillance drones following Muslim minority riots in restive Xinjiang province at the end of July, state media said on Monday.

Chinese city bans people with Islamic clothing and ‘big beards’ from using buses
August 8, 2014

The measures in Xinjiang province come after hundreds of deaths due to ongoing unrest, which Chinese officials blame on Muslim separatists

Xinjiang City Bans Beards, Islamic Dress From Public Buses
August 6, 2014

An overseas group calls the policy ‘racist’ against Uyghurs.

In One Xinjiang City, Beards and Muslim Headscarves Banned from Buses
August 6, 2014

Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.

China bans beards, veils from Xinjiang city's buses in security bid
August 6, 2014
  Uighur women stand next to a street to wait for a bus in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 1, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.