UHRP in the News

Xi Faces 'Ethnic Crisis'
February 1, 2013

Failed policies in China’s minority regions may represent the biggest challenge facing the incoming administration.

2012 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review
January 11, 2013

As people across the globe shared their hopes and dreams for 2013 with families and friends at the turn of the New Year, reports that Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin had died in Shaya prison 'sometime in 2011' were still unconfirmed.

Kashgar's old city: the endgame
May 22, 2012

China's plan to transform the heart of Uyghur culture, learning and urban settlement - Kashgar old city - is well underway. The fact that the Uyghurs themselves have no voice in this process gives the experience a wider significance, says Henryk Szadziewski.

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar
April 17, 2012

The ancient Silk Road oasis of Kashgar, where Uyghurs have played host to a vibrant Central Asian trading culture, is getting a makeover.

In Focus: The Uyghur Human Rights Project
April 6, 2012

Xinjiang Source recently spoke to Henryk Szadziewski, manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project; a Washington DC-based organization which seeks to raise awareness of the plight of Uyghurs in China.

Demolishing Uyghur Identity
April 3, 2012

China’s demolition of traditional neighborhoods in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in the volatile Xinjiang region is eroding ethnic Uyghur culture, an overseas rights group said Monday.

China's Xinjiang Crackdown Jeopardizes Ties With Turkey, Muslim World
March 4, 2012

A string of self-immolations and a dramatic crackdown in China's Sichuan Province has kept Tibet in the public eye in recent months.

Book Review: China's borderlands
January 12, 2012

The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China by Eric Enno Tamm. 496 pp., Douglas & McIntyre

2011: The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review
January 6, 2012

Calls for independent and international investigations into Chinese claims of Uyghur terrorism receive very short shrift from Beijing.

Book Review: Crackdown on China's Uyghurs
September 16, 2011

In February 1997, the Chinese government’s suppression of protests in Ghulja in northwest China thrust...