UHRP in the News

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...

The Uyghurs, China and central Asia
July 26, 2011

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is one of those international bodies whose proclaimed ideals conceal an often sordid reality.

Western companies profit from state development in East Turkestan
July 22, 2011

According to Chinese and Western media reports, the world’s largest private-sector coal company...

Book Review: The mystery of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
January 13, 2011

Rumors, half-truths and on occasion downright lies make credible research on the Uyghur people of Xinjiang very difficult to conduct.

2010 -- the Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review
January 6, 2011

At the conclusion of 2009, the outlook for Uyghur human rights looked very bleak indeed.

A Visit to Tongxin Middle School
November 8, 2010
Uyghur third-graders in Urumchi study in Chinese. @China News Service 2009

In a recent article published by Phoenix New Media, reporter Qi Rui describes a visit to Tongxin Middle School...