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The aptly named Ya’ou (Asia-Europe) Boulevard, part of the Western Europe-Western China Highway which will soon stretch from the east coast of China to St. Petersburg, Russia, runs through the center of Horgos. The border with Kazakhstan is in the background. Image Credit: Wade Shepard
Dec 16, 2015

There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.

Oct 27, 2015

In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the UNPO and the WUC convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights”, hosted by Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE)

Oct 26, 2015

A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.

China is gearing up to mark on October 1 the 60th year of Xinjiang Autonomous Region's formation [Reuters]
Sep 28, 2015

Senior official asks Uighur Muslim figures to oppose "extremism" in lead-up to 60th anniversary of region's formation.

People hold up photos of alleged victims of persecution during a protest in front of the White House ahead of the upcoming state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
Sep 24, 2015

US activists and lawmakers slammed China’s recent rights record on Friday as controversy mounts ahead of a visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping.

Sep 9, 2015

We write regarding the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, 2015. Our organizations have worked to help promote and defend human rights in China for decades, and are deeply concerned by the significant erosions to rights during President Xi’s tenure.

This photo taken on April 19 shows Uighur men walking into the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)
Aug 29, 2015

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.

Uyghurs, a minority Muslim group in China, say they have faced years of oppression under Chinese rule. Credit: Gustavo Jeronimo/CC-BY-2.0
Jul 23, 2015

Two reports released in quick succession by the international rights group Human Rights Watch have highlighted the plight of China’s minority Uyghur population and shed light on their continuing struggle to find a safe haven elsewhere in the region.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014. Reuters
Jul 11, 2015

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.

Jul 11, 2015

The move has been condemned by the U.N., Washington and human-rights groups

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