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Anti-Chinese Protests in Turkey: Relations with China Under Test

James Dorsey | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
James Dorsey

China and Turkey had high hopes when Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a 2010 visit to Ankara negotiated a strategic partnership that envisioned Turkey helping China quell a simmering insurgency in its north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang.

Pitfalls of Turkish-Chinese Relations in a Microcosm

James Dorsey | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk's decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China's ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive.

Matt Sheehan

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

URUMQI, China -- Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks. Trains, planes and business hours tend to ...

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair

Greg Fay | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Greg Fay

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists. Uyghurs, a Turkic people indigenous to China's northwest, make up a shocking proportion of those in jail.

The Fight Against Beijing You Probably Never Heard About

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

The Roots of Hysteria

Greg Fay | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Greg Fay

In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith

Greg Fay | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Greg Fay

Although overseas observers may have difficulty accurately interpreting Uyghurs' Islamic beliefs, there is no confusion over whether they experience religious control from China's government.

2012 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

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.

Honoring Chinese, Tibetan and Uyghur Writers -- When the London Book Fair Did Not

Kate Saunders | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Kate Saunders

The Book Fair and the British Council had an opportunity to uphold cherished British values of free speech and send a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party that Beijing cannot export its censorship to a free western democracy. But they chose not to do so.

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar

Amy Reger | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Amy Reger

If the Chinese government is serious about bringing prosperity to all ethnicities in East Turkestan with its new development plans, it needs to work aggressively to end open discrimination in the employment sector for Uyghurs.

The United States Must Press China's Vice President on the Plight of the Uighur People

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

All the talk of the Arab Spring painfully reminds us that life for the Uighur people resembles a cruel, endless winter. That is why the United States must use the occasion of future Chinese President Xi's visit to take the lead, and begin the thaw we pray for.

2011: The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Chinese government claims of Uyghur terrorism and the Chinese state's chasing of Uyghur refugees across its borders require a strong international response.

Wife - Mother - Family - Village

Marla Mossman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact
Marla Mossman

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Chinese People Should Listen to Their Hearts, Not the Propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

There are two choices before the Chinese people: 1) continue the repression of Uyghurs under the pretext of state security, or 2) stand with democratic Uyghurs against the Chinese Communist Party's policies of self-preservation.

"Sunday, Bloody Sunday"

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.03.2011 | World
Alim A. Seytoff

This July 5 will be the second anniversary of Urumchi Massacre. But how many massacres do we need to face from the Chinese regime in order to live with human dignity, enjoy our basic freedoms and democratic rights?

Taiwan Fails to Learn From Its Own History

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The Ma administration might turn its back on human rights because of narrow realpolitik, but it shouldn't prevent Taiwanese civil society from promoting these values by interacting with global activists.

Is There Anybody Out There?

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

What is happening in East Turkestan is grave. Thousands of people are being killed, arrested, lost and people are living under threat, trauma and fear.

Internet Restored, But the Evils of Han Chauvinism, Party-State Despotism and Bankrupt Communism Remain

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

The Internet is admired as a tool for freedom of speech and citizen participation the world over. But in China, and particularly in East Turkestan, it is used to root out critics of government policies.

China's Forgotten Minority

Gordon Cinco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Cinco

This Human Rights Day should be more than just an opportunity for politicians to put forth toothless platitudes but instead a time to defend actively the principles in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Stateless Pawns in the Global Game of the Superpowers

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

The U.S. cannot repatriate seven men from Guantanamo to their homes in East Turkistan because the Chinese, who depict the detainees as terrorists, will likely torture and kill them.

China's Media "Openness" in East Turkestan

Amy Reger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Reger

As President Obama emphasized the benefits of the free flow of information in Shanghai last month, around 20 million citizens of China remained submerged in an ongoing Internet blackout.

The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Just as Deng made a bold move to take China into an era of economic reform, Hu will have to make a bold move, by talking with dissenters to take China into an era of meaningful political reform.

The Witness to Guantanamo Project: In-Depth Filmed Interviews of Former Guantanamo Detainees

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

We hope to film hundreds of interviews of former Guantanamo detainees. We are determined to document the systematic human rights abuses and rule of law violations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

If Only the Uyghurs had Twitter

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's not that Americans don't care about Uyghurs. They just don't hear about the systematic slaughter of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government.

Uighur Factory Workers Held Behind Locked Gates In China

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHAOGUAN, China -- Three weeks after simmering racial tension escalated to mayhem and a double murder at a toy factory here, about 750 Uighur workers ...