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China and the Uyghurs

For Uyghur 2008 Torchbearer, China’s Olympic Flame Has Gone Dark
February 04, 2022

For Uyghur 2008 Torchbearer, China’s Olympic Flame Has Gone Dark

By Huizhong Wu
In the years since he took part in the Olympic torch relay, Beijing has imposed harsh policies on the Uyghurs, splitting apart Kamaltürk Yalqun’s family.

Beijing 2022 Is the Death Knell of the Olympic Charter
February 02, 2022

Beijing 2022 Is the Death Knell of the Olympic Charter

By Omer Kanat
If genocide is no longer a red line, then what good is the Olympic Charter’s commitment to “the preservation of human dignity”?
Meet the New Uyghurs
December 21, 2021

Meet the New Uyghurs

By Henryk Szadziewski
China's propaganda narrative centers on the personal transformations of Uyghurs, removing the cultural and ethnic markers Beijing finds distasteful.

Human Rights Concerns Continue to Dog 2022 Beijing Olympics
February 26, 2021

Human Rights Concerns Continue to Dog 2022 Beijing Olympics

By Philip Citowicki
With less than a year to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the calls for a boycott will only get louder.

Is International Pressure Coalescing on China’s Xinjiang Policy?
February 25, 2021

Is International Pressure Coalescing on China’s Xinjiang Policy?

By Eleanor Albert
Separate moves from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. show signs of growing backlash to China's human rights abuses.

US Enacts Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Abuses
July 10, 2020

US Enacts Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
After years of pressure from Congress and human rights activists, Washington has enacted sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the crackdown on Uyghurs.

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population
June 30, 2020

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population

By Associated Press
Even while China loosens restrictions on family size elsewhere, rates of forced birth control and sterilization are growing in Xinjiang.
US Report Finds Widespread Forced Uyghur Labor in China
March 13, 2020

US Report Finds Widespread Forced Uyghur Labor in China

By Associated Press
 U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a ban on imports from Xinjiang because of the widespread use of forced labor in the region.

Uyghurs and the China Coronavirus
February 05, 2020

Uyghurs and the China Coronavirus

By Munawwar Abdulla
An epidemic and crowded mass detention camps are a potentially deadly combination.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang
December 04, 2019

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang

By Shannon Tiezzi
The takeaways from and significance of a trove of leaked Chinese government documents on Xinjiang.

Beijing’s Persecution of the Uyghurs is a Modern Take on an Old Theme
May 08, 2019

Beijing’s Persecution of the Uyghurs is a Modern Take on an Old Theme

By Arch Puddington
Like its totalitarian antecedents, the Chinese regime is willing to break entire cultures in pursuit of artificial conformity.
Why Turkey Is Finally Speaking Out on the Plight of China’s Uyghurs
February 13, 2019

Why Turkey Is Finally Speaking Out on the Plight of China’s Uyghurs

By Ankit Panda
Does Turkey’s recent statement on the Uyghurs mark a one-off moment or the start of a new era?

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