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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.

With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line
June 30, 2020

With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line

By Jo Kim
Beijing’s propaganda use of the anti-racism movement risks backfiring.
Trump Signs Uyghur Human Rights Act Into Law
June 18, 2020

Trump Signs Uyghur Human Rights Act Into Law

By Eleanor Albert
Trump signed a law sanctioning Chinese officials responsible for anti-Uyghur policies even as allegations leaked that the U.S. president had encouraged China in the constriction of detention camps.

Before the Tiananmen Massacre, Uyghurs Led Their Own Protest
June 16, 2020

Before the Tiananmen Massacre, Uyghurs Led Their Own Protest

By Dolkun Isa
Remembering the 1988 demonstration that changed the course of the Uyghur rights movement.

In Hong Kong, Remembering Tiananmen Is Now Forbidden
June 04, 2020

In Hong Kong, Remembering Tiananmen Is Now Forbidden

By Thor Halvorssen
Xi Jinping is hoping that the world will forget the Tiananmen Massacre just in time to stifle a new generation agitating for democratic reform.

Wang Quanzhang and China’s ‘Non-Release Release’
April 23, 2020

Wang Quanzhang and China’s ‘Non-Release Release’

By Jerome A. Cohen
Wang, a rights lawyer, was released from prison on April 5. So why hasn't he been allowed to go home?

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened
April 15, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened

By James Tager
While the world struggles with the coronavirus, China makes moves to extend its persecution well outside its borders.
China Appointed to Influential UN Human Rights Council Panel
April 08, 2020

China Appointed to Influential UN Human Rights Council Panel

By Eleanor Albert
Given China's own rights record, the appointment has sparked concern about the future of the UN's human rights agenda.

Indonesian Muslims Protest China’s Uyghur Abuses
December 28, 2019

Indonesian Muslims Protest China’s Uyghur Abuses

By Associated Press
More than a thousand protesters marched to the Chinese embassy in downtown Jakarta.

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills
December 05, 2019

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills

By Associated Press
As Congress targets China’s human rights violations, Beijing is furious over what it sees as U.S. interference.

NYT Exposé Should Be the Tipping Point on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs
November 23, 2019

NYT Exposé Should Be the Tipping Point on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

By Omer Kanat
The international community no longer has an excuse to stay silent. It must act.
Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session
October 31, 2019

Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session

By Shannon Tiezzi
Once again, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is the site of dueling narratives on the Xinjiang crackdown.

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