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If China’s Anti-Uyghur Campaign Isn’t Genocide, What Is?
March 18, 2021

If China’s Anti-Uyghur Campaign Isn’t Genocide, What Is?

By Omer Kanat
If the world’s only response to genocide is to engage in endless debate of the term, then “never again” is truly an empty promise.

How Will China Avoid Consequences for Its Uyghur Policy?
February 23, 2021

How Will China Avoid Consequences for Its Uyghur Policy?

By Bonnie Girard
The international toll is growing. But the domestic consequences are what Beijing should truly fear.
The Ghulja Massacre of 1997 and the Face of Uyghur Genocide Today
February 05, 2021

The Ghulja Massacre of 1997 and the Face of Uyghur Genocide Today

By Zubayra Shamseden
24 years ago, a brutal crackdown on Uyghur protesters changed one family’s lives forever. Incredibly, things have only gotten worse for the Uyghurs since then.

Responding to Chinese ‘Whataboutism’: On Uyghur and Native Genocides
February 03, 2021

Responding to Chinese ‘Whataboutism’: On Uyghur and Native Genocides

By Andrew A. Szarejko
China’s finger-pointing at the ill treatment of Native Americans might be disingenuous, but it is still in the United States’ interests to admit to historical wrongs.

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated
January 20, 2021

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated

By Associated Press
The proposal would have made the U.K. the first country in the world to allow genocide cases to be considered in domestic courts.

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns
January 13, 2021

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns

By Shannon Tiezzi
Civil society organizations and members of the European Parliament alike are objecting to the deal amid China's continuing crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Citing Forced Labor Concerns, US Issues Ban on Xinjiang Cotton
December 04, 2020

Citing Forced Labor Concerns, US Issues Ban on Xinjiang Cotton

By Eleanor Albert
U.S. businesses should not be allowed “to profit from slave labor,” a U.S. official said of the ban.
Where Is Uyghur Folklore Expert Rahile Dawut?
November 23, 2020

Where Is Uyghur Folklore Expert Rahile Dawut?

By Ruth Ingram
Uyghur scholar Rahile Dawut, missing since 2017, was awarded the 2020 Scholars at Risk “Courage to Think” award.

How China Uses the People’s Armed Police as Agents of Diplomacy
November 20, 2020

How China Uses the People’s Armed Police as Agents of Diplomacy

By Bonnie Girard
An instrument of domestic repression now doubles as a diplomatic tool.

China’s Barbarity Toward Uyghur Families Should Shock Our Consciousness and Spur Action
October 22, 2020

China’s Barbarity Toward Uyghur Families Should Shock Our Consciousness and Spur Action

By Omer Kanat
Imagine not knowing the whereabouts and condition of your parents, children, brothers, sisters. For many Uyghurs abroad, that is the daily reality.

2020 Edition: Which Countries Are For or Against China’s Xinjiang Policies?
October 09, 2020

2020 Edition: Which Countries Are For or Against China’s Xinjiang Policies?

By Catherine Putz
Another year, another set of dueling statements about Xinjiang to the U.N. This time, there are some interesting differences in who is backing China -- and who isn't.
A Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics Would Work
October 07, 2020

A Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics Would Work

By Shannon Tiezzi
There is a massive overlap between Western liberal democracies and medal contenders in the Winter Games – enough to gut Beijing’s Olympic dreams.

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