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Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution
May 25, 2022

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution

By Bonnie Girard
The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.

China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang
May 25, 2022

China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang

By Associated Press
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is in China, the first such trip since 2005, to investigate abuses against Muslim minorities.
‘Terror Capitalism’ in Xinjiang
March 14, 2022

‘Terror Capitalism’ in Xinjiang

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Darren Byler, Ivan Franceschini, and Nicholas Loubere, the co-editors of “Xinjiang Year Zero.”

On International Women’s Day There Is Nothing for Uyghur Women to Celebrate
March 08, 2022

On International Women’s Day There Is Nothing for Uyghur Women to Celebrate

By Zubayra Shamseden
The Chinese state has gone to extraordinary lengths to cover up the suffering of Uyghur women. 

Uyghurs Stand With Ukrainians 
March 07, 2022

Uyghurs Stand With Ukrainians 

By Omer Kanat
All of us who have our liberty must do better in ending the nightmares of people under assault, wherever they are.

Former Xinjiang Security Official Takes Charge of Hong Kong Garrison
January 12, 2022

Former Xinjiang Security Official Takes Charge of Hong Kong Garrison

By Associated Press
Maj. Gen. Peng Jingtang’s move to Hong Kong underlines the government’s focus on anti-terrorism in the city – something critics say is a smokescreen for cracking down on dissent.

In 2022, The World Must Hold China to Account for Genocide 
December 31, 2021

In 2022, The World Must Hold China to Account for Genocide 

By Omer Kanat
A focus on imposing consequences on those responsible is key to dismantling the apparatus of genocide.
UK ‘People’s Tribunal’ Rules China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang
December 10, 2021

UK ‘People’s Tribunal’ Rules China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang

By Isabel Sawkins and Emily Glynn
The unofficial tribunal hopes to pressure the U.K. government into action after finding China's treatment of the Uyghurs meets the legal definition of genocide.

White House Makes It Official: No US Delegation to Attend Beijing 2022 Olympics
December 07, 2021

White House Makes It Official: No US Delegation to Attend Beijing 2022 Olympics

By Shannon Tiezzi
China vowed “countermeasures” to the diplomatic boycott as the Biden administration renewed pressure over China's abuses in Xinjiang.

Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’
October 13, 2021

Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The mass surveillance and internment project in Xinjiang should be viewed as a major test of Chinese capacities to conduct a sophisticated invasion, occupation, and transformation of spaces that were at the margins of Chinese control.”

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?
August 18, 2021

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?

By Dariga Sanayeva
The plight of Kazakhs detained in Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps has not gained widespread public support among ethnic Kazakhs in Kazakhstan.
Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang
July 06, 2021

Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang

By Gray Sergeant and Isabel Sawkins
Beijing has defended its actions against Muslims by saying they are necessary to weed out terrorism. That claim cannot go unchallenged.

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