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.
August 24, 2021
Geoffrey Cain on Xinjiang’s ‘Perfect Police State’
By Sebastian Strangio
"Every person in Xinjiang is documented down to their genetic makeup, the sound of their voice, and whether they enter their homes through the front door or the back."
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.
October 16, 2020
Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia
By Sonam Ongmo and Saglar Bougdaeva
At stake is an 800-year-old script with a multicultural lineage emanating from the golden era of the Silk Route.
October 02, 2020
China Doubles Down on Xinjiang Policy Amid Reports of Cultural Erasure
By Eleanor Albert
International opprobrium has so far failed to deter Beijing from its repressive policies in Xinjiang.
May 18, 2019
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
By Shannon Tiezzi
A week-long event dedicated to Asian diversity is laughable in the face of China’s attempts to eradicate Uyghur culture.
May 16, 2019
China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
By Rustem Shir
A key part of China's campaign against Uyghur identity is a crackdown on the Uyghur language.
March 14, 2019
Even China’s ‘Model’ Uyghurs Aren’t Safe
By Kelly Ng
Uyghurs who have tried hard to assimilate into the majority Han Chinese culture have not been spared from detention.
February 12, 2019
Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Anger at home has finally forced Ankara to break with its enthusiastic embrace of Beijing.
October 12, 2018
Turn in the Two-Faced: The Plight of Uyghur Intellectuals
By Mamtimin Ala
China’s fight against Uyghur intellectuals in the name of 'two-facedness.'