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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.

Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia
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.
China Doubles Down on Xinjiang Policy Amid Reports of Cultural Erasure
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.

The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
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.

China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
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.

Even China’s ‘Model’ Uyghurs Aren’t Safe
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.

Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
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.
Turn in the Two-Faced: The Plight of Uyghur Intellectuals
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.'

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