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Street with market stalls with Chinese flags on every booth, Xinjiang, China.

House passes bill to fight import of goods from Uyghur labor camps

Sep 23, 2020

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

Xinjiang officials admit large drop in birth rate, attribute it to family planning

Sep 22, 2020

The government of China's Xinjiang autonomous region has acknowledged that birth rates there fell by nearly a third in 2018,... Read more

Cardboard boxes with text made in China and Chinese flag.

US moves to block imports made in China concentration camps

Sep 15, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has moved to block the import of products made with forced labor in detention camps... Read more

US senators join criticism of Disney for filming Mulan in Xinjiang

Sep 11, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

At least two U.S. Senators have joined the chorus of outrage against The Walt Disney Company after the company revealed... Read more

Activists protest the treatment of Uyghur Muslims by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang province at a protest outside the headquarters of the European Union.

Chinese doctor says she participated in 'ethnic cleansing' of Uyghurs

Sep 4, 2020

A Uyghur woman who worked as a doctor in China has told a British news network that she participated in... Read more

Street with market stalls with Chinese flags on every booth, Xinjiang, China.

Hospital worker: China forces abortion, infanticide on Uyghurs

Aug 18, 2020

Hospitals in China’s Xinjiang province regularly committ forced late-term abortions on Uyghur women and killed newborn Uyghur babies to enforce China’s... Read more

Photo: Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon.

Cardinals condemn China’s ‘potential genocide’ of Uyghurs

Aug 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals... Read more

Uighurs learn gardening at reeducation camp (vocational skills training center) in Moyu County, Hotan Prefecture in Xinjiang.

State Department: ‘Threats’ from China won’t stop US fight for Uyghur human rights

Jul 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The State Department on Monday said that Chinese sanctions of U.S. officials will not stop the U.S. from holding China... Read more

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China sanctions U.S. religious freedom ambassador over Uyghurs

Jul 13, 2020

Chinese sanctions against Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Chris... Read more

Joe Biden during his visit to Kiev and meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2016.

Biden condemns forced sterilizations by China

Jul 2, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned China’s forced sterilizations of Uyghur women on Wednesday—nine years after he told a Chinese... Read more

President Donald Trump at the White House, 2018.

Analysis: What is the Trump administration doing about the Uyghurs?

Jun 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Trump faces growing criticism for not financially sanctioning senior Chinese officials responsible for what the Congressional China Commission says may... Read more

Uighurs learn gardening at "reeducation camp" in Moyu County, Hotan Prefecture in Xinjiang.

Chinese authorities force contraception on Uyghurs in 'slow genocide'

Jun 29, 2020

The Chinese government is forcing Uyghur women to take contraceptives in an effort to slow the growing population. One expert... Read more

President Donald Trump at the White House, 2018.

US religious freedom commissioner says 'no excuse' for Trump delay on Chinese sanctions

Jun 24, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A federal religious freedom commissioner has said there is “no excuse” for the Trump administration “delaying action” to place sanctions on Chinese... Read more

Uighurs learn gardening at reeducation camp (vocational skills training center) in Moyu County, Hotan Prefecture in Xinjiang.

Congress passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

May 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The House on Wednesday evening passed legislation to respond to the mass detention and other human rights violations against Uyghurs... Read more

Uyghur Muslim Protest opposite Chinese Embassy in London,UK.

China attempting to extradite Uighur from Turkey, dossier says

May 20, 2020

The Chinese government is attempting to extradite a Uighur man who fled the country to Turkey in 2014, according to a... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

China defends detention of Muslims in Xinjiang

Nov 18, 2019

The Chinese government is defending its policy of mass detention and re-education of Muslims in the country's northwest as an... Read more

A display of CCTV products from Hikvision at the Smart China Expo in Chongqing, Aug. 29, 2019. Hikvision was among the firms blacklisted by the US government this week.

US blacklists Chinese groups over repression of Uighurs

Oct 8, 2019

The US Commerce Department on Monday added 28 Chinese organizations to a blacklist barring them from buying products from US... Read more

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan co-hosts an event on 'The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang' in New York City, Sept. 24, 2019.

International reactions to Chinese detention of Muslims remain mixed

Sep 25, 2019

As China's detention of Muslims of the country's northwest in re-education camps continues, few countries are openly denouncing the practice... Read more

Shohrat Zakir, deputy secretary of the CPC Committee and chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks at a press conference in Beijing, July 30, 2019.

Chinese officials claim most Xinjiang detainees have been released

Jul 30, 2019

Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful,... Read more

Uighurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

China continues to rebut Western claims about repression of Uighurs

Jul 24, 2019

An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the... Read more