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

China claims papal critique over Uyghurs has 'no factual basis at all'

Nov 26, 2020

Following Pope Francis’ mention in passing of the Uyghurs as persecuted in a new book, the Chinese foreign ministry said... Read more

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Investigate China for Uighur persecution, 39 nations tell UN

Oct 7, 2020

The United States joined 38 other countries Tuesday in signing a joint statement to the United Nations condemning Chinese human... Read more

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

Uyghur detention centers in Xinjiang expanding, researchers find

Sep 24, 2020

Researchers at an Australian think tank have found that re-education camps for Muslims in China's Xinjiang region have expanded in... 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

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

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

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

US sanctions Chinese officials over abuses of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Jul 10, 2020

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it is putting travel and asset sanctions on several senior officials of the Chinese... Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio.

Senate approves Uyghur human rights bill

May 15, 2020

The Senate approved a bill on Thursday to sanction Chinese leaders complicit in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims.  Read more

Factory in Shenzhen, China.

Did China use slave labor to keep factories open during coronavirus?

Apr 1, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Chinese authorities have been accused of forcing Muslim Uyghurs to work in factories as the coronavirus pandemic spread in the... Read more

Factory in Jiangxi province, China.

Chinese forced labor is in US supply chain, Congressional report finds

Mar 12, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Political, ethnic and religious prisoners are being used as forced labor in China, making goods that end up in U.S.... Read more

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

Leak from Xinjiang shows some Uyghurs are detained for family size

Feb 17, 2020

A leaked document from a county in China's northwest details the personal information of some 3,000 Uyghurs. It gives violation... Read more

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

China punishes families of those who speak out in America, Congress hears

Dec 10, 2019

A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify... Read more

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

Leaked manuals detail regime at Chinese 'reeducation camps'

Nov 25, 2019

Leaked government documents from China have shed light on the country’s extensive network of internment camps for religious minorities, and... 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

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

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Chinese leaders say US is ‘fabricating lies’ about millions of detained Uighurs

Jul 22, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Chinese government officials denied mistreating the country’s ethnic Uighur population and said there is “no evidence” that the country is... Read more

Human rights advocates: UN must address Chinese internment camps

Nov 7, 2018

Human rights advocates are calling on the United Nations to address reports of Chinese internment camps holding 1 million Muslim... Read more