Document of the Week: China’s See-No-Evil PR Blitz
Beijing has produced a booklet to counter allegations that it’s curtailing the freedoms of Hong Kong residents, abusing Uighurs, and failing to come clean on its role in the spread of the coronavirus.
Xinjiang’s Descent Into Darkness
The suffering of Uighurs caught global attention this year—but the Chinese authorities weren’t moved.
For Uighur Muslims in China, Life Keeps Getting Harder
Concentration camps, surveillance, and spies keep the community under tight control.
China’s Surveillance State Has Tens of Millions of New Targets
So-called key individuals, from drug addicts to religious believers, are singled out in police databases.
Xinjiang Backlash Is Hitting Chinese Firms Hard
The United States has slapped sanctions on companies tied to Chinese repression. That may be just the start.
I Was a Model Uighur. China Took My Family Anyway.
Beijing says it’s releasing people from the camps. So where are my parents?
The World Bank Was Warned About Funding Repression in Xinjiang
A school supported by the $50 million loan purchased barbed wire, gas launchers, and body armor.
Muslim Leaders Are Betraying the Uighurs
The Trump administration has done more for the millions in camps than any Islamic leader.
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks
Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing.
Kyrgyz Students Vanish Into Xinjiang’s Maw
Musicians, folklorists, and storytellers disappear after being forced back to China.
Love Allah, Love China
Chinese Muslims are struggling to follow their faith amid a growing crackdown.
The Chinese Communist Party Is Still Afraid of Sun Yat-Sen’s Shadow
A relentless war on free spaces for Chinese exiles stems from past revolutions.
Kazakhs Won’t Be Silenced on China’s Internment Camps
Activists are speaking out for those imprisoned in Xinjiang—even if their own government doesn’t like it.
Beijing’s Olympics Paved the Way for Xinjiang’s Camps
The 2008 games were supposed to help liberalize China. Instead the party learned it could get away with anything.
She Fled China’s Camps—but She’s Still Not Free
Sayragul Sauytbay, the only person to have worked inside an internment camp in Xinjiang and spoken publicly about it, now faces an uncertain future in Kazakhstan.
The Chinese Communist Party Always Needs An Enemy
Xinjiang's detainees are the latest victims of a deep insecurity.
Xi Jinping, Release These Men
The detention of Canadian citizens on spurious charges by Beijing sends a dangerous message.