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Mosque Demolition Protest Ends with Compromise

Thousands of Hui Muslims gathered at the Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia last week in an attempt to stall government plans to demolish the newly built structure. The forced demolition threat came after authorities issued a notice on August 3rd demanding the mosque be torn down by Friday, citing th...

Beijing and Hong Kong Officials Slam Pro-Independence Speech at FCC

Andy Chan Ho-tin—a Hong Kong independence advocate and convener of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a political party that regional security officials are attempting to ban—delivered a biting speech in front of the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). In the speech, which Beij...

HK Independence Advocate Lashes Out at China in FCC Speech

Andy Chan Ho-tin—a Hong Kong independence advocate and convener of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a political party that regional security officials are attempting to ban—delivered a biting speech in front of the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). In the speech, which Beij...

Beijing Denies Accusations of Rights Abuse at Xinjiang Camps

Recent months have seen an increasing amount of international attention and criticism of China’s targeted persecution of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang, where an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign has been revealed to include the mass detention of ethnic minorities in a system of extralegal political...

HRW: China Cracks Down on Tibetan Social Groups

A new report from Human Rights Watch examines China’s practice of targeting political dissidents and civil society initiatives through an anti-organized crime campaign that criminalizes traditional Tibetan social activities. A press release from HRW summarizes the report, which comes out ahead...

International Attention on “Crimes Against Humanity” in Xinjiang

Described by rights activist Michael Caster as “crimes against humanity,” the targeted persecution of Xinjiang’s Muslim Uyghurs is worsening, and journalists, academics, and politicians are calling for awareness and action. Recent statistics show the region constituted 21% of all a...

Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure over Taiwan

Four major U.S. airline companies were today expected to change their designation of Taiwan on their websites, bowing to Chinese pressure to refer to the territory as part of China. American, Delta, United, and Hawaiian Airlines sought the maximum time extension to make the changes, after the April...