Uighurs

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Daughter of Uighur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uighur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.
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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
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China arrests Mongolian historian

China arrested a famous Mongolian historian for his work on the suffering of Mongolians in China during the Cultural Revolution.
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Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.
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Why is China suppressing speech at schools in other countries?

Universities rely on free speech. But the Chinese government is using students in other countries to suppress political opinions it doesn't like.
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China destroys mosques and Uighur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has destroyed or converted Muslim mosques.
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Pompeo salutes heroes of Tiananmen Square [video]

Secretary Pompeo commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
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Uighurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uighur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
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China exports tools of repression to the world

China is exporting technological know-how that can help authoritarian governments track, reward and punish citizens through digital surveillance.