Uyghurs

Aerial image of mosque site in China (© 2019 DigitalGlobe)

China destroys mosques and Uyghur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uyghurs 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.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uyghurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uyghur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
Crowd of people walking beneath security cameras (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

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.
View of large building behind red and white barrier fencing (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why does China ‘retrain’ successful businessmen?

The Chinese government calls internment camps in Xinjiang "vocational training centers," but a widely distributed photo tells a different story
Lone figure walking along narrow street in darkness (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
Watchtower and security cameras seen through barbed wire on top of wall (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
Four people standing in front of a building (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Pompeo meets with Uyghurs

Uyghurs who survived China’s detention camps or lost family members to the camps shared their stories with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uyghur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uyghur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.