Human Rights

Have Muslim countries abandoned China's Uighurs?

Responding to criticism over Uighur abuse, 37 nations signed a letter defending China's human rights record in July - including a dozen Muslim-majority countries.

Have Muslim countries abandoned China's Uighurs?

Opinion

How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label

Myanmar, India and China have all pursued UNESCO World Heritage status for sites of mass victimisation of minorities.

Azeezah Kanji

by Azeezah Kanji

Azeezah Kanji

China

Arabic, Muslim symbols ordered taken down in China's capital

Campaign in Beijing marks a new phase in drive aimed at ensuring religions conform to mainstream Chinese culture.

Arabic, Muslim symbols ordered taken down in China's capital

China

China: Most people in Xinjiang camps have 'returned to society'

Officials say 'most' individuals held in re-education camps in Xinjiang region have left the centres and found jobs.

China: Most people in Xinjiang camps have 'returned to society'

Australia

'I won't stop': The Australian Uighur fighting for his family

Sadam Abdusalam says he won't rest until his wife, Nadila, and son, Lutfy, are allowed to leave China and family united.

'I won't stop': The Australian Uighur fighting for his family

China

'Stain of the century': US denounces China's treatment of Uighurs

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is 'home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time'.

'Stain of the century': US denounces China's treatment of Uighurs

Uighur

Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son to leave

The decision comes after an Australian man pleaded for his Uighur wife and son, an Australian citizen, to be united.

Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son to leave

China

China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

Over 20 countries urge China to halt detention but fears of potential backlash prevented a formal statement.

China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

China

Repression stalks China's Uighurs, 10 years after Urumqi riots

Analysts say lack of trust between Uighurs and majority Han Chinese persists a decade after riots that left 200 dead.

Repression stalks China's Uighurs, 10 years after Urumqi riots

China

Turkey's Erdogan says solution possible for China's Muslims

Turkey's foreign ministry earlier lambasted Beijing's treatment of the Uighurs as 'a great embarrassment for humanity'.

Turkey's Erdogan says solution possible for China's Muslims

Human Rights

'Deep concerns' over UN official's trip to China's Xinjiang

US says China could use UN visit to Xinjiang to portray repression of Uighurs as 'legitimate counterterrorism'.

'Deep concerns' over UN official's trip to China's Xinjiang

Asia

Dozens of mosques, major shrines 'razed' in China's Xinjiang

Guardian and Bellingcat investigation shows at least 33 Islamic sites were partly or completely destroyed since 2016.

Dozens of mosques, major shrines 'razed' in China's Xinjiang

Uighur

HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

App collects personal information and prompts officials to file reports about people and their behaviour, HRW says.

HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

Asia Pacific

UN chief silent on Uighur plight in visit to China

Antonio Guterres did not mention the Uighur community during his speech at summit marking China's Belt and Road initiative.

Uighur

Top Chinese leader backs crackdown on Uighurs

Ruling Communist Party's fourth-ranked leader Wang Yang said situation in Xianjiang was 'continuing to develop well'.

Top Chinese leader backs crackdown on Uighurs