Human Rights Groups Urge IOC to Block China From Hosting Olympics

VISION TIMES Several human rights groups have written a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asking them to block China from hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics due to the country’s gross human rights violations. Beijing is looking forward to hosting the event as a way to showcase to the world how technologically advanced and socially […]

Kazakh Family of Writers and Musicians Caught in the Xinjiang Vortex

Mehmet Volkan and Chris Rickleton | Global Voices Three siblings in camps and nobody to care for their elderly mother When they were children, Bagila and Baktygul Oralbai frequently went swimming. Their village was on the shores of the Ili river and their childhood memories were shaped by that great body of water that flows […]

Under Threat Of Chinese ‘Reeducation,’ Ethnic Kazakh Forced To Abort Baby

Nurgul Tapaeva, Nurtai Lakhanuly, Pete Baumgartner  |  Radio Free Europe here While being forced to study communist ideology and sing fanciful songs about Chairman Mao and Xi Jinping can be trying for the hundreds of thousands of members of ethnic minorities thought to be held in China’s archipelago of “re-education” camps, Gulzira Mogdin says she […]

Students ordered to confiscate Kazakh, Uyghur language textbooks

ChinaAid Urumqi, Xinjiang— The department of education in Urumqi, the capital of China’s northwestern Xinjing Uyghur Autonomous Region, ordered all elementary and middle school students to turn in all books that are more than 10 years old and published in Kazakh, the native language of Kazakhstan’s often persecuted diaspora in China, on Monday. “The students […]

China in Nationwide Security Crackdown During New Silk Road Forum

Qiao Long, Gao Shan and Wong Si-lam  |  Radio Free Asia China has ordered businesses to close and carried out mass detentions of petitioners and rights activists in a nationwide security operation during its “New Silk Road” forum in Beijing. As nearly 30 heads of state gathered in Beijing for President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and […]