Religious Freedom

UHRP: Video: From Systematic Assimilation to Cultural Genocide

For immediate releaseJuly 6, 2020 12:10 pm EDTContact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), (646) 906-7722 https://uhrp.org/press-release/video-systematic-assimilation-cultural-genocide-july-5-2009-turning-point-chinas The unrest in Ürümchi and subsequent violent...

The American Interest: Where Is the Panchen Lama?

By Jianli Yang & Lianchao Han As the Dalai Lama turns 85, the Chinese Communist Party is stepping up its plans to control the selection of the Tibetan spiritual leader's successor. The kidnapping of the six-year-old Panchen Lama and his family 25 years ago shows...

The Hill: US takes steps to stop China’s abuse of Uyghurs – as should other countries

BY JIANLI YANG AND LIANCHAO HAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS06/17/20 12:00 PM EDT On May 27, the House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, voting overwhelmingly to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in...

The Hill: Beyond Xinjiang’s camps, China threatens Uighurs globally

By Dr. Yang Jianli & Dr. Han Lianchao It's well known that China uses its vast surveillance network to monitor its ethnic minorities, including Tibetans and Uighurs. But leaked documents - the Karakax list - from the western region of Xinjiang show that across...