In China, every day is Kristallnacht

In China, every day is Kristallnacht. Eighty-one years ago this week, in what is also known as the “Night of Broken Glass,” hundreds of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in Nazi Germany were damaged or destroyed, along with thousands of Jewish-owned businesses.

Joint Statement on Xinjiang

I have the honour to read this statement on Xinjiang on behalf of a group 23 countries including: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,

Chinese users attack Notepad++ app after ‘Free Uyghur’ release

Chinese netizens are spamming the GitHub repository of the Notepad++ app with pro-Chinese and anti-Western messages after Notepad++ devs released a version codenamed “Free Uyghur” on Tuesday. Angry Chinese users posted messages in support of their government, accusing westerners of interfering in

Humanizing Conflict: Uyghur Reality

Jewher Ilham is the daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, an internationally noted moderate voice who was dedicated to bridging the gap between the Uyghur people and the Han Chinese. Jewher arrived in the United States in 2013, following the

A Win for the Uighurs

This week a human-rights activist languishing in the Chinese gulag was awarded Europe’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after the famous Soviet nuclear physicist-turned-dissident. China’s response tells you why the man deserved it. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman

Ilham Tohti wins 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur economist fighting for the rights of China’s Uyghur minority, is the winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2019. The winner was chosen by Parliament’s political leaders on 24 October 2019.