Xi Jinping Visits Xinjiang for the First Time Since Crackdown

State media have used Xi Jinping’s visits to Hong Kong and, now, Xinjiang to bolster his image as a leader who subdued turbulence on China’s periphery.

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It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots

Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has gradually established policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity. My family’s forced assimilation is a part of that story.

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China Disappeared My Professor. It Can’t Silence His Poetry.

Against overwhelming state violence, poetry might appear to offer little recourse. But for many Uighurs, it’s a powerful form of resistance.

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China Clamps Down on Xinjiang to Stop Covid, Angering Residents

The restrictions, which remain even after new coronavirus infections subsided, have ruined livelihoods and damaged Beijing’s efforts to project harmony in the troubled region.

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A Uighur Disappeared in China After Attending a U.S. Leadership Program. His Sister Is Fighting for His Freedom.

Ekpar Asat came to the United States for the State Department’s most prestigious program for foreign citizens. Chinese security officers detained him weeks after he returned home.

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