Extracting Cultural Resources: the Exploitation and Criminalization of Uyghur Cultural Heritage

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 12 June 2018

UHRP – A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project entitled “Extracting Cultural Resources: the Exploitation and Criminalization of Uyghur Cultural Heritage” examines the history and current state of government control of Uyghur cultural expression and the place of China’s cultural policies in the ongoing assimilative campaign in East Turkestan.  The room for Uyghurs to maintain and develop their traditions is narrowing. Many traditional cultural practices have been transformed into propaganda campaigns, tourist offerings or in some cases completely banned.

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UHRP releases new report- ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan’

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 26 April 2018

UHRP – The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) announces the publication of a new report entitled ‘The Bingtuan: China’s Paramilitary Colonizing Force in East Turkestan.’

The bingtuan, also known as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), is a paramilitary organization in East Turkestan that answers directly to the central Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government in Beijing. Its goals are primarily colonial: develop the land in East Turkestan, secure the border, and maintain stability. 

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The Fifth Poison: the Harassment of Uyghurs Overseas

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 28 November 2017

UHRP – The Chinese authorities’ recent coercion of Uyghur students studying abroad to return home has drawn international attention to the government’s campaign of harassment and control of Uyghurs living outside of China. However, this campaign is a long-standing one and has created a climate of fear even in Western countries.  A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) seeks to document the various methods the Chinese government employs to monitor and harass Uyghurs living overseas. 

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Simulated Autonomy: Uyghur Underrepresentation in Political Office

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 30 October 2017

UHRP – The 19th Party Congress in Beijing has focused attention on high politics in China and brought attention to the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the highest ranks of the Chinese government. A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the demographics of political office holders in East Turkestan and finds significant underrepresentation of Uyghurs. Despite the fact that it is officially the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,” Han hold the majority of senior positions in the government and the Chinese Communist Party.

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Discrimination, Mistreatment and Coercion: Uyghurs Face Severe Labor Rights Abuses in China and East Turkestan

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 5 April 2017

UHRP – Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the Uyghur people in East Turkestan. The primary driver of Uyghur unemployment is ethnic discrimination. A new report from UHRP analyzes the sources and manifestations of ethnic discrimination and other labor rights abuses affecting Uyghurs in East Turkestan and elsewhere in China. In addition to structural disadvantages obtaining and retaining non-agricultural work, the vast majority of Uyghurs who work in agriculture face a unique set of violations to their labor rights.

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End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 6 March 2017

UHRP – End of the Road: One Belt, One Road and the Cumulative Economic Marginalization of the Uyghurs, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), is an examination of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) economic initiative from a Uyghur human rights perspective. The report is an analytical appraisal of OBOR’s potential impact on East Turkestan and sets the initiative within the context of previous economic campaigns in the region.

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Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 20 July 2016

UHRP  Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism, a new research report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project, is a detailed examination of Uyghur environmental activism and the response by the Chinese state. Based on interviews and extensive research in Chinese, Uyghur and English, UHRP has compiled a full length report analyzing environmental dangers in East Turkestan and widespread suppression of Uyghurs’ environmentalist activities.

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The World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project Issue Alternative Report to the Committee Against Torture

Press Release – For immediate release
2 November 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

wuc-uhrp report photo

WUC & UHRP  Ahead of China’s review of its 5th Periodic Report to the Committee Against Torture, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have jointly submitted an alternative report for consideration by the Committee that aims to provide additional and alternative information  regarding the continued use of torture, particularly against Uyghur detainees in East Turkestan.

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