3 Chinese Rights Activists Disappear in Apparent State Crackdown

The New York Times, 30 November 2016

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By Michael Forsythe — Three prominent Chinese rights activists appear to have been detained in recent weeks by the police, part of a continuing crackdown on groups operating outside the umbrella of the state, advocacy groups say.

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Goal Far Afield for Young Uyghur Footballers

Sixth Tone, 30 November 2016

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By Liu Yuyang — In Guangdong province, water is never far away. Even if it’s not raining, the air will still be damp, and every part of the R&F Soccer School — the floors, the windows, the walls — is constantly covered in drops of water.

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UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights Plight of Forgotten Minorities in Humanitarian Crises

UNPO, 28 November 2016

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UNPOOn 25 November 2016, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), convened a side-event to the 9th Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues.

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China failing to deliver on human rights promises, NGO tells UN

Hong Kong Free Press, 27 November 2016

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By Catherine Lai — An assessment by rights groups has found “large discrepancies” between the Chinese government’s promises and its actions concerning human rights.

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Intimidation as Governance in Tibet

Human Rights Watch, 27 November 2016

A unit from Tibet police border security force with riot gear participates in a drill at a military base in Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 24, 2015.By Sophie Richardson — Monks debating, breathtaking landscapes, the Potala Palace against a clear blue sky: these are images many around the world commonly associate with Tibet.

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China is confiscating the passports of citizens in its Muslim-heavy region

Quartz, 25 November 2016

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By Echo Huang — China is requiring all residents in its northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to turn in their passports.

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China confiscates passports of Xinjiang people

BBC, 25 November 2016

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BBC — Chinese authorities have begun confiscating passports from people in the western region of Xinjiang, which has seen regular unrest.

The move, which the government says is aimed at combating “terrorism”, has been criticised by human rights groups.

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Uyghur Entrepreneur Fights Prejudice One Nut Cake at a Time

Sixth Tone, 24 November 2016

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By Zhang Liping — It isn’t easy to succeed in business as an ethnic minority in China, especially when your product comes with its own cultural baggage. But for Adili Maimaititure, a 25-year-old Muslim Uyghur man, traditional pastries have proven to be not only a profitable enterprise, but also an opportunity to counter negative stereotypes about his people.

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