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China Studies

Before Xinjiang, there was Tibet. Repressive policies tested there between 2012 and 2016 were then applied to the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in northwestern China: entire cities covered in surveillance cameras, ubiquitous neighborhood police stations, residents made to report… Read More

The last time I saw my father was in 2013. We were on our way to Indiana University, where he was scheduled to begin a fellowship. He was arrested before boarding the plane and taken away. A mild-mannered, studious professor… Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce that Jewher Ilham has joined us as a Uyghur Human Rights Fellow. Jewher Ilham is an emerging voice for the Uyghur people and an accomplished young… Read More

During Captive Nations Week Summit 2020, we awarded the Victims of Communism Human Rights Award to Ilham Tohti, Uyghur activist and economist serving a life sentence in China for advocating for regional autonomy in Xinjiang. Tohti’s daughter, Jewher Ilham, who… Read More

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”),… Read More

Communist China’s takeover of Hong Kong proves one thing:  The People’s Republic of China is a fundamentally expansionist power. Like the Soviet Union before it, Beijing seeks nothing short of domination – starting with its neighbors, but certainly not stopping… Read More

Communist China has officially taken over Hong Kong. The passage on Tuesday of Beijing’s so-called “national security law” effectively absorbs the formerly autonomous city in the totalitarian system of the Chinese mainland, threatening its freedoms with extinction. Everyone is now looking to the United States… Read More

“Performance targets: Target 1: target population for intrauterine contraception device placement 524 people Target 2: [target] population for sterilizations 14,872 people.” These are direct quotes from the 2019 family planning budget of Hotan, the capital city of a prefecture with… Read More

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep divisions in the United States, but in one crucial area, it has unified our nation. With more than 90,000 dead and nearly 1.5 million sick, the American people have decisively judged the country that… Read More

Over two-thirds of Americans believe Chinese government “responsible” for the spread of the coronavirus pandemic; 71% call for penalties Just 6% of Americans view China as a U.S. ally  Rising hostility to China rivals USSR during the Cold War  WASHINGTON,… Read More