Repression in Tibet Remains Shrouded in Opacity

In recent weeks, Tibet-focused media outlets have reported that Tsewang Norbu, a popular young singer, died after self-immolating in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. CDT was unable to independently confirm the reports and...

Uighur Children’s ‘Identities Changed’

Uighur children at an orphanage in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, are renamed with Han Chinese names and disciplined for adhering to a Muslim diet.  Radio Free Asia reports: Children belonging to the ethnic Uyghur minority at an...

Uygur Muslims – Swamped by Han Influx – Antoaneta Bezlova

From IPS: The evening light dances on the glazed pink tiles of the shapely buildings around the ancient Idkah mosque and in the enfolding dusk the site evokes tales from the ‘One thousand and one nights’. But the illusion is fleeting — none of the buildings in this spot, except for the revered mosque, is […]



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