As the Chinese government campaigns to increase the national birth rate, evidence has shown that Uyghur women have faced restrictive—even nonconsensual—measures to lower birthrates amid a long-running campaign of repression in...
by Joseph Brouwer | May 13, 2021
On Eid-al-Fitr, the celebratory conclusion of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, videos of dancing Uyghurs outside of a mosque in Kashgar demonstrated, perhaps counterintuitively, the extent of religious repression in the region....
by John Chan | May 10, 2021
Several new reports focusing on the invasive ways that the Chinese government is policing the bodies and lives of Uyghurs in the region have provided yet more evidence of ongoing crimes against humanity and genocide in Xinjiang....
by Samuel Wade | Jan 31, 2012
Chen Guangcheng won two nominations for Wired UK’s 2012 ‘Smart List’ of “50 people who will change the world”, including one from Ai Weiwei: “Chen Guangcheng is an activist from Shandong who...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 25, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts surveys China’s “One-Child Policy”, including its changing justifications, tangled rules, immense costs and array of incentives and penalties. For family planners like Liu,...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 21, 2011
While forced abortions and sterilisations are illegal in China, they persist as authorities struggle to keep local births within strict central government quotas. The Guardian’s Tania Branigan reports on a recent case in...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 19, 2005
As a follow-up to Philip Pan’s article in the Washington Post today, and coverage of the arrest of activist Chen Guangcheng, see Xinhua’s Sept. 20 story: The national population and family planning agency on Monday said that an investigation has proven that reported population-control abuses by family planning officials in east Shandong Province are factual. […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 19, 2005
From the Washington Post: China said Monday it has dismissed and detained officials in the eastern city of Linyi for abuses committed while enforcing the country’s one-child policy. But the government provided no details, and said nothing about the arrest of a blind activist who had campaigned against the use of forced abortion and sterilization […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2005
From the Los Angeles Times: As international leaders gathered Thursday at the United Nations to address plans to eradicate global poverty, the Bush administration notified Congress that it will withhold the U.S. contribution ($34 million) to the U.N. Population Fund for the fourth consecutive year. This aid provides vital services for the world’s poorest women […]
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