Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million peop...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of their relatives who have disappeared into a vast system of internment camps. The socia...

17 Australian residents detained in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports suggest 17 Australian residents are being detained by Chinese authorities in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. U.K. newspaper The Guardian published a report Sund...

China ‘confirms’ Uighur musician alive following Turkey’s reproach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities released a video on Sunday ‘confirming’ Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is still alive—something on which international expe...

AP Explains: Anti-assimilation claims haunt Latinos, Asians

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw drew strong criticism for saying that Hispanics needed to work harder at assimilating and learning English. Megan Neely, a Duke University graduate studies di...

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be s...

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

JINAN, China (AP) — Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, ...

China blasts US media reports of forced labor in Muslim area

BEIJING (AP) — China is striking back at U.S. news media reports about forced labor in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday ...

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and work in factories. ...

AP PHOTOS: Muslims worry about fate of relatives in China

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — The woman wipes at a tear as she talks about her daughter in China's Xinjiang region. Nurbakyt Kaliaskar, who lives in neighboring Kazakhstan, says her 25-year-old daughter i...

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Chinese men and women locked in a mass detention camp where authorities are "re-educating" ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been imported all year by ...

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growl...

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Scores of Pakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives have disappeared into internment camps in China feel helpless, fighting a wall of silence as they struggle to reunite their families....

China may be planning Xinjiang-style concentration camps in Ningxia: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to recent reports out of China, Xinjiang-style internment camps, which are designed to wipe out local ethnic customs and religious beliefs among the local minori...