President Obama must pressure Xi Jinping’s government to make concrete improvements to China’s human rights situation before Xi’s state visit. (image: Flickr/White House)

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States on September 24-25 comes at a time when his government is staging a ferocious crackdown against human rights lawyers.

Rebiya Kadeer, a mother of 11 and one of the Chinese Communist Party’s top public enemies, waited for a cab in downtown D.C.

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.

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The Uyghur American Association (UAA) organized a demonstration in front of China's embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, 2014 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. At the event, the Uyghur Human Rights Project conducted an interview with Ilyar Shamseden, originally of Ghulja, about the history of the massacre.