Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang region. The area has long been home to experiments in Internet surveillance and censorship. Credit Goh Chai Hin/Agence France-Presse

China will fine anyone who spreads fake news in its western region of Xinjiang, state media has reported, as part of new measures to maintain stability in an area prone to ethnic unrest.

 Exiled Chinese dissidents on Wednesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to champion human rights in China and recognize self-governing Taiwan as "a full democratic country."

China is more likely to use Interpol to hunt down corrupt officials than political dissidents, Jie Chen writes.

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The Uyghur Human Rights Project urges concerned individuals and organizations to publicly call on

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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.