The Chinese state has long sought to ‘transform’ and ‘civilise’ Xinjiang, but Xi Jinping and his lieutenants bring a new sense of urgency to this colonialist project. Under the guise of combating perceived ‘religious extremism’ and promoting ‘inter-ethnic mingling’, Chinese officials are slowly but systematically...
The forced labor of ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as part of a broader pattern of severe human rights abuses, is a significant and growing concern that demands the attention of governments and private-sector actors across the world. This...
This report explores how far the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) – adopted by 181 UN Member States, including Bangladesh, in December 2018 – has informed the response to the Rohingya crisis.
China has attracted international condemnation for its network of extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’ in Xinjiang. This report exposes a new phase in China’s social re-engineering campaign targeting minority citizens, revealing new evidence that some factories across China are using forced Uyghur labour under a state-sponsored labour...
Recently leaked internal documents confirm Xi Jinping’s high level of personal involvement in driving the campaign of repression in Xinjiang.
Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and that Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply. The concerted persecution and medical testing of the Uyghurs is more recent, and...
This paper argues that the potentially widespread use of forced labor in Xinjiang, and its connections to Western supply chains and consumers, creates both a moral imperative for action and an opportunity to use economic leverage to improve the situation in Xinjiang.
This advocacy update exposes the ongoing human rights violations that Rohingya refugees are facing in camps located in Bangladesh, near the border with Myanmar. Refugee testimonies are used to illustrate the impact that these violations are having on their daily lives, as well as their...
Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide
Pressure is mounting on the Australian government to go beyond statements of concernand challenge China over its treatment of the Uyghur minority, particularly those Australian citizens and permanent residents being held in the vast network of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre has combined open-source data with the collection and analysis of new satellite imagery to assess the current status of settlements in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, which were burned, damaged or destroyed in 2017.