From April 27-30 2015, a group of democracy activists assembled to discuss interethnic and interfaith solutions to improve the situation of human rights in China. The conference was organized by Initiatives for China, and featured a number of prominent Uyghur speakers as well as Tibetans, Mongolians Han Chinese, Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Muslims, Buddhists, and people…

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The following incident took place in May, 2014 in Urumchi, several months before a new law enacted by the municipal government in 2015 banned full face veils for women in the city. The author, a young Uyghur male, was in high school when the incident occurred. Identifying details have been changed to protect the author’s…

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