National Security

Muslims in Eastern Hainan, China, Report Growing Persecution

Voice of America News (VOA) reported on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is targeting a new Muslim community for persecution, much like the Uyghurs of Xinjiang province: a much smaller group called the Utsuls who live primarily on the tropical resort island of Hainan.

In this September 2016 file photo, Uyghur men leave after eating a holiday meal during the Corban Festival on September 13, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Human Rights Watch: China Arresting Uyghurs at Skyrocketing Rates

Authorities in western China’s Xinjiang region are formally prosecuting ethnic Uyghurs at a higher rate than in previous years, and have increased the length of prison sentences for the Turkic minority group native to the Central Asian territory, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Wednesday.

Supporters and members of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement rally outside the White House to urge the United States to end trade deals with China and take action to stop the oppression of the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples August 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden’s CIA Nominee Received Super Bowl Trip from Saudi Ambassador

President Biden’s Central Intelligence Agency nominee, William Burns, was gifted a Super Bowl group trip by Saudi Arabia’s ambassador when he served as president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, according to responses he provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee ahead of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

In this April 2014 file photo, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns gives a press conference in Tripoli during his visit to Libya. democratic, prosperous and secure country. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images)