The Chinese government is systematically persecuting Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities on the basis of their religion and ethnicity. The Museum is gravely concerned that the Chinese government may be committing genocide against the Uyghurs. There is also reasonable basis to believe that the government of China is committing crimes against humanity, specifically the crimes of imprisonment or other severe deprivation of liberty, persecution, torture, sexual violence, forcible transfer, enslavement, and forced sterilization. Learn more about the conflict history and current threats to civilians.
Our November 2021 report details the Chinese government's crimes against humanity the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region of China, and our grave concerns that China may be committing genocide against them.
Learn about China’s crimes against the Uyghurs, current threats they face, and what the US government is doing in response.
Our quantitative assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of a new mass killing in China.
This downloadable flyer provides background information on the persecution of the Uyghurs in China and what you can do to help.
Hear from Uyghurs whose family members have been abducted by the Chinese governement and sent to forced labor camps, prisons, and other detention centers.
Hear from Uyghurs and other experts about the Chinese government's persecution of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China, on the basis of their religion and ethnicity.