Akram Keram is a native Uyghur and Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for Democracy with many years of experience speaking, writing (such as an op-ed on digital Yuan for the The Washington Post), and researching China’s human rights, domestic and foreign politics, and security. He previously worked as a political analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, monitoring, reporting, and briefing high-level officials on China’s domestic and foreign policies related to human rights.

Last Updated: February 3, 2022



The Olympics Return to Beijing

Sam Crane, Maya Wang & more
In February Beijing will host the Olympic Games again, this time amid a surging pandemic, a new wave of lockdowns, at least 10 diplomatic boycotts, and international alarm at the disappearance of one of the country’s top athletes. “Together for a...