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Malaysia won’t back down on sensitive issues even as it bolsters economic ties with China, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says
April 23, 2019
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, in Singapore, Singapore, August 3, 2018. [State Department Photo / Public Domain]

On the South China Sea dispute, Saifuddin said Malaysia’s view was it should be resolved by talks between Beijing and the 10-member Asean bloc. Saifuddin said the Mahathir administration was also following ‘the Uygur story very closely’

How could Volkswagen’s CEO not know about China’s repression of Muslims?
April 23, 2019
Herbert Diess at GIMS 2018. Wikipedia Matti Blume

A JOINT venture based in Shanghai, SAIC Volkswagen, is one of the oldest such automakers in China, with production based in several cities across the country, including in Xinjiang, home to ethnic Muslim Uighurs and other minorities in China’s far northwest.

Racial profiling by AI raises an ethical dilemma
April 23, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly developing, and numerous countries (in particular, China) are trying to implement it into their government, specifically in regards to law enforcement.

The Uyghurs: an Imprisonment of a People
April 23, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 the Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) hosted a panel discussion, “The Uyghurs: an Imprisonment of a People” with Omer Kanat, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the WUC, and former Ambassador John Herbst, the current Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and former foreign service officer at the U.S. State Department, moderated by THO’s Communications Manager Savannah Lane.

China's Secret Internment Camps with Rian Thum
April 23, 2019

Did you know there are roughly one million people currently held in internment camps in China? One million people detained against their will, facing no criminal charges, cut off from the outside world.

Live Webcast: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis
April 22, 2019

Sat, Apr 20 from 9:30am - 1:30pm EDT

Western AI researchers partnered with Chinese surveillance firms
April 22, 2019

Fears raised on lack of oversight in sensitive areas of academic collaboration

China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang
April 22, 2019
Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in January 2019. (© Ben Blanchard/Reuters)

Security cameras with facial-recognition technology, police stations watching your every move, restrictions on freedom of worship, strangers living in your home.

Volkswagen CEO Diess 'not aware' of China's Uighur camps
April 22, 2019

Herbert Diess, CEO of one of the world’s most well-known car companies, Volkswagen, claims not to know of the detention in China of up to a million Uighurs and other Muslim ethnicities in so-called re-education camps.

Minister denies Malaysia being silent in China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims
April 22, 2019
Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu denied that Malaysia is being in voicing out its concerns about China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim community. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu denied that Malaysia is being in voicing out its concerns about China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim community.

Is China Conducting A Crackdown On Religion?
April 22, 2019

In recent months, the persecution of religious groups in China has been making headlines.

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland
Mar 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland.  It is time to end business as usual.

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues
Jan 28, 2019

Persecution of teachers, scholars and artists constitutes an attempt to erase Uyghur culture.  338 Uyghur intellectuals interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, including 21 staff mebers of Xinjiang University.  International scholarly exchange with China cannot be justified until they are released.

BRIEFING: Cultural Destruction in East Turkestan
Jan 26, 2019

The Chinese government has been demolishing Uyghur neighborhoods across East Turkestan, for more than a decade. This has resulted in the loss of physical structures, including Uyghur homes, shops, and religious sites. Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated to heavily monitored apartment blocks.