May 2018

Lawmakers Say U.S. Tech Is Being Used in Abusive Chinese Crackdowns

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:59
A police officer on the beat in China's western Xinjiang region. PHOTO: NG HAN GUAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Two Republicans ask Commerce Department to tighten controls on American technology used in China’s restive Xinjiang province and elsewhere

China detaining hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in prison-like centres: report

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:51
Local police patrol a village in Hotan prefecture, in China's western Xinjiang region, on Feb. 17, 2018. The Chinese government has pushed back at foreign criticism of its conduct in Xinjiang. BEN DOOLEY/GETTY IMAGES

The Chinese government has rejected a diplomatic demand from a group of Western countries, including Canada, to discuss issues related to the Xinjiang region and conditions for the largely-Muslim Uyghur population there.

Huawei’s partnership with China on surveillance technology raises concerns for foreign users

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:55
Police officers watch screens showing areas monitored by security cameras in Urumqi, capital of northwestern China's Xinjiang. The latest methods of surveillance in the restive region are based on facial recognition, a source said. Photo: AFP

Chinese technology company Huawei has begun working on advanced security technology together with the Public Security Bureau in the country’s far western Xinjiang region, which is becoming a pilot zone for advanced new surveillance and population-control techniques.

Symposium on the Identity Crisis of Uyghurs Today

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:05

Uyghur American Association, Uyghur Academy & UHRP are pleased to host a “Symposium on the Identity Crisis of Uyghurs Today”

What Really Happens in China’s ‘Re-education’ Camps

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:53
Protesters demanding that China respect human rights in its Xinjiang region and release members of the Uighur minority detained in so-called re-education centers there, in Brussels in April.CreditEmmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

What does it take to intern half a million members of one ethnic group in just a year? Enormous resources and elaborate organization, but the Chinese authorities aren’t stingy.

Urgency of Addressing the Plight of Uyghurs and Other Chinese Minorities Highlighted at DROI Subcommittee Meeting in Brussels

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:50

On 15 May 2018, on the occasion of a meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Mr Dolkun Isa, Vice-President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and President of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), together with Ms Sophie Richardson (China Director of Human Rights Watch) and Mr Ulrich Delius (Director of Society for Threatened Peoples), exchanged views on the human rights situation in China, with a special focus on the so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

New Evidence for China’s Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:48
Police officers standing outside a facility in Xinjiang believed to house a re-education camp (Source: AP)

Since summer of 2017, troubling reports in Western media outlets about large-scale detentions of ethnic Muslim minorities (including Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have multiplied.

Xinjiang Authorities Regularly Impose ‘Home Stays’ on Muslim Uyghur Families: Rights Group

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:44
A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014. AP

Cadres collect information on families and indoctrinate them during their ‘visits.’

Central and Regional Leadership for Xinjiang Policy in Xi’s Second Term

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:31
Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, July 31, 2014.

Jessica Batke
May 11, 2018

Chinese Uyghurs forced to welcome Communist Party into their homes

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:54

More than a million Chinese Communist officials are being dispatched to live with local families in the western region of Xinjiang, a move seen as a sign of the government's increasingly tightened grip over the area's predominantly Uyghur Muslim population.