June 2018

Detention Camp Construction is Booming in Xinjiang

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:59

Satellite imageries suggest China is expanding detention camps in Xinjiang at an unprecedented pace. 


Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:34

Various organizations including Amnesty International continue to document China's abusive campaign against human rights.

World Refugee Day 2018: End Forced Returns of Uyghurs

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:30

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June 19, 2018 1:30 pm EST

China is using terrorist threats to culturally cleanse its west

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:05

China’s concerns with terrorism are almost entirely focused on the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang’s geopolitical position at the eastern edge of the Islamic and Turkic-speaking world and the ethno-cultural distinctiveness of its largely Turkic-Muslim ethnic groups have constituted a challenge to the centralising imperatives of successive Chinese governments.

China’s Islamic Challenges: Perceptions and Realities

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:03

According to official figures, China has about 25 million Muslims, about the number in Yemen and Uzbekistan, twice the number in Tunisia and nearly 50 per-cent more than in Syria.

Beijing’s hidden hitlist targets 100 fugitives here

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 22:21
President of the Australian Uighur Association, Mamtimin Ala, said many ethnically Uighur people in Australia live in fear and most have families going through “unspeakable trauma”.

An Australian national security agency head was shown a secret list of about 100 Chinese fugitives that Beijing believes live in Australia, evidence the communist nation’s hunt for former officials and business people is much wider than publicly known.

Islam in Xinjiang: “De-Extremification” or Violation of Religious Space?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:26

As recently reported in the press, since Spring 2017, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in Xinjiang have “disappeared” into “political re-education centres,”euphemistically labelled mäktäp (Uy. schools) by frightened locals.

Nearly Half of Xinjiang Village’s Residents Sent to ‘Political Re-Education Camps’: Official

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:15
A security officer holding a shield and baton guards a security post leading into a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

A local police officer says that almost all of Yingsher village’s adult males have been detained.

Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:12
In this March 29, 2018, photo, Omir Bekali demonstrates how he was strung up by his arms in Chinese detention before being sent to an internment camp during an interview in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Astana can’t afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.

Every new car in China must have a tracking chip starting next year

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:10

China’s surveillance state already tracks people’s faces. Now it’s also going to track their cars, the Wall Street Journal has reported (paywall).