October 2018

Uighurs in Australia accuse China of spying on them

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 19:54
A Uighur man who spoke to SBS News.

Uighurs living in Australia have accused Beijing of using surveillance tactics to silence their community and stop them speaking out about what is happening to their families back in China.

How Beijing is using the Nazi propaganda playbook to justify its concentration camps to the world

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 19:49

After strenuously denying it for many months, China’s government in mid-October suddenly admitted that the Xinjiang concentration camps exist. However, it now tries to present a propaganda picture of benign “vocational training centres,” rolled out to deal with people who pose a threat to social order.

Xinjiang and Hong Kong: the periphery playbook

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 19:30
mage Credit: CC by David Stanley/Flickr.

Speaking at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club on 14 August 2018, shortly before his political party was banned, Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) spokesperson Andy Chan pointedly drew parallels between developments in Hong Kong and those in East Turkestan [Xinjiang] and Tibet.

China’s Uyghur re-education centres in Xinjiang will not produce a loyal and obedient population

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:25
A protest in Hong Kong in September against the internment of Uyghur citizens in Xinjiang. Alex Hofford/EPA

The Chinese government’s denials of its mass interment of Xinjiang’s Uyghur citizens have evaporated as international pressure has piled up in recent weeks. In their place has come propaganda extolling the “re-education centres” in which the Uyghurs are held, and which new evidence from the BBC has shown are rapidly expanding.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Xinjiang

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:20

The revision by the Chinese authorities of the "Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification" highlights the deteriorating human rights situation in Xinjiang.

Group calls for better human rights in China

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:19

Uighurs and members of other Chinese ethnic minorities living in exile have formed a group in Japan to campaign for improvements in human rights in China.

The Guardian view on China’s detention camps: now we see them

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:15

Courageous personal testimony and painstaking research are giving us an increasingly detailed and shocking view of the centres in Xinjiang where hundreds of thousands have been held without arrest, charge or trial

China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 21:06
A Han sent-down worker eats with a Uighur family at a table he gave them as a gift. This image was posted on social media platform WeChat by the Xinjiang Communist Youth League.

Often, the big brothers and sisters arrived dressed in hiking gear. They appeared in the villages in groups, their backpacks bulging, their luggage crammed with electric water-kettles, rice-cookers, and other useful gifts for their hosts. 

Scholars Reflect on Legacy of Uyghur Folklore Research Founder, Now in Detention

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 20:59
Abdukerim Rahman in an undated photo Public Domain

Abdukerim Rahman’s life work continues to inspire academics studying Uyghur literature.

Re-education Camps in China’s Uyghur Region

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 20:58

China has jailed or detained more than a million Uyghurs in “re-education camps” throughout northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Chinese authorities accuse them of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas. This map shows the camps that RFA has identified.