November 2018

China vows retaliation if US imposes sanctions over Xinjiang

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:03
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai speaks at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America during a Chinese New Year celebration reception in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Yang Chenglin)

China's ambassador to the US says Xinjiang camps to 're-educate terrorists' and China being held to 'double standards'.

China's brutal treatment of Uyghurs is failing

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:58

Forcing Muslim minority to become loyal supporters of the Chinese Communist Party is more than a misstep

For China, Islam is a 'mental illness' that needs to be 'cured'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:54
Holy Quran collected from Uyghur families at a burning place

China's relentless campaign to erase the identity of the Uighurs continues, as the world remains silent.

China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:51

Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.

CHINA/EU: Uyghurs in China: Position of EU High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:48
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini

Under President Xi Jinping, Muslims in China are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of religious minorities in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.

Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:10
Mihrigul Tursun, speaks at a event at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Tursun, a member of China’s Uighur minority is detailing the torture and abuse she suffered at the hands Chinese authorities as part of an escalating clampdown on hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities. Through a translator she said she spent several months in detention in China where she was beaten, tortured with electric shock and given unknown drugs.

A member of the Uighur minority on Monday detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of religious minorities.

Veteran Editor of Uyghur Publishing House Among 14 Staff Members Held Over ‘Problematic Books’

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:01
Memetjan Abliz Boriyar in an undated photo.

Memetjan Abliz Boriyar had approved more than 100 books later blacklisted by the government.

Scholars condemn China for mass detention of Muslim Uighurs

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:59

Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs, hundreds of scholars said on Monday, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of “psychological torture of innocent civilians”.

Global coalition of scholars calls for added pressure on China over Uygur internment camps in Xinjiang

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:17
Mihrigul Tursun (fourth from right) speaks on Monday in Washington about being held at a mass internment camp in Xinjiang. Photo: Owen Churchill

A statement delivered on behalf of 278 academics from 26 countries called for the release of detainees and an end to China’s campaign against Muslim minorities.
The group also included an appeal to countries engaged in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China-EU Panelists Face Awkward Human-Rights Question in Hamburg

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:13

Question about detainees in Xinjiang prompts silence at first. EU representative says many officials are ‘greatly concerned’