January 2019

Pro-Uighur protests in Indonesia shadowed by ominous domestic politics

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:49
Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018 .  Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

In mid-December, hundreds in this majority-Muslim country rallied outside the Chinese Embassy here to protest China’s treatment of its Muslim minority Uighurs. Similar rallies took place in Bandung, Aceh and Surakarta the same day, all calling on the Indonesian government and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to speak up on behalf of Uighur religious and human rights.

Adrian Zenz on re-education camps in Xinjiang

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:42

The CCP wants people to forget their religious and cultural roots

China Intensifies Lobbying to Thwart Criticism of Muslim Detentions

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:34

Beijing petitions diplomats against censure at U.N. and gives tours of Xinjiang in PR push

'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:23
Images of Xinjiang, China, taken in December as part of a Guardian investigation into the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in China. Photograph: Lily Kuo for the Guardian

In Hotan, documents show officials are expanding detention camps and increasing surveillance

Does John Lee have no shame?

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:05
Hong Kong's Security Secretary John Lee has been accused being over-eager to echo the views of mainland Chinese officials in relation to the situation in China’s troubled northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo: Xinhua

If a scintilla of decency still lurks somewhere deep in the soul of John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security, there will come a day when he deeply regrets having acted as an apologist for China’s 21st century gulags.

Chinese 'Deradicalization' Camps: Education Or Persecution?

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:02

China has given foreign journalists a tour of what it calls "vocational education training centers" in the western province of Xinjiang. The tour comes amid continuing reports of mass detentions and persecutions of Uyghur, ethnic Kazakh, and other ethnic populations in the province.

Fears for Australian Uighurs trapped in China's 're-education camps'

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 21:35
Zulfiye Hiwilla's sister and brother-in-law.

At least 10 Australian residents of Uighur background are thought to have disappeared in China and may be held in the controversial camps.

Turkey abandons Uighurs in favor of Chinese investment

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 21:30

Turkey was once the Uighurs’ prime defender, offering easy citizenship to emigrants and speaking out against their mistreatment, but the recent economic rapprochement between Turkey and China has led Ankara to abandon its ethnic brothers.

US clothing company cuts ties with Chinese factory in Muslim internment camp

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 21:25

Badger Sportswear stops sourcing products from Xinjiang region 'given the controversy' about treatment of Uighur minority

Too little too late: ASEAN’s role in the plight of the Uyghurs

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 21:22
Uyghurs sitting outside a Mosque in Shache, Xinjiang province. Photo Credit: Flickr

ASEAN was not hospitable to the Uyghur population when they arrived as refugees. But as the full extent of China’s mass incarceration policy comes to light, ASEAN nations have the opportunity to make amends.