May 2019

Should Australia be partnering with the Chinese tech giants designing a surveillance state?

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:18

Imagine an app used by the police and security services that contains information on everything from the apps on your phone to your electricity usage and bank account transactions.

“Forgive my children for not fasting” - Ramadan in Xinjiang

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:13

Ramadan is here. Across the world, Muslims will begin fasting during daylight hours as part of this month-long festival. But in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), Chinese authorities see fasting as a “sign of extremism”.

Uighur-Canadian describes how Chinese government restricts communications in Xinjiang

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:12

Uighur-Canadian describes how Chinese government restricts communications in Xinjiang

Rights Group Details How China Uses a Mobile App to Spy on Uyghurs

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:10

Human Rights Watch reveals intrusive high-tech monitoring system used to detain Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims.

Airbnb listings in China are littered with racist discrimination

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:09

Want to book a comfortable two-bedroom apartment in the central city of Chongqing? That’s fine, unless you are Uyghur

HRW Report Reveals How Xinjiang Police Profile Uyghurs

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 22:29

A new report from Human Rights Watch details the types of information that police are using to profile Xinjiang residents amid a massive security crackdown in the region.

Uyghurs Are Facing Full Ramadan Ban for Third Consecutive Year

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 22:29

This year’s Ramadan is just a few days away. Muslims around the world are preparing for their most sacred month of year with great anticipation.

China Detains Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslims In 'Training Centers'

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 22:27
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Some of the Muslims held in vocational camps in a northwest Chinese province tell NPR that they are being held for "extremist thoughts," and don't know when they'll be allowed to go home.

How Mass Surveillance Works in Xinjiang, China

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:32

‘Reverse Engineering’ Police App Reveals Profiling and Monitoring Strategies

Xinjiang phone app exposes how Chinese police monitor Uighur Muslims

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:29

Programme uses vast array of data to detect and monitor individuals according to report