June 2019

Rights Czar Visit to China Contingent on ‘Full Access’ to Xinjiang Internment Camps: UN

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:37
Foto de campaña de Michelle Bachelet para la elección presidencial de 2013 en Chile.  28 August 2013, 19:11:35. Author	Comando Michelle Bachelet

If accepted, Michele Bachelet would become the highest level UN official to visit the region.

Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:29
Nurmuhammad Tohti, sitting at a scholarly gathering in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, China. (Abduweli Ayup).

A prominent Uighur writer, who had been held at an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang region, has died inside the camp, his family members told VOA.

A student leader 30 years after Tiananmen: Wu’er Kaixi reflects on the movement

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:26
 Örkesh Dölet (Wu’er Kaixi) with  Nury Turkel (left).  Photo: SupChina

This week, Kaiser is joined by Nury Turkel of the Uyghur Human Rights Project in an in-depth conversation with Wu’er Kaixi (Örkesh Dölet), best known as one of the student leaders in the Tiananmen protests that rocked Beijing 30 years ago.

Bringing the “Uyghur Crisis” to the Heart of the United States

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:20
The Uyghurs fixing the US flag to the wall for the opening ceremony in the US Capitol Visitor Center. Photo: BitterWinter

Unity, cooperation, and network were the three keywords of an extraordinary event held in Washington, D.C., by the élite of the persecuted Xinjiang diaspora.

Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:14
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.

UN counter-terror tsar visits Xinjiang where Uighurs held in huge numbers

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:11
Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov. Photo: UN

Activists say official visit risks affirming China’s narrative that camps thought to hold a million people are not an abuse of human rights

Academic Freedom: universities must take a stance or risk becoming complicit with Chinese government interference

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:06
All Russell Group universities have extensive links with China across different disciplines and areas of activity. University of Liverpool

This is an important year in Chinese history. It marks the anniversaries of two political movements involving students and scholars: the May Fourth Movement and the Tiananmen Square protests – known in China as the June Fourth Incident.


Fri, 06/14/2019 - 23:00

Currently at least one million Uighur Muslims have been detained in concentration camps in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang (referred to as East Turkestan by the native population).

‘It would become like Xinjiang’: Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 22:58
Photo: Todd Darling/HKFP.

Hong Kong’s tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations.

Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 22:53
Chinese Public Security Police officers in Beijing, China. 30 April 2007. Source	https://www.flickr.com/photos/securityguard/3679616585/

Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.