July 2019

“We released 90% of the Uyghurs.” The CCP Lies Again, Bitter Winter Reveals the Truth

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:35
Machines are tested in one of the “suitable work” forced labor factories within the Yining camp.

Xinjiang CCP leaders claim that the majority of the camps’ inmates have found “suitable work.” In fact, they have not been released but are compelled to work in factories built inside the camps.

Experts Doubt Official Claims that “Most” Inmates Released From Xinjiang Camps

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:32

The Xinjiang region has been the site of a mass detention program where an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs have been or are being held in a series of internment camps.

Sign of the times: China's capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:31
The Arabic lettering is blotted out on the signboard of an eatery in Zhangjiachuan Hui autonomous county.

Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to “Sinicize” its Muslim population.

The Democratic Candidates on China and Human Rights

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:26

CFR invited the Democratic candidates to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues before the second set of presidential debates. The questionnaire was sent to all candidates on July 8. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly as they were received.

Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang nothing short of cultural genocide

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:15

| As the president of the Uyghur American Association, it is my duty to refute the inaccurate claims published by so-called Uyghur intellectuals in a letter in the Global Times on July 19.

My brush with surveillance in Xinjiang

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 20:47

China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims means security checks are part of daily life

China claims it’s released most Muslims from internment camps. That’s doubtful.

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 20:40
Gulgine Tashmemet disappeared after returning from her PhD studies in Mayalsia

Top Chinese officials claimed Tuesday that a majority of Muslims detained in internment camps have been released and “returned to society.” But they offered no evidence that was true — and China experts have notedthere’s every reason to be skeptical of the claim.

China’s Claim That Most Uyghurs Have Been Freed From The Camps ‘Devoid of Credibility’

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:58
Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks at a news conference in Beijing, July 30, 2019.

Uyghurs and rights experts see no evidence internment camp inmates have been sent home or found jobs.

Uyghur Detainee in BBC Video Report on Xinjiang Camps Identified as Cultural Official

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:57
A man identified as Akber Abaidulla is shown in a June 2019 video report by the BBC, in which a reporter is led on official tours of several internment camps.

Akber Ebeydulla was detained for being too ‘proud’ of Uyghur culture, a former classmate says.

Xi Jinping Ramps Up Religious Persecution

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:55

Over the past decade, rash optimism that China was finally moving past the era of former Communist dictator Mao Tse-tung’s influence has given way to president Xi Jinping’s reconsolidating his power. One of the major ways he’s done that: persecuting religious believers.