July 2019

Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign Against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide”

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 19:22

Chinese authorities have been accused of systematically separating Muslim children from their families in the far western region of Xinjiang.

Trial Date Set For Kazakh Activist Who Blew Whistle on China's Mass Detention Camps

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 19:07
Kazakh rights activist Serikzhan Bilash is shown in an undated photo. Photo provided by family

Serikzhan Bilash will stand trial in Nursultan, Kazakhstan, on charges of 'inciting ethnic hatred' after he spoke out about the camps.

High-Tech Repression of the Uyghurs: What Democratic States Can Do

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 18:59
Schools looking very much like jails in Xinjiang. Photo by an Italian visitor.

China has installed facial recognition software in 6.7 million locations throughout Xinjiang, including mosques and private homes, supporting a brutal repression. The international answer has not been strong enough.

Uyghur in Xinjiang ‘Vocational Training’ Video Identified as Educated Professional

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:02
A man identified as Rejepniyaz Hebibulla is shown in a video highlighting the success of 'vocational training centers' in the XUAR.  China News Service

A classmate identified the man in a propaganda program produced by official media.

Xi deploys heavyweights to Xinjiang and Hong Kong before conclave

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:00
Wang and Chen attending the conference in Hotan

President taps No. 4 Wang Yang and No. 7 Han Zheng to tame turbulence

Witch Hunt for “Two-Faced Persons” in Xinjiang Universities

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 20:54
Department of Education of Xinjiang convened a conference for educational workers to swear allegiance, fighting against “three forces” and eliminating “two-faced persons.”

CCP is intensifying efforts to expunge teachers disloyal to the Party by scrutinizing their private lives and encouraging colleagues to inform on each other.

Former head of Xinjiang pleads guilty to bribery

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 20:52
The former Chinese governer of Xinjiang, Nur Bekri, during his trial in Shenyang, Liaoning province

A former chairman of China's northwest Xinjiang region pleaded guilty at a trial on Thursday to accepting $11.5 million in bribes, the court said.

Chinese police still questioning wife of Australian Uyghur man, despite promising to help

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:59
Nadila and her Australian son Lutfy are being prevented from leaving Xinjiang. Photo: Sadam Abudusalamu

Police in China's far-western Xinjiang region are still questioning the wife of an Australian man interviewed on Four Corners last week, despite Beijing saying it would assist Australia's efforts to reunite the family.

Minister promises to work with China to help reunite Uyghur families

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:57
Almas Nizamidin, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster and Sadam Abudusalamu. Photo: Twitter/Craig Foster

The Morrison government will work with China to provide consular assistance to Uyghur citizens and other Muslim minorities with Australian connections.

Man seeks wife, son's release from China

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:54
Photo Source: Sadam Abudusalamu

An Australian man, whose wife and son are trapped in far western China, is pleading with the federal government to fast-track their return to Sydney.

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