July 2019

'Hopeless, helpless': Australian Uyghur father begs Govt to bring his family home

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:14
Sadam looking at photo of son Lutfy and wife Nadila. (ABC)

Tuesday 16 July 2019 8:05AM

UTS, Curtin unis announce reviews over links to surveillance tech used by Chinese Government

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:11
China has used surveillance technology to track and detain ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs.

Two Australian universities are reviewing funding and research approval procedures due to concerns over links to technology that is being used to carry out mass human rights abuses by the Chinese Government in Xinjiang province.

What satellite imagery reveals about Xinjiang’s ‘re-education’ camps and coerced labour

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:08

In September 2018, Australian clothing chain Cotton On sent representatives to Xinjiang in western China to assess a large textile facility in the Korla industrial zone run by the China-based Litai Textile Group. As uncovered by an ABC Four Corners investigation, Cotton On subcontracts Litai Textile to supply it with yarn.

Australian universities collaborated with surveillance app and racial profiling tech developers linked to China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:02

Two Australian universities are reeling from an explosive Four Corners documentary aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday, which accused them of links to technology used by the Chinese government in its human rights abuses of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang.

Government needs to help detained Australians in Xinjiang

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:54
A still frame from a video about Uyghur children in orphanage in Chinese propaganda video.  

By CJ Werleman
uly 16, 2019 — 12.05pm

As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:02
Khotan night market, 2017.  Photo: Carsten ten Brink, flickr

From the expansive dunes of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan, Chinese authorities are selling troubled Xinjiang as a tourist idyll, welcoming travellers even as they send locals to internment camps.

Axis of Shame: Human Rights Foes Support China’s Xinjiang Camps

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:55

At the United Nations, 22 countries sign a letter condemning the CCP transformations through education camps, 37 answer praising China’s “remarkable achievements” in human rights.

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:52

Last week, two coalitions sent competing letters to the UN Human Rights Council criticizing or backing China’s Xinjiang policies.

China’s Uighur Persecution: Ethnic Diversity Is a Challenge to Beijing

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:51

Uighurs are a Turkic people native to Central and East Asia and one of the 55 ethnic minorities officially recognized by the government of China. Over 11 million Uighurs live in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the northwest of China, making up around 45% of the local population. The majority of Uighurs practice Sunni Islam.


Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:48

Words: Peter T. Charles
Pictures: Wikimedia Commons
Date: July 15th, 2019