September 2019

China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing’s Arsenal of Repression

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:44
vCredit: Illustration by Catherine Putz

Part of the station’s mission is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party.

Exclusive: China On The Offensive About Xinjiang — Raises Issue At U.N.

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:40

Today at the United Nations Security Council in New York, the situation of Uyghurs in Xinjiang was debated publicly during a meeting on the cooperation between the U.N. and regional organizations in countering terrorist threats.

Report: Malaysian envoy expressed concerns about China’s treatment of Uighurs in leaked report

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:29

An unnamed diplomat reported his misgivings about China’s “re-education” centres for its Uighur Muslim minority to Putrajaya but the findings were allegedly buried to preserve ties with the superpower, the New York Times asserted today.

Uyghur Exile Safely Returns to Turkey After Facing Deportation to China From Moroccan Authorities

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:21
Ablikim Abla's Chinese passport, which displays his name as Abula Abulikemu.

Ablikim Abla was held for three days in the airport in Casablanca while en route to Germany.

Canadian went to China to debunk reports of anti-Muslim repression, but was 'shocked' by treatment of Uyghurs

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:20
Video grab of a dorm room for “students” at a “vocational-training centre” for Uyghurs in Aksu, Xinjiang province, China.Olsi Jazexhi

In a strange tale of propaganda gone wrong, Olsi Jazexhi was stunned during a stage-managed tour for journalists by the 'concentration camps' he was taken to

While China harvests human organs from its persecuted minorities, Britain is staying silent to protect free trade

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:18
Special organ transplant channel in the Kashgar Airport (Xinjiang).  Apparently Kashgar is a busy place for organ transplants involving English speakers.

Chinese camps containing more than one million Uighurs in the Xinjiang province are viewed as mass ‘organ banks’, where medics inspect the toll of dead prisoners and help themselves to useful parts from murdered human beings

China’s repression of Islam is spreading beyond Xinjiang

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:14
Like many mosques, the Huayuanjie mosque in downtown Zhengzhou, Henan, is now monitored around the clock through a network of surveillance cameras installed last year by the local public security bureau. Emily Feng/NPR

Millions more Muslims are being targeted by the Communist Party

'Afraid We Will Become The Next Xinjiang': China's Hui Muslims Face Crackdown

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:12
Chinese-style tile has replaced the domes and domed minarets of the Hongsibao Mosque in China's Ningxia region. Ningxia is home to a large concentration of Hui Muslims, who have long prided themselves on assimilation but are under increasing scrutiny by Chinese authorities. Emily Feng/NPR

Gold-domed mosques and gleaming minarets once broke the monotony of the Ningxia region's vast scrubland every few miles.

Ethnic Kazaks Flee Chinese Crackdown

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:09
Serikzhan Bilash, a prominent Kazakh human rights activist and advocate for ethnic Kazakhs and other minorities held in detention camps in China’s Xinjiang Region,   attends a hearing in Nur-Sultant on June 7. Photo: RFE/RL

More than 1,000 families returned to Kazakstan in the first six months of this year.

Inhofe, Reed Send Letter Holding Chinese Government Accountable for Religious Persecution

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 19:01
 Jim Inhofe official portrait, 2018. United States Senate Photography

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Trump Administration to continue to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for religious persecution and human rights violations perpetrated against the people of China.