December 2019

Visit Xinjiang ourselves? Stop playing propaganda with Uighurs, Malaysian Muslim youth group tells Beijing

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 19:24
ABIM president Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said the Xinjiang minority Muslim community were widely known to be under Chinese persecution and faced atrocities that had been well documented by recognised international bodies. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

The Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (Abim) today called on the Chinese government to stop “playing with political propaganda” concerning the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang by inviting Malaysians to visit the province.

Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo to raise Uygur issue with Beijing’s allies on upcoming Central Asian tour

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 19:11
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses reporters at a press availability at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, in New York City, NY, on May 31, 2018. Photo: GPA Photo Archive

US secretary of state will bring up China’s mass internment of Muslim ethnic minorities with his central Asian counterparts during January trip

Malaysia Appoints University Institute to Probe China’s Alleged Abuses Against Uyghurs

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 19:04
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo (right) meets with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, in Singapore, Singapore, August 3, 2018. [State Department Photo / Public Domain] pHoto: U.S. Department of State from United States

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah: “We want to ensure the truth behind each and every report [about Xinjiang].”

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:59
At a school on the outskirts of Istanbul, Uighur child refugees from China study their language and culture At a school on the outskirts of Istanbul, Uighur child refugees from China study their language and culture (AFP Photo/Ozan KOSE)

The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.

Xinjiang’s Descent Into Darkness

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:50
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

The suffering of Uighurs caught global attention this year—but the Chinese authorities weren’t moved.

Malaysia not to extradite Uighurs seeking asylum

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 18:42

Oppression against Muslims worldwide, including Uighurs, must be acknowledged, says Malaysian premier

Indonesia Is Not Silent On Uighur: Foreign Minister

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 18:37
Indonesian protesters, many carrying flags and signs, chant slogans as they march outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta to protest the treatment of Uyghurs, the minority Muslim group living in Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region, Dec. 27, 2019.  Photo:  Arie Firdaus/BenarNews

Indonesia has been actively communicating with China on Uighur issues to raise concern about freedom of religion among the Muslim-majority ethnic group in China's westernmost Xinjiang province, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday.

Chinese state 'likely' linked to cyber spies targeting human rights workers

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 18:34
The report was compiled by cyber security company Secureworks

Sky News exclusively reveals evidence of collusion between an espionage group's activities and China's government.

In China’s Crackdown on Muslims, Children Have Not Been Spared

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 18:26
Children leaving school in Hotan, China, this month. Beijing has used schools in the city and across the region of Xinjiang to indoctrinate Uighur children.Credit...Giulia Marchi for The New York Times

In Xinjiang the authorities have separated nearly half a million children from their families, aiming to instill loyalty to China and the Communist Party.

Business as Usual with Beijing as Uyghurs Languish in “Education Camps”

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 18:12

As hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz continue to be imprisoned in so-called “education camps” in the People’s Republic of China, governments around the world continue to interact with Beijing....