December 2019

The China Cables: Disrupting Beijing's Xinjiang narrative

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 20:08

Unprecedented leak of Chinese documents reveals the extent of camps in Xinjiang. Plus, the spyware hacking journalists.

Is China Committing Cultural Genocide of Uighur Muslims?

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 20:02

China has reportedly locked up more than a million Uighur Muslims in so-called reeducation camps. 

'No rights, no games': IOC pressured to relocate China Olympics

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:58

Groups supporting China's Uighur minority have called on the International Olympic Committee to find a new location for the 2022 Winter Olympics, unless China improves its human rights record.

US: China Targets Uighur Mosques to Eradicate Minority's Faith

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:55
A demolished mosque is seen in Kashgar city, in China's northwest Xinjiang province. (Photo courtesy of Bahram Sintash)

A U.S. State Department official accused China of attempting to erase the Muslim identity of Uighurs by seeking to demolish or close places of worship in Xinjiang in northwest China.

BCI ditches Chinese partner with prison labour links

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:53

An investigation by Apparel Insider has found that the world’s largest and fastest growing cotton standard, the Better Cotton Initiative, for several years used a key Chinese Implementing Partner which is part of an entity widely described as a ‘quasi-military organisation’ with deeply ingrained links to forced and prison labour.

China Uyghur Analytic Projects Require Intel And NVIDIA, Intel Condemns, NVIDIA Silent

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:51

At least 8 PRC China police projects require NVIDIA and Intel chips to power their Uyghur-detecting analytics, according to procurement documents found by IPVM.

What can the Muslim world do to save the Uighurs and Islam in China?

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:49

Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25, I was in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. Invited by the State Council Information Office of China and Xinjiang, I was part of a group of journalists who were sent to visit three major cities: Urumqi, Aksu, and Kashgar.

Former head of Xinjiang jailed for life over graft

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:36
Nur Bekri

One of China's highest-ranking Uighur officials and the former head of the troubled northwest Xinjiang region was sentenced Monday to life in prison over graft charges, a court said.

The West can’t ignore China’s Xinjiang atrocities

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:32
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

This month’s huge document dump has exposed the truth about China’s concentration camps in Xinjiang province.

The Guardian view on China, Hong Kong and Xinjiang: will the truth hurt?

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 19:31

It has been a bad week for Beijing, with new support for pro-democracy protesters and detailed evidence of the repression in the north-western region