August 2020

Washington, New York Protesters Call for Recognition of Uighur Abuses as Genocide

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:36
Uighur protesters march in solidarity with their Xinjiang community in front of the U.N. headquarters in New York, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Salih Hudayar)

Dozens of people in Washington and New York City took to the streets Friday afternoon, calling on the U.S. government, the United Nations and countries around the world to do more than condemn the violence against Uighurs, and recognize China’s policies in the northwest region of Xinjiang as a genocide. By Asim Kashgarian

Letter to Chinese State Leadership Regarding Human Rights Violations against Muslim and Turkic Peoples in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:34
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in 2016. WIKIPEDIA

We write on behalf of the New York City Bar Association to express our grave concern regarding the treatment of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Hui and other Muslim and Turkic peoples in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Sean R. Roberts on China’s War on the Uyghurs

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:28

The Chinese Communist Party is “essentially waging a war against a portion of its own population (the Uyghur people), not as an ‘enemy,’ but as a ‘threat’ to society at large.” By Catherine Putz

In China’s Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:14

The government in China’s far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including spraying detainees with acidic disinfectant, physically locking residents in homes, imposing strict quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply. By Dake Kang

Why are US companies buying tech from Chinese firms that spy on Muslims?

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 23:09

Amazon and IBM get Covid screening systems from companies that use their technology to oppress minority groups. By Darren Byler

Human Rights Groups Call on US for Regional Ban on Imports from China Made with Uyghur Forced Labor

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 08:23

Groups file petition with Customs and Border Protection for a regional Withhold Release Order on cotton products from the Xinjiang Region

Former Detainees in Kashgar Draw Low Salaries, Forfeit Half of Wages to Old Internment Camps

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 18:46
Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Ten former internees, some of whom had successful businesses, now make half of what their coworkers earn.

China's European charm offensive disrupted by activists

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 18:01
People gather to protest against Wang Yi’s visit to Norway in Oslo on Thursday. Photograph: RFA

Protests against treatment of Hongkongers and Uighurs accompany foreign minister’s continental visit. By Patrick Wintour

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews slams ‘totalitarian’ China in secret Zoom call

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 17:52
 U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.

A senior Liberal MP has been recorded slamming “totalitarian” China and its “egregious” human rights abuses in a private Zoom call. By Frank Chung