September 2020

US House passes bill to force companies to disclose Xinjiang-sourced materials

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 23:41
Vote totals for Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act are displayed as the bill passes on Wednesday. Photo: US House of Representatives

‘We are not sympathetic to the fact that investors may lose money if in fact we stop slavery,’ says a Democratic congresswoman. By Owen Churchill

Uyghur Welfare Recipients Barred From Prayer in New Restriction on Religion

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 23:35
Jama Mosque adorned with China's flag and propaganda banners that read 'Love the Party, Love the Country' in Kashgar prefecture's Kargilik county, in an undated photo.

The ban joins similar restrictions on religious observance by Uyghurs under the age of 65, with those breaking the rules sent to Xinjiang's vast network of re-education camps.

How NYC Students Are Fighting for Uyghur Muslims

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 23:33

It is not uncommon to see posts on Instagram and other social media platforms concerning the Uyghur Muslims, but many still do not know a lot about them. By Fabliha Hussain

Turkey urges China to allow Uyghurs to contribute to its prosperity

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 23:30

China’s practices and policies toward Uyghurs and Muslims in Xinjiang has always been part of Ankara’s agenda, Turkey’s ruling party spokesman Omer Celik said yesterday.

Global groups opposing Chinese Communist Party rule stage the largest ever joint, cross-movement action

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 08:59

Activists demand governments take immediate action against the Chinese Communist Party on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Uyghur Genocide

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:16

“China had been saying that all minorities in the country were happy and lived in harmony. This was proving the contrary.” By Omer Kanat

Uighurs could be allowed to seek genocide ruling against China in UK

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:12
Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate in London on Jan 30, 2020. Photo: RFA

Exclusive: MPs and peers aim to grant minorities in China the right to petition British courts. By Patrick Wintour

Anger as Xi Jinping Doubles Down on Repressive Xinjiang Policies

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:07
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.

Hardline speech "shows that Xi has supported these atrocious policies from the beginning," says researcher Adrian Zenz.

Turkey: China's Uighur policy on Ankara’s agenda

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:06
Ömer Çelik. 19 May 2015, Photo: Sakhalinio

Ankara respects China fighting terror but distinction between terrorists, innocents needs to be made, says Omer Celik. By Mumin Altas

U.S. moves could ban cotton products, other imports from China’s Xinjiang region

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:56

Government takes aim at minority repression, forced labor practices. By Jennifer Marks
Washington – Congress has taken a first step toward banning imports from factories in the Xinjiang region of China, and U.S. Customs is moving on specific cotton products and other categories.

The bipartisan bill targets goods made with forced labor from detained Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in China. It passed handily by a vote of 406-3. The bill would have to be approved by the Senate, then signed into law by President Trump to take effect.