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Since 2017, over a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims have been interned in what experts are now calling concentration camps. (Photo: Carsten ten Brink/ Flickr)
Dec 6, 2018

In the Uighur-Australian communities of Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne, almost everyone can tell you a story of losing contact with family members in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, known as East Turkistan to the Uighur people.

Uyghurs demonstrate in front of UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 6, 2018
Nov 29, 2018

China’s draconian campaign against its Uyghur population in the western Xinjiang Province violates human rights and has failed in its objective to curb Islamic extremism. This policy blunder on the part of Beijing has provided a self-fulfilling prophecy of fueling violence, dealing a setback to the war on terror.

Illustration by Tricia Lim
Nov 29, 2018

Recently, there has been growing media coverage about the treatment of the Uyghur people by the government of China. The Uyghurs are an ethnically Turkic people. Their nation, the Republic of East Turkestan, was annexed in 1949 and is now known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

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Nov 28, 2018

During his visit to Beijing in mid-November, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas publicly discussed the situation in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang.

An unaccountable modern-day mogul, wielding limitless power.’ Xi Jinping at last week’s Apec summit in Port Moresby. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA
Nov 26, 2018

Xi Jinping wields a level of social control not seen since Mao, posing a direct threat to democratic values worldwide

Nov 26, 2018

CHINA CONTINUES to see the uproar over its creation of concentration camps holding as many as 1 million ethnic Uighurs and others as a public-relations problem. In recent days, the government issued another white paper claiming it is protecting religious freedom and culture in the autonomous northwestern province of Xinjiang, despite evidence that it has corralled much of the Muslim population into spartan camps for forced brainwashing.

Nov 13, 2018

Congressional attention has turned to the Orwellian plight facing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority in Xinjiang, in Northwest China. The Chinese state has incarcerated approximately one million Muslims in Xinjiang in “political education” camps for offenses as minor as having a beard.

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.   Photo provided by an RFA listener
Nov 12, 2018

Maya Wang writes that the Chinese government’s religious restrictions are now so stringent that it has effectively outlawed the practice of Islam.

Xi Jinping, president of China. Xinhua
Nov 8, 2018

Xi Jinping has somehow escapted attention for his role despite being the mastermind behind China's cultural genocide of the Uyghur people.

Nov 8, 2018

The prime minister must swiftly condemn China on its mass detention of minority groups if her UN speech talking up the virtues of kindness and justice is to hold credibility, writes Newshub’s Rebecca Watson

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