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Mar 15, 2019

It has become accepted Washington doctrine that, when it comes to foreign policy, the splits between the parties (and within them) are too wide to bridge.

Feb 25, 2019

AT A minimum, the minority Muslim Uighur population of Xinjiang province in China is about 11 million people, and probably significantly higher.

Feb 25, 2019

China is a leading oppressor of Muslims, so it should come as no surprise that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia — the kingdom that views itself as defender of the Islamic faith — would visit Beijing to deliver a stern rebuke.

Rukiye Turdush, a former president of the Uyghur Canadian Society, was invited to give a presentation on the ongoing persecution of Uyghur Muslims at McMaster on Feb. 11. She said her presentation was interrupted by several Chinese students in the audience, one of them filming her, with another yelling at her before storming out of the room. - SUPPLIED PHOTO
Feb 22, 2019

No matter how powerful the Chinese government may be, however, they will never succeed. Uighurs both inside China and abroad will continue to stand up for their rights and their identity as a people. But this task will become far more difficult if most of the world continues to stand by and let these crimes occur.

A re-education camp, officially known as vocational education and training centre, on the outskirts of Turpan City, Xinjiang.
Feb 20, 2019

It is now beyond doubt that China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uighur population in its far north-western province of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in a system of “re-education” centres.

Feb 20, 2019

The sun rises. President Trump brags. And Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shams.

Feb 19, 2019

Under “terrorist” legislation in Xinjiang, anyone can be arrested for anything — for expressing an allegiance to Uighur culture, for example, or for reading the Koran. Once inside the “re-education” camps, arrestees are forced to speak in Mandarin Chinese and made to recite praises of the Communist Party.

Feb 12, 2019

On 22 January, the innocuously-named ‘Frontier Support Group’ (FSG) announced plans to open a ‘training centre’ in Xinjiang, where approximately one million people are currently being held in concentration camps (Shepherd 2019). This announcement highlights a vital and underexplored element in the story of Xinjiang’s camps—the role of private paramilitary companies and transnational circulations.

Jan 21, 2019

Indonesia has earned the deep gratitude of Uyghurs around the world. I add my heartfelt thanks for the compassion that Indonesians have shown for the suffering of my people.

Jan 17, 2019

In 2017, China began to construct a huge network of detention camps in its northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Over a million indigenous Uyghur and Kazakhs are currently detained without trial.

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