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Sep 4, 2018

As a nation that has a long history with Islam, China should respect the rights of moderate Muslims to worship

Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang
Sep 4, 2018

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, hit back after reports of more than a million Uyghurs being held in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang were deemed “credible” by a United Nations human-rights panel last month.

Sep 4, 2018

Over the past week, several reports were published in the US about the mass internment of Uighurs of East Turkestan, which started at about the beginning of last year.

Xinjiang, where a reported 1m Uighurs and other Chinese Muslims are being held in extrajudicial camps, is the centrepiece of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative © Getty
Aug 28, 2018

If governments will not act, there is more the corporate sector could do

 Protesters denounce China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, July 2018. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Rex/Shutterstock
Aug 28, 2018

Megha Rajagopalan has joined the list of ousted reporters who fail to ‘reflect the will of the party’

Aug 24, 2018

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.

Aug 24, 2018

As Beijing steps up its efforts to strip Taiwan of its diplomatic allies and bolster its “one China” claims, the government should be speaking out more forcefully to remind the world just what Beijing’s vision of a unified China has meant for the millions of Tibetans, Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic minorities, as well as Chinese Christians, and therefore, what it could mean for 23 million Taiwanese.

Uyghur men drink tea in the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, March 2017	(Thomas Peter/Reuters)
Aug 24, 2018

It is the secrecy that makes whatever is happening in Xinjiang so sinister. The silence of the Xi Jinping regime is broken only by euphemism, which raises suspicions that something epochal, horrible is going on.

Paramilitary police patrol a Uighur neighborhood in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China, in July 2009. | BLOOMBERG NEWS
Aug 20, 2018

BY KUNI MIYAKE
AUG 20, 2018

Dear comrades in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China,

: A Uighur woman shops at a bazaar in Xinjiang (AFP)
Aug 20, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people have reportedly been detained in Nazi-style concentration camps, where they are tortured and forced to denounce Islam

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