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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

 Chinese police watch as Muslims exit a mosque in Kashgar, China, June 26, 2017. Photo: johannes eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Aug 10, 2018

The suppression of the Uyghurs deserves the world’s attention.

The western province has become a police state.  Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Aug 8, 2018

A seething and repressed Xinjiang can’t become a hub for trade.

Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Themba Hadebe/AP)
Aug 3, 2018

If ethnic cleansing takes place in China and nobody is able to hear it, does it make a sound? That’s what millions of Muslims inside the People’s Republic are asking as they watch the Chinese government expand a network of internment camps and systematic human rights abuses designed to stamp out their peoples’ religion and culture.

Jun 26, 2018

In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported. 

Jun 11, 2018

China tightening its grip on the Uighur minority is highly condemnable as they have been subjected to a steady erosion of their right to practise their beliefs

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.
Jun 11, 2018

There are 10-11 million native Uyghur Turks living in China’s western-most Xinjiang province. But as many as 1 million of those are believed to be interred in “re-education camps”.

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