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Uyghurs protesting against Chinese re-education camps in front of Parliament House in Adelaide this year. Tracey Nearmy/AAP
Jul 25, 2018

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies their existence. But extensive reporting by international media and human rights groups indicates that upwards of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs – a Muslim-minority ethnic group – have been detained in sprawling “re-education” centres in the far-western Xinjiang region of China.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Jul 24, 2018

Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve.

A 20-year-old Uyghur man poses in an Urumqi mosque.
Jul 23, 2018

China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region has garnered increased attention in recent months, due to Beijing’s policy of mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in ‘political re-education centres’.

A woman and child walk past a building in Xinjiang
Jul 20, 2018

China has been separating families on a far larger scale as part of a crackdown against ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang. We speak to Omer Kanat from the World Uighur Congress. We have a report from Russia on apollution scandal that has engulfed the city of Chelyabinsk in the country's Ural region.

Uyghurs in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Jul 12, 2018

A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

An ethnic Uyghur woman on crutches protests in front of a line of paramilitary police in Urumchi, in China's Xinjiang region, July 7, 2009.
Jul 5, 2018

Tursun Izchi, who was injured in the Chinese military crackdown on Uyghurs amid ethnic unrest in Urumchi, recalls events on the ninth anniversary.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. (Thomas Peter / Pool Photo via AP)
Jul 3, 2018

We should pay more attention to Beijing’s repressive actions.

Jun 21, 2018

96th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Jun 21, 2018

In China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of "re-education" camps where over 200,000 "suspects" are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.


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