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Oct 21, 2019

Himit Kari had openly criticized the policies he enforced at a friend’s gathering early this year.

A photograph of the League of Legends World Championship 2017 Finals – between SKT T1 and Samsung Galaxy – held in the Beijing National Stadium, China. 9 November 2017, 02:22:26. Photo: Richard Ye
Oct 21, 2019

Video games within China have long been subject to censorship. Now gamers are wondering if terms deemed politically sensitive in China are also being filtered out for players in other regions—thanks to the reach of Chinese tech giant Tencent, the world’s largest video game publisher.

Oct 21, 2019

League of Legends is facing a backlash after players discovered its online chat system censored the term "Uighur".

Oct 21, 2019

Net income for September quarter rose 17 per cent to 3.81 billion yuan against total revenue of 15.92 billion yuan

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Oct 21, 2019

Among Arabian Gulf monarchies, Qatar is alone in refusing to defend China’s human rights record in Xinjiang. By taking a stand that it views as a matter of principle, Qatar is further demonstrating the extent to which certain values and ideas shape its foreign policy and the emirate’s keenness to avoid aligning with Saudi Arabia on international major issues.

Oct 21, 2019

Uyghur-Americans face regular threats from the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. soil and the fear of having their families imprisoned in a concentration camp, Nury Turkel, a Uyghur-American attorney, told Congress on Thursday.

Oct 21, 2019

A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in northwestern China (Xinjiang/East Turkestan). Panelists will focus on the history of the Uyghur community, ethnicity and religion in China, international relations, and human rights advocacy.

Mihrigul Tursun testifies at the US congress. Screen grab from  Congressional-Executive Commission on China video
Oct 21, 2019

Sitting in a hearing room in Congress, in a gray plaid hijab, her dark blond hair poking out, Mihrigul Tursun begins to cry. She is there to share the plight of her fellow Uighurs in Xinjiang.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
Oct 21, 2019

Repression in the north-western region takes many forms. They all deserve scrutiny

Abduweli Ayup. Photo: Twitter @AbduwelA
Oct 18, 2019

Abduweli Ayup was arrested in Kashgar in August 2013 by the economic investigation team of Tianshan District, Ürümqi City and accused of false funding and illegally raising funds for his proposed schools, which promoted Uyghur language.

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