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Jul 3, 2019

As part of the Chinese government’s response to international criticism of its mass detention program in Xinjiang, authorities have defended the internment camps as legal “vocational training” facilities designed to combat religious extremism.

Jul 3, 2019

Turkey recognises the fact that the people of China’s Xinjiang lead happy lives, Chinese state media on Tuesday cited Turkish President Tayip Erdogan as saying, a region where China has been running a controversial de-radicalisation scheme.

Image: Nico Teitel
Jul 3, 2019

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.

Jul 3, 2019

Border authorities routinely install the app on the phones of people entering the Xinjiang region by land from Central Asia, gathering personal data and scanning for material considered objectionable.

 The Irkeshtam border is China’s most westerly border and is used by traders and tourists, some following the historic Silk Road. Photograph: Luo Yang/Xinhua
Jul 3, 2019

Software extracts emails, texts and contacts and could be used to track movements

Adrian Zenz, an independent German researcher speaks at a hearing in Washington DC on 26 Spt, 2018. Photo: RFA
Jul 2, 2019

While China has gone to great lengths to paint its internment camps in Xinjiang as humane “boarding schools”, a researcher has found abundant evidence to refute the propaganda claims from the government’s own documents.

Screengrab of video that shows Aishe, second from left, following along with her classmates in a classroom in an unknown location in Western China's Xinjiang region.
Jul 2, 2019

Qelbinur never dreamed that the last link she’d have to her 6-year-old daughter would be a short video on WhatsApp.

An exiled advocate for Uighur, Rabiye Kadeer, in Osaka, Japan. June 28, 2019. Photo: RFA
Jul 2, 2019

Rebiya Kadeer said strong world pressure was essential to free an estimated one million people, mostly ethnic Uighurs, held in internment camps in western China

Jul 2, 2019

Adorned with bright smiles and clothed in colorful garb, Uighur Muslims held in political reeducation camps flash across the screen as they sing and dance triumphantly to the words that President Xi Jinping wrote just for them. 

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