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Apr 13, 2020

China has sent thousands of Uyghurs to its manufacturing powerhouses at Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangzi and Zhejiang to keep its factories after the lockdown.

Ghoji Abdullahajim Hotan in an undated photo.
Apr 9, 2020

Ghoji Abdullahajim Hotan died Thursday after spending a week on a ventilator, his wife said.

Dr. Nazarova with an interviewee who moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1962. Gulnisa Nazarova
Apr 9, 2020

The lowest point in Sino-Soviet relations began in the late 1960s and continued into the 1980s. Many Uyghurs who migrated to the Soviet Union during this politically charged period recall an atmosphere of extreme Sinophobia in the USSR, which coincided with both their own longings for an independent homeland and a plan to achieve it.

Apr 9, 2020

People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest organized detention of an ethno-religious minority the world has seen since World War II. Since 2017, over one million have been detained.

The Chinese government has allegedly transferred thousands of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities from Xinjiang to factories across the country, implicating global supply chains.
Apr 9, 2020

According to a recent report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), between 2017 and 2019, the Chinese Government facilitated the transfer of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities from Xinjiang to factories in various parts of China. 

Apr 9, 2020

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed outrage over the selection of China for the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Consultative Group.

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Apr 9, 2020

China’s attempts to make the UN a tool for achieving its hegemonic ambition could end up destroying the body from within.

Members of the Uyghur diaspora protest outside of UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on the first day of the Human Rights Council, June 24, 2019.   Photo courtesy of an RFA listener
Apr 8, 2020

Serial rights abuser China is seen as a fox guarding the hen house, while a Chinese activist says the U.N. Human Rights Council is no longer functional.

Apr 8, 2020

As global criticism widens about the alleged forced labor of Uighurs by the Chinese government, several international companies say they are taking measures to ensure their goods from the Xinjiang region are not produced by coercive employment of the minority.

Apr 8, 2020

China now reports close to zero new cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, the one-time epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak.

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