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Rashida Dawut in an undated photo.
Mar 25, 2020

The popular vocalist was handed 15 years in a secret trial last year, sources said.

A slogan on an internment camp wall in Shache reads, “Resolutely implement the strategy for governing Xinjiang, especially the overall goal of social stability and enduring peace and constancy, created by the CCP Central Committee with Xi Jinping at the core.”
Mar 25, 2020

Photos and testimonies from residents in Xinjiang’s Kashi prefecture expose details of facilities used by the CCP to detain millions of innocent people.

Mar 25, 2020

A leading Taiwanese think tank has alleged that China could be hiding its new coronavirus cases by forcing Uyghurs from camps in Xinjiang to work in factories across the country. Further, it is alleged that cluster infections are still prevalent in major Chinese cities

Mar 25, 2020

In March 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published a report Uyghurs for sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang, which identified 83 foreign and Chinese companies as allegedly directly or indirectly benefiting from the use of Uyghur workers outside Xinjiang through potentially abusive labour transfer programs. 

	China's Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai listens to a question from international news media journalists at the 23rd Session of the U.S. China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) press conference at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The JCCT holds high-level plenary meetings on an annual basis to review progress made by working groups that focus on a wide variety of trade issues. These working groups meet throughout the year to address topics such a
Mar 23, 2020

In a rare interview, China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told "Axios on HBO" that he stands by his belief that it's "crazy" to spread rumors about the coronavirus originating from a military laboratory in the United States.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Mar 23, 2020

While the Uyghurs are a predominantly large Muslim Turkish ethnic group with a distinct culture, their presence in China (heavily concentrated in Xinjiang) has been admonished in this present day and age. Ethnic Uyghurs remain targeted for surveillance and control tactics.

Uyghur from Hotan are forcefully transferred to China to work in factories
Mar 23, 2020

There should be no place for forced labor or goods produced with forced labor in the U.S.

Mar 20, 2020

In Xinjiang, China has started a massive crackdown on Uighur Muslims and is using high-tech tools developed in Silicon Valley to assist its efforts.

Mar 20, 2020

Earlier this month a U.S.-based labor rights group reported French casualwear brand Lacoste was producing gloves in a Chinese detention camp.

Mar 20, 2020

It’s crucial for our health and safety that the United States push back against the Chinese government’s efforts to rewrite the history of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s also crucial we don’t fuel racism or stigmatize Chinese citizens or Chinese Americans while doing so. The key to accomplishing both goals is to separate the way we talk about the Chinese people from the way we talk about their rulers in Beijing.

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