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Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account
Jul 29, 2020

In the most comprehensive accounting of Beijing’s Xinjiang-related disinformation efforts to date, the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington-based NGO, launched a report yesterday on how the Chinese Communist Party has worked to stall international action on its actions in the autonomous region, which a growing chorus of observers describes as a genocide. By Jimmy Quinn

General Audience with Pope Francis. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk
Jul 29, 2020

A pope dedicated to human rights has said nothing on China, thanks to a secret deal with Beijing. By Benedict Rogers

Uyghurs demonstrate in Munich, Germany on Oct 2, 2017. Photo RFA
Jul 29, 2020

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has spoken out over the “egregious” and “brutal” treatment of Uyghur and other minority communities in north-western China. By AJN STAFF

Irwin Cotler, who was a Liberal MP from 1999 to 2015, says it is important that likeminded countries act in partnership to counteract the bullying of the Chinese government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Jul 29, 2020

'There's pretty strong proof and testimony that there have been acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghur people,' says NDP MP Heather McPherson. By Neil Moss

 Uyghur Kids in the old town of Hotan, Xinjiang. 20 August 2009, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dperstin/
Jul 29, 2020

As new evidence emerges of the Chinese government’s forcible sterilization of Uyghur women, communities around the world are sure to recognize elements of a familiar pattern. By Lisa Reinsberg

Jul 29, 2020

China has been carrying out propaganda that it cares for its minority communities, putting forth this perspective at various international forums, such as the United Nations Human Rights Council and the council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group, and in white papers issued periodically. By Jianli Yang and Lianchao Han

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Jul 28, 2020

Every country spies. And many countries — including the U.S. — use their diplomatic outposts to do it. But for years, China has used its embassies and consulates to do far more than that. By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020.
Jul 28, 2020

Infections in the province grow daily, with concerns that any cases inside Uighur internment camps may never be made public. By Helen Davidson

Jul 28, 2020

Adalet Rahim has been living with the recent knowledge that her mother-in-law was tortured before she died in a detention camp in China’s far-western Xinjiang region back in 2018. By Amira Elghawaby

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Jul 28, 2020

China has imprisoned millions of Uighur Muslims in concentration camps. Here’s what the Trump administration could do right now to help stop it. By Alex Ward

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