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Nov 13, 2019

The panel will be a discussion on comparing Taiwan and China’s use of technology to achieve different political objectives.

In this instance, Hikvision's analytics only tracked "ethnic minority", with no explicit mention of Uyghurs.
Nov 12, 2019

Hikvision has marketed an AI camera that automatically identifies Uyghurs, on its China website, only covering it up days ago after IPVM questioned them on it.

Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Kashgar
Nov 12, 2019

The World Bank will reduce the scope of a project in China’s Xinjiang region and supervise the work more closely after a fact-finding review spurred by concern that the lender’s funds might be used to support the nation’s crackdown on minority Muslim Uighurs.

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
Nov 12, 2019

The decision came after allegations, which the bank could not substantiate, that its money was being used to fund Muslim internment camps.

Fourth-year student Misran Dolan is studying Uyghur culture through the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab in UVA’s Democracy Initiative. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
Nov 12, 2019

If you ask fourth-year University of Virginia student Misran Dolan what UVA’s Democracy Initiative means to him, he might point you to sporadic messages from his extended family.

Uyghur singer Aynur Ashmajy says the oral history is a way to be a "voice for the voiceless".  ABC News: Sean Mantesso
Nov 12, 2019

On a rainy evening in Melbourne, the Collingwood Town Hall comes alive with a whirl of colour.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Nov 12, 2019

The fate of the ethnic minority community known as the Uighurs in Western China isn't just gaining awareness as a humanitarian crisis — it's also gaining urgency as a potential supply chain risk.

Nov 8, 2019

When Trump administration officials announced on October 7 that they were banning some of China’s most feted artificial intelligence and surveillance companies from buying US technology, the move caught Chinese policymakers off guard.

Nov 8, 2019

Uighur activists and experts expressed optimism about the U.S. position on the ongoing plight of Uighurs in China and abroad, following a statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


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