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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. 

Screeshoy from VICE on HBO from Isobel Yeung
Jul 2, 2019

“Break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins.” That’s a quote from a Chinese government document on how to deal with the Uighur Muslim population of Xinjiang province.

Taklimakan magazine
Jul 2, 2019

The plight of Uighurs is object of an unspoken policy of censorship.

Jul 2, 2019

Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan president-in-exile says Tibetans are being held in camps similar to the Muslim Uyghur camps in Xinjiang.

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., said the United States should stop "enabling China's techno-totalitarianism." File Photo courtesy of Congress
Jul 2, 2019

The United States should more strictly regulate sales of U.S. surveillance technology to China when it is used to spy on Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, Rep. Mike Gallagher and human rights experts warned.

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