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Visitors checked out the latest in surveillance technology at the 16th China Public Security Expo in Shenzhen, China. The expo ran from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. PHOTO: DAN STRUMPF
Nov 6, 2017

Companies vie to revolutionize ‘Big Brother’ surveillance with AI to read your mood and trawl your life

A document urging Xinjiang residents to turn in 'two-faced' Uyghur officials is shown in an undated photo.
Nov 3, 2017

The move appears aimed at Uyghur government workers who fail to uphold Chinese policies in the politically sensitive region.

Uyghur musician and singer Abdurehim Heyit is shown in a screen grab from a YouTube video.
Nov 3, 2017

Abdurehim Heyit may have been arrested for performing a song previously cleared by Chinese censors but that has come under scrutiny during the harsh crackdown in Xinjiang.

Nov 2, 2017

During his visit to China, Trump should demand the release of the Panchen Lama and Gulmira Imin.

Chinese troops are shown on patrol in Xinjiang in a file photo.
Nov 1, 2017

Ethnic Kazakhs are being detained for 're-education' on the strength of photos showing them with a Kazakhstan politician.

Photo: Abdurehim Heyit/YouTube screenshot
Nov 1, 2017

One of the most popular and influential Uyghur singers, Abdurehim Heyit, has now been detained and held without formal charge in the regional capital, Urumchi.

Nov 1, 2017

A Canadian imprisoned in China for more than a decade had his life sentenced reduced because he took part in a re-education program, a top Chinese Communist party official said Tuesday.

Uighurs have culturally little in common with the Han Chinese. (Author's own image)
Nov 1, 2017

But even if the checkpoints were built to improve safety, the Chinese don’t care about the safety of Uighurs, but only about the safety of the Chinese settlers

Huseyin Celil and one of his youngest children in a photo taken shortly before his arrest in 2006.
Nov 1, 2017

A senior Chinese official is defending the imprisonment of Uyghur-Canadian dissident Huseyin Celil, calling him a separatist, and saying Beijing's continuing crackdown against the Uyghur minority is necessary to fight extremism.

New media platforms have challenged state-owned outlets and disrupted the once-centralised pipeline for news © Getty
Nov 1, 2017

Clampdown on private platforms drawing readers away from state-run counterparts

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