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Dec 30, 2019

The Communist Party wants to remold Xinjiang’s minorities into loyal blue-collar workers to supply Chinese factories with cheap labor.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Dec 27, 2019

When it comes to helping the predominately Muslim Uighurs of China, the world has been inexcusably silent — including both the West and Muslim-majority countries.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Co-Chairs CECC Hearing Highlighting Chinese Government Atrocities in Xinjiang on Oct 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Lawmakers aim to pass veto-proof legislation in 2020 that would punish China over its treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Dec 27, 2019

China wants to put an end to any local ethnic and religious diversity and is pursuing an assimilation policy. The Uyghurs live under a quasi-total discriminatory environment that includes religious restrictions, economic exclusion, imprisonment and absolute prohibition of any reaction. In some cases, the punishment is a death sentence.

Former Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (L) at the University of Paris in an undated photo. Photo: Nury Teyip
Dec 27, 2019

UN human rights experts* have expressed alarm at the situation of Mr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a Chinese academic of Uyghur origin and former president of Xinjiang University, who is in detention at an unknown location in China. 

Dec 27, 2019

In the United States, targeting minorities means political pushback; in China, no such discussion is allowed

Splendor and Surveillance (Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China) . Kilian Evang Taken on July 21, 2014
Dec 27, 2019

Eavesdropping bureaucrats have been replaced by algorithm-driven facial recognition technology. But the real impact of indiscriminate surveillance may be in our minds.

By Gerard Barrau - DSC00970.JPG, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36027778
Dec 27, 2019

The NZ Foundation Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR) stands with Rugby League / Union great, Sonny Bill Williams in condemning the treatment of Uyghurs by the Chinese Government.

The Malaysian tourists were arrested upon leaving the mosque in Xinjiang [Facebook]
Dec 27, 2019

A group of Malaysian tourists were arrested for praying inside a Uighur mosque in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang without a 'license', World of Buzz revealed on Thursday.

Indonesian protesters, many carrying flags and signs, chant slogans as they march outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta to protest the treatment of Uyghurs, the minority Muslim group living in Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region, Dec. 27, 2019.   Arie Firdaus/BenarNews
Dec 27, 2019

More than a thousand Muslims marched to the heavily guarded Chinese Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Friday to protest China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims.

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