Re-education Camps, Infiltration, Surveillance: China Criticized over Persecution of Uyghur Muslims

The United Nations and human rights groups have accused China's government of setting up massive anti-Muslim "re-education" camps in the northwest Xinjiang province to disappear, jail and brainwash Uyghur Muslims. Some estimates put the population in the camps at up to 2 million. After months of denials, China acknowledged their existence in October, saying they are part of efforts to counter extremism. But Uyghurs say it's a form of collective punishment—and that they live under a high-tech surveillance state designed
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China: RSF calls for the release of award-winning photojournalist

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Lu Guang, an award-winning Chinese photojournalist and US permanent resident who went missing during a trip to Xinjiang on November 3rd. Lu Guang , an acclaimed photojournalist based in New York, went on a trip to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, on October 23rd, where he expected to meet with local photogra
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Exiled Uighurs call for action on China over crackdown

Exiled ethnic Uighur shares accounts of harassment by Chinese authorities and expresses concern for missing family members caught up in sweeping security operations back home.
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China censors US publication focusing on the video surveillance industry

News RSF condemns the Chinese authorities’ decision last Friday to block IP Video Market (IPVM), a US-based website that focuses on the video surveillance industry, after it reported on China’s deployment of surveillance technology in Xinjiang. US website IP Video Market (IPVM) , a Hawaii-based publication created in 2008 that focuses on the video surveillance industry worldwide, was blocked
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Making China great again: Xi Jinping’s troubled nationalist revival

China’s leader points to external enemies but his biggest problems are at home. In September, the Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang stepped on to the stage in a conference centre in Tianjin to address the attendees gathered for the World Economic Forum’s annual China meeting. The offer of reassurance to the Davos crowd may be becoming a habit: Xi Jinping did it in
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Islamic World Mounts Protests Against Xinjiang Crisis

As details and personal accounts continue to emerge from Xinjiang—where up to a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims are being detained in extralegal re-education camps—China
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China: RSF denounces the arrests of four journalists of Xinjiang Daily

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Chinese authorities to release a deputy editor, a head of a subsidiary newspaper, and two directors of the Xinjiang Daily group, who were arrested last month for the absurd reason of being “two-faced.” Police in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region arrested Ilham Weli, Xinjiang Daily’s deputy editor-in-chief; Memtimin Obul and Juret Haji , direct
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Xinjiang Human Rights Crisis Draws Global Condemnation

The Chinese government’s continued denial of the purpose of extralegal re-education camps that are reportedly holding up to one million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang
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China Drafts Restrictions for All Religions

by James M. Dorsey China intends to extend aspects of its crackdown on Islam in the north-western province of Xinjiang to all religions as is evident from the publication of proposed restrictive guidelines for online religious activity. The guidelines, according to… Continue Reading  
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HRW accuses China of systematic rights violations against Uighur Muslims

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is blaming the Chinese government for a “systematic campaign of human rights violations” against Uighur Muslims in northwestern Xinjiang, an autonomous region in the country.
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New Reports Add Detail to Xinjiang Camp Allegations

Several new detailed reports on extralegal detention centers in Xinjiang have shed new light on the extent of the camps, the treatment of detainees, and the heightened restrictions
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HRW report: Chinese government violates Xinjiang Muslims' rights

Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence of the arbitrary mass detention, torture, and mistreatment of Turkic Muslims by the Chinese government in Xinjiang province.
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The Country Club

In 1944, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People drew up a list of complaints. The Allied powers had met at Dumbarton Oaks to lay a foundation for the creation of the United Nations. But, in the postwar world that the conference-goers envisioned, the imperial powers would continue to rule over their colonial subjects; the end of the war would not bring freedom for these people. W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the NAACP’s diplomatic liaisons to the conference,
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The Other Political Correctness

There is an epidemic of self-censorship at U.S. universities on the subject of China, one that limits debate and funnels students and academics away from topics likely to offend the Chinese Communist Party. This epidemic stems less from the hundreds of millions of dollars Chinese individuals and the Chinese Communist Party spend in U.S. universities, or the influx of students from mainland China—roughly 350,000 in the United States , up more than fivefold from a decade ago. Rather, it is
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Chinese Fear Attacks By Uyghur Jihadists

by James M. Dorsey A seemingly obsessive fear of Uyghur nationalist and religious sentiment has prompted Chinese leaders to contemplate military involvement in Syria and Afghanistan and risk international condemnation for its massive repression in its north-western province of Xinjiang,… Continue Reading  
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U.N. Calls for Release of Xinjiang Detainees

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has issued a report that calls on the Chinese government to release all Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities
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US lawmakers seek sanctions on China over treatment of Muslims

US lawmakers on Wednesday urged Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Muslim ethnic minorities in the country's far-west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
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US lawmakers seek sanctions on China over treatment of Muslims

US lawmakers on Wednesday urged Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Muslim ethnic minorities in the country's far-west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
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Could a change in Chinese mindset save China’s Muslim minorities?

Circulating Chinese-language material that carefully and respectfully frames the Xinjiang camps in a way that resonates with Sinophone readers could be a way to cut through on this pressing issue. The post Could a change in Chinese mindset save China’s Muslim minorities? appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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US senators demand sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim abuses

US Senators are calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for an ongoing brainwashing campaign of the Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, China. The post US senators demand sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim abuses appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Delegation from Xinjiang Culture and Communication Center visits OIC headquarters

A delegation from Xinjiang Culture and Communication Center paid a visit to the organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), General Secretariat headed by Xu Guixiang, Vice Secretary General of the China Overseas Friendship Association and accompanied by of
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Ramadan Restrictions in Xinjiang

As has been the case over the last few years, the government in Xinjiang Autonomous region has put restrictions on the local Uighur with respect to the observance of Ramadan. […]
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Muslim Theme Park in China?

It is usually the condition of Muslims from Xinjiang that gets reported in the media in the West and that is also how the news of Muslims in China reaches […]
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