Rihanna: Seven tips for your move to London

Please help yourself to a Greggs sausage roll, a permanent state of dread, and the following advice for living in London.  Why anyone would want to move to the most expensive city in this drizzly, poorly written soap of a country is beyond me. Nevertheless, welcome, Rihanna . Please help yourself to a Greggs sausage roll, a permanent state of
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Idlib-Based Uighur Terrorists Threatened Russian Forces in Syria

The so-called “Turkistan Islamic Party”, the Syrian branch of the Uighur-led terrorist group previously known as the “East Turkestan Islamic Movement”, threatened to deal Russia a defeat akin to the one that its Soviet predecessor experienced in Afghanistan, demonstrating the … The post Idlib-Based Uighur Terrorists Threatened Russian Forces in Syria appeared first on Global Research .
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The Taint of Guantánamo: Uighurs in Albania and Bermuda Seek Permission to Join Their Families in Canada

Following up on a recent Canadian news report about three former Guantánamo prisoners — Uighurs (from China's oppressed Xinjiang province), who were resettled in Albania and Bermuda. They are seeking permission from the Canadian government to join their wives and children, who are all Canadian nationals, but are finding that discredited allegations from Guantánamo continue to haunt them.
| Children in Guantanamo, Guantanamo, Guantanamo lawyers |

US-China relations near new low amid trade battle

Author:  Sat, 2019-05-11 18:44 WASHINGTON: The US and China have gone through rough patches before. The American public recoiled — and the US government imposed sanctions — after the People’s Liberation Army slaughtered hundreds of civilians in the streets of Beijing in June 1989, crushing the Tiananmen Square protests. Ordinary Chinese were outraged 10 years later when the Americans bombed China’s
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Firsthand Accounts From Xinjiang Camps

A massive, long-running security crackdown in Xinjiang has included the detention of an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in a series of internment camps
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China's internal colony

China may have interned as many as a million Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy and perhaps even independence; this may just increase that desire. - 2019/03 / article , 2019/03 Uyghurs
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China, Russia and the return of the civilisational state

Such states define themselves not as nations but civilisations – in opposition to the liberalism and global market ideology of the West. The 20th century marked the downfall of empire and the triumph of the nation state. National self-determination became the prime test of state legitimacy, rather than dynastic inheritance or imperial rule. After the Cold War, the dominant elites in
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Joe Biden's Son Hunter Is Invested in China's Mass Surveillance Program Used to Monitor Uyghur Muslims

As the United Nations accuses the Chinese government of setting up massive camps in the far-west Xinjiang province to imprison an unknown number of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims, Human Rights Watch reports that China is carrying out mass surveillance there using a mobile app that lets authorities monitor the Muslim population. We speak with investigative reporter Lee Fang about an unexpected investor in Chinese surveillance: Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son. And we speak with Human Rights Watch China director
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As Countries Seek Trade With China, Imprisoned Uyghur Muslim Community Has Become "Collateral Damage"

China's top trade negotiator is traveling to Washington this week as tension over trade intensifies between the two nations. President Trump is threatening to impose a 25 percent tariff on nearly all Chinese imports after the U.S. accused China of backtracking on trade commitments. Talks are expected to resume on Thursday, but the Trump administration is facing criticism for refusing to address China’s human rights record as part of the negotiations. The United Nations and a number of human rights
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HRW Reveals How Xinjiang Police Profile Uyghurs

A new report from Human Rights Watch details the types of information that police are using to profile Xinjiang residents amid a massive security crackdown in the region. The crackdown
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Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour – rights group

CHINESE authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang by labelling "completely lawful" behaviour as suspicious, a Human Rights Watch report said Thursday. The post Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour – rights group appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Uyghur Inmates in Iconic Xinjiang Detention Camp Photo Identified

The photo was posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration showing Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech, April 2017.
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Scrutiny of Ties to Xinjiang Surveillance Intensifies

A stream of recent analysis and news coverage has continued to examine the development of advanced surveillance and security technologies alongside mass detention camps in Xinjiang,
| China & the World, Economy, Human Rights |

Microsoft’s work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows

Author:  AFP ID:  1555053595745966100 Fri, 2019-04-12 07:16 BEIJING: Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China’s high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus. Over the past year, researchers at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing have co-authored at least three papers with scholars affiliated
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“Terror Capitalism” and a “Virtual Cage” in Xinjiang

As China’s internment camps in Xinjiang and their million-plus inhabitants attract mounting global attention, The New York Times this week published a multimedia feature
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Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed?

Activists on Twitter have recently claimed that China has been destroying historic mosques across Xinjiang province, which is home to a large population of Uighurs, a primarily Muslim minority in China. By using open sources and satellite imagery we can locate these mosques and check such claims. We can also potentially narrow down when the... The post Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed? appeared first on bellingcat .
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Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed?

Activists on Twitter have recently claimed that China has been destroying historic mosques across Xinjiang province, which is home to a large population of Uighurs, a primarily Muslim minority in China. By using open sources and satellite imagery we can locate these mosques and check such claims. We can also potentially narrow down when the... The post Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed? appeared first on bellingcat .
| Rest of World, China, Mosque |

Photo: Xinjiang China 2018, by sj liew

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Foreign Citizens, Residents Caught In Xinjiang Camps

While locally resident Uyghurs account for the majority of the estimated million or more held in internment camps in Xinjiang, a series of recent articles has highlighted the detentions
| China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article |

Here’s looking at you – how China built its Great Firewall

James Griffiths explores how the country pioneered a walled internet that has since spread elsewhere. During Mao Zedong’s rule, you could be detained for discussing your cat (as the academic Perry Link once noted, the word is a near homonym for the Great Leader’s name). This no longer happens in China. Instead, the government has developed an armoury of tools to
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A Missed Opportunity to Protect Muslims in China

by Farida Deif News of a major new crackdown on Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, including locking up as many as a million people without charge in “political re-education” camps, has made major headlines around the… Continue Reading  
| China, Farida Deif, human rights |

China’s Uyghur detention camps may be the largest mass incarceration since the Holocaust

And it is neither front-page news nor a major part of diplomatic or political dialogue. Over the last few years,  a network of enormous detention  camps has sprung up across China’s remote northern province of Xinjiang. According to the US State Department, the United Nations and other researchers and activists, they may hold at least a million Uighurs, a Muslim minority Beijing
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China’s Uighur detention camps may be largest mass incarceration since the Holocaust

And it is neither front-page news nor a major part of diplomatic or political dialogue. Over the last few years,  a network of enormous detention  camps has sprung up across China’s remote northern province of Xinjiang. According to the US State Department, the United Nations and other researchers and activists, they may hold at least a million Uighurs, a Muslim minority Beijing
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China Defends Xinjiang Camps Amid Pleas for Action

The Chinese government has issued a White Paper defending its policies in Xinjiang and the forced internment of up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. The government
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Photo: Xinjiang China 2018, by sj liew

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At U.N., West Criticizes Xinjiang Crisis

Following reports of forced labor, political indoctrination, abuse, and deaths within Xinjiang’s internment camps, the U.S. co-hosted a U.N. Human Rights Council side event on
| China & the World, Human Rights, Law |

“Window into Xinjiang” Closes with Kazakh Arrest

As the Chinese government has detained more than a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in internment camps in Xinjiang, thousands of ethnic Kazakhs, who have long lived on the
| China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article |

Turkey’s economy tumbles into first recession since 2009 as polls loom

Author:  AFP ID:  1552295050306819900 Mon, 2019-03-11 08:55 ANKARA: Turkey’s economy entered its first recession in a decade, official data showed on Monday, just weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faces local elections where growth and inflation will be key issues for voters. Economic output contracted by 2.4 percent in the final three months of the year compared
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National Security at the United Nations This Week

Responding to repression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China, censuring Saudi Arabia at the Human Rights Council, stalled progress in de-escalating Yemen's civil war, OPCW findings on chemical weapons use in Syria, and more.
| United Nations, Gaza, Human Rights Council |

Turkish-Chinese Spat Puts Central Asian Leaders on the Spot

by James M. Dorsey A Turkish-Chinese spat as a result of Turkish criticism of China’s crackdown on Turkic Muslims in its strategic but troubled north-western province of Xinjiang complicates efforts by Kazakhstan and other Central Asian states to at best… Continue Reading  
| Analysis, China, Turkey |

U.N. Rights Chief, Envoy Seeking Access to Xinjiang

Last year, reports emerged that Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities are being systematically detained in a network of “re-education” camps in Xinjiang as a
| China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article |

How future wars between India and Pakistan could draw in the US and China

The effect of a miscalculation could be more devastating than we can imagine. In 1960, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani president Ayub Khan signed the Indus Waters Treaty, an agreement on the shared use of the outflow of the Indus River system. In the six decades since, despite several all-out wars between the two sides, the treaty has continued
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US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey: statement

Author:  AFP ID:  1551748455666523900 Tue, 2019-03-05 01:02 WASHINGTON: At President Donald Trump’s direction, the United States intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, officials said Monday. Washington “intends to terminate India’s and Turkey’s designations as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because they no longer comply with
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Translation: a Han Tourist in Xinjiang

Amid an ongoing security crackdown in Xinjiang that has included the controversial use of a network of “reeducation” camps holding over a million ethnic Uyghurs and
| CDT Highlights, Level 2 Article, Level 3 Article |

China shuts down its consulate in İzmir amid Uighur row

Chinese Embassy to Turkey has announced that the country’s general-consulate in Izmir was closed as of Feb. 28 due to general arrangements with regard to consular activities.
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China urges ‘objective’ view of Xinjiang after Turkey criticism

Countries should take an “objective” view of Chinese policy in Xinjiang and stop saying the wrong thing, China’s government said on Wednesday, after Turkey and Britain voiced concern at China’s alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims there, reports Reuters. The issue came up as UN Human Rights Council opened its main annual session. Diplomats and activists say China has lobbied hard to avoid scrutiny over its policies in Xinjiang and other rights issues at the four-week meeting. Western countries
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Turkey to continue cooperation with China despite Uighur row: FM

Turkey’s determination in cooperating with China as part of the latter’s “One Belt One Road Initiative” has not changed despite an ongoing spat over the treatment of Uighur Turks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, reiterating Ankara’s call for Beijing to “separate terrorists from innocent civilians.”
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Uyghurs Pressure Beijing as Envoys Visit Xinjiang

Due to fear of economic retribution, Muslim countries have been largely silent on Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps, which have detained between 800,000 and two million Turkic
| China & the World, Human Rights, Level 2 Article |

China and Saudi Arabia: The Xinjiang Factor

by Giorgio Cafiero As the Jamal Khashoggi affair and the ongoing war in Yemen continually increase the amount of criticism that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) receives in Western countries, he embarked this month on a three-leg… Continue Reading  
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Saudi crown prince ignores Uighurs during China visit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman turned a blind eye to the plight of China’s Uighur Muslims when he met Friday with President Xi Jinping in Beijing. The Uighur community both inside and outside China had expected bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, to raise the issue of China’s human rights violations against ethnic Uighurs. Instead, he chose to side with China. “We respect and support China’s right to take counter-terrorism
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Saudi crown prince defends China’s use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman turned a blind eye to the plight of China’s Uighur Muslims when he met with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Feb. 22.
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China sees ‘enormous potential’ in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

Author:  Reuters ID:  1550806548197566400 Fri, 2019-02-22 05:54 BEIJING: China sees “enormous potential” in Saudi Arabia’s economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing. The Saudi delegation, including top executives from Saudi Aramco, arrived on Thursday on an Asia tour that
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Who are the Uyghurs and why is the Chinese government detaining them?

China’s President Xi Jinping has overseen a hardline approach towards Muslim minorities living in Xinjiang, especially the Uyghurs. But why? Find out here: The post Who are the Uyghurs and why is the Chinese government detaining them? appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| China, Culture, Insights |

Deep Beijing Surveillance Network Revealed as China Network Exposed

Chinese surveillance firm SenseNets is closely monitoring the movements of an estimated 2.5 million people in Xinjiang - an autonomous territory in northwest China - according to a massive data leak on the Beijing group’s servers that was identified by the Dutch nonprofit organization GDI Foundation.
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University Protests Raise CCP Influence Concerns

This week Uyghur activist Rukiye Turdush gave a presentation at Ontario’s McMaster University about the current conditions in Xinjiang, where more than one million Uyghurs
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Turkish Condemnation of Xinjiang cracks Muslim Wall of Silence

by James M. Dorsey In perhaps the most significant condemnation to date of China’s brutal crackdown on Turkic Muslims in its north-western province of Xinjiang. Turkey’s foreign ministry demanded this weekend that Chinese authorities respect human rights of the Uighurs… Continue Reading  
| China, Turkey, Abdurehim Heyit |

Turkey Condemns Xinjiang Camps as Concern Grows

As global concern is rising over the detention of between 800,000 to two million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in re-education camps in Xinjiang, governments of several Muslim
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China releases video it says proves reports of Uighur poet's death untrue

Chinese state media has released a video it said proves Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is alive, after Turkey cited reports of his death in custody in a strongly worded condemnation of "human rights violations" in Xinjiang.
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