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One American Uyghur’s vow: ‘I should’ve gone public a long time ago’

A growing group of Uyghurs in the diaspora are finding the courage to speak up, hoping their chorus of voices can save family abroad.
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Leaked records expose China's Xinjiang camps

Newly leaked Chinese records have revealed for the first time the system by which hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs have been monitored and detained in heavily fortified internment centers across Xinjiang. According to the leak, Chinese citizens can be sent to the camps for reasons such as growing beards, owning passports, or having too many children and their release may depend on how well their family behaves. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Tags: News, China, Cnn, Stories, Xinjiang, Ivan Watson, Uyghurs


The Uyghur Emergency

When people talk about what the Chinese government is doing to the Uyghur people in northwest China, they tend to refer to the Nazis. They can be excused.In April 2018, Jerome A. Cohen raised the specter of the Nazis. He is considered the dean of China scholars in the United States, born in 1930. He is a very careful, judicious man. He would not use the N-word -- “Nazi” -- lightly. But he said that what was happening to the Uyghurs reminded him of his relatives in Austria and Germany. Some 40 of...
Tags: Tibet, News, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Germany, Nazis, Ap, Beijing, Austria, United States, Egypt, New York Times, Chinese communist party, Associated Press, Xinjiang


Leaked documents document China's plan for mass arrests and concentration-camp internment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published five leaked Chinese intelligence memos -- a lengthy "telegram" and four shorter "bulletins" -- from 2017, which detail the plans to enact a program of mass incarceration for members of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities (especially Uyghurs) in China's Xinjiang province. The documents present guidelines for the creation and operation of the region's concentration camps (which now number more than 500 and house more t...
Tags: Post, Human Rights, Tibet, News, China, Beijing, New York Times, Leaks, Muslim, Xinjiang, Islamophobia, Modern Slavery, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Chen Quanguo, China Cables


Chinese State Media Runs Facebook Ad With Bill Gates Talking About How Great China Is Doing

Xinhua News, China’s largest state-run news agency, is currently buying ads on Facebook that feature a video of Bill Gates talking about China. The video ad is a fascinating example of the ways in which the Chinese government is using Facebook, which is banned in mainland China, to spread propaganda online while…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Science, Microsoft, China, Bill Gates, Propaganda, Hong Kong protests, Gates Foundation, Xinhua, Xinhua News, Uyghurs, Chinese State Media Runs Facebook, Xinhua News China


Massive leak of Chinese government documents reveal the "no mercy" plan for Muslims in Xinjiang

The New York Times has received a 403-page leak of internal Chinese state documents related to the ethnic cleansing effort in Xinjiang province, which has seen the creation of more than 500 concentration camps where Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities have been subjected to torture, rape and medical experimentation. Though it's not clear where the leaks originate from, the Times speculates that they were released by Chinese officials who are upset with the aut...
Tags: Post, Human Rights, Tibet, News, China, Beijing, New York Times, Islam, Leaks, Muslim, Ussr, Torture, Xinjiang, Times, Islamophobia, Urumqi


UN members issue dueling statements over China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Two groups of United Nations member states issued dueling statements over China's treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang, highlighting a global divide on Beijing's human rights record.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, United Nations, Un, Xinjiang, Muslim Uyghur, Uyghurs


Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app, HKmap.live, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur


Pro-Hong Kong signs were confiscated at the Washington Wizards game

Several fans standing with a sign reading "Free Hong Kong" and "Google: Uyghurs" had them confiscated prior to a game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong Lions at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, Wednesday night.
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Cnn, Washington Dc, Washington Wizards, Uyghurs, Capital One Arena, Guangzhou Loong Lions


Pro-Hong Kong signs were confiscated at an NBA game

Several fans standing with a sign reading "Free Hong Kong" and "Google: Uyghurs" had them confiscated prior to a game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong Lions at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, Wednesday night.
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, News, Washington Dc, Nba, Stories, Washington Wizards, Uyghurs, Capital One Arena, Guangzhou Loong Lions


MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the U.S.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. A MIT spokesperson told Bloomberg that “MIT has long had a robust export controls function that pays careful attention to export control regulations and compliance. MIT will review all existing relationships with organizatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Human Rights, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Muslim, Cctv, Ai, Huawei, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, SenseTime, Entity List


America Must Take a Hard Line against China

The U.S.–China trade spat is set to escalate this Friday, as Beijing has walked back some of its prior commitments to the Trump administration during negotiations between the two countries. In response, President Trump has promised to up the ante by increasing tariffs against Chinese products, a move sure to send a shiver down Beijing’s spine.For decades, the political establishment allowed China’s unfair trade practices and hegemonic ambitions to go unchecked. But those failed policies of the p...
Tags: Asia, News, Washington, China, Singapore, America, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, United Nations, Muslim, Biden, Xinjiang, Trump, Communist Party, Democratic


Human Rights Watch reverse-engineered the app that the Chinese state uses to spy on people in Xinjiang

China's Xinjiang province is home to the country's Uyghur ethnic minority and other people of Turkic Muslim descent; it has become a living laboratory for next-generation, electronically mediated totalitarianism; up to 1,000,000 people have been sent to concentration/torture camps in the region, and targets for rendition ot these camps come via compulsory mobile apps that spy on residents in every conceivable way (naturally, war criminal Eric "Blackwater" Prince, brother of billionaire heiress ...
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China Continues To Abduct Uighur Muslims, Sending Them To Internment Camps

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rushan Abbas, director of Campaign for Uyghurs, about campaigning for the rights of Uighur Muslims living in China. Many have been detained by the Chinese government.
Tags: News, China, Npr, Ailsa Chang, Uyghurs, Rushan Abbas


UN boss raises Xinjiang Uyghurs during his trip to China

Antonio Guterres has reminded China that its treatment of Uyghurs is still under close watch, during a recent trip to Beijing. Human rights must be fully respected when fighting terrorism, he told Chinese authorities during the weekend's billion-dollar Belt and Road Forum, according to a UN spokesman.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Un, Antonio Guterres, Road Forum, Uyghurs, Xinjiang Uyghurs


130 American Muslim Imams, Scholars and Community Leaders Sign A Statement On The Ongoing Oppression of Uighur Muslims

In the Name of God, the Benevolent, the Merciful, All praise is due to Allahﷻ and may the Creator send His blessings and salutations upon our master, Muhammadﷺ, as well as upon his family and companions. We, imams, scholars and community leaders, hereby affirm and declare the following fundamental points: We ask the People’s Republic of China to free Uighurs from its concentration camps, return children to their families, and restore their freedom of religion. We call upon our neighbors of other...
Tags: Politics, China, Religion, Uncategorized, US, World, Current Affairs, Washington Dc, Islam, Muslims, April 6, Communist China, Oppression, Boycott, George, People 's Republic of China


Why Chinese civil servants are happy to occupy Uyghur homes in Xinjiang

Over the past two years, news of the mass detention of Muslim-majority Uyghurs has slowly filtered out of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China.
Tags: Cnn, Muslim, Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region


5 Horrible Things Happening To Uyghur Muslims in Chinese Secret Camps

By Gulnaz Uighur In 1949 two things happened, first was the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and second was the invasion of East Turkestan by them. Soon after these events, the world witnessed ‘cultural revolution’ under Mao Zedong. It was one of the most dreadful phases in my people’s history. History is repeating itself. Today again two things are happening, current Chinese leader Xi Jinping, an early comrade of Mao and an atheist, is exercising his power over China and has sent...
Tags: Politics, China, Religion, European Union, World, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Current Affairs, Malaysia, Rape, Islam, United Nations, Battle, Chinese communist party, Party


China admits locking up Uyghurs, defends crackdown as necessary

China has defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Xinjiang, Uyghurs


China admits to locking up Uyghurs, but defends Xinjiang crackdown

China has defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.
Tags: China, Cnn, Xinjiang, Uyghurs


China hits back after damning UN report on Uyghur 're-education camps'

China has accused the United Nations of relying on "unsubstantiated and irresponsible information" after an international committee released a damning report into the treatment of Uyghurs in China's far-west region of Xinjiang.
Tags: Asia, News, China, United Nations, Un, Uyghurs


China hits back after damning UN report on Uyghur 're-education camps'

China has accused the United Nations of relying on "unsubstantiated and irresponsible information" after an international committee released a damning report into the treatment of Uyghurs in China's far-west region of Xinjiang.
Tags: China, Cnn, United Nations, Un, Uyghurs


Milking Weinstein

Call it the Weinstein Effect: other serial abusers are being systematically outed, not by single accusers by by legions of women speaking out in solidarity. This is why the #MeToo campaign exists, to provide collective voice and solidarity to women who are victims of sexual abuse but fear the consequences of speaking out alone. I truly believe that this is an inflection point in our culture. Unfortunately,... Read the full post here » The post Milking Weinstein appeared first on City of Brass. ...
Tags: Religion, Women, Islam, Civil Rights, Rohingya, Sexual Harassment, Weinstein, Islamerica, Purple Politics, Uyghurs, Milking Weinstein


Urumqi’s International Grand Bazaar | Worth a Visit?

For travelers visiting Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang region, you’ll likely hear about a place known as the Urumqi International Grand Bazaar as well as the nearby Er Dao Qiao Market. Considering the fact that there aren’t many tourist attractions in Urumqi, it’s no wonder that you’ll find this place on every travel itinerary. But is it worth your time to visit the Grand Bazaar? What’s inside and what can you buy? In this travel guide guide we cover all you need to know to plan your vi...
Tags: Travel, China, Xinjiang, Lonely Planet, Souvenirs, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Uighur, Don, BRT, Grand Bazaar, Express, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Uyghur


This Eid A Uyghur Muslimah Tells Her Story

By Gulnaz Uighur My name is Gulnaz and I am a Uyghur Muslim. My place of birth is East Turkestan but the world knows it as ‘Xinjiang’ because China says so. When I was a child, entering my teenage years as an eleven year old, my family fled Xinjiang and at that time I had seen enough. That eleven year old girl had seen enough to understand that she was not safe in China. Today, at twenty three years old, even after so many years, Xinjiang still haunts me. Below is my story, though at the same ...
Tags: China, Religion, Turkey, World, Thailand, Current Affairs, Civil Rights, Xinjiang, Injustice, Persecution, Gulnaz, East Turkestan, Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Featured Current Affairs, MainMenu-Current-Affairs, UyghurMuslims