MEDIA REPORTS ABOUT THE UYGHURS AND UYGHUR HOMELAND
Cult of Stability is aimed at Uyghur’s Assimilation and Ethnic
Torchlight Uyghur Group Reports:
An Eyewitness’ Accounts on July 2014 Yarkant Massacre
A massive killing or massacre took place in Yarkand County of East Turkestan on 28 July 2014. In the massacre, the Chinese armed police killed an unknown number of Uyghurs residing in four different villages, including women, children and old people.
RFA News Archive about Uyghurs and Uyghur Region:
Reports in English:
- Xinjiang Authorities Push Uyghurs to Marry Han Chinese or Take in State-Assigned Chinese ‘Relatives’
On August 25, 2017, the local government in Cherchen (in Chinese, Qiemo) county in Xinjiang’s Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced its “Uyghur-Han Marriage and Family Incentive Strategy,” which gave 10,000 yuan to Uyghurs and Han Chinese couples who intermarried.
The policy marked the first time in 68 years since China’s ruling Communist party exerted control over the vast Xinjiang region that the government explicitly proposed increasing intermarriage between the majority Han and the country’s indigenous people.
- Chinese authorities offer cash to promote interethnic marriages
Parts of China's troubled north-west region of Xinjiang have begun offering cash to interethnic couples as part of a drive to assimilate the culturally distinct Uighur minority.
Qiemo county, part of the 460,000 sq km Bayinguoleng autonomous Mongolian prefecture, announced the policy in late August, calling it a "big celebratory gift package" for couples in which one member is an ethnic minority and the other is Han Chinese.
- Mapping China’s Xinjiang Internment Camps for Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims
China is detaining hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims
Inside, they are subject to abuse in an attempt to 're-educate' them away from their religion
Those camps are now being found via satellite photos
China is unleashing a dystopian surveillance state to regulate its minorities
- How China is waging war against Muslims
China has long been concerned by what it calls the “three evils” of “terrorism, separatism and religious extremism” in its far-western Muslim-majority Xinjiang region. More than half of Xinjiang’s 20 million population is Muslim, predominantly eight million ethnic Turkic Uighurs, as well as Kazakh and Hui minority groups. Since riots in 2009 that killed 197 people, Xinjiang has seen intermittent violence that Beijing blames on Uighur separatists.
- What’s behind China’s anti-Kazakh campaign?
After its continuing persecution of Uyghurs, the Chinese authorities have now turned their attention to ethnic Kazakhs living in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China. There are few details available, but Radio Free Asia has reported that up to 500 Kazakhs can be arrested in a week and that several tens of thousands of families have had their homes searched. Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has, however, taken very little interest in both Kazakh citizens and Chinese Kazakhs.
- Sinicizing Islam: China Directs All Mosques To Raise National Flag, Teach Traditional Chinese Culture
In its bid to sinicize Islam, China has asked all the mosques in the country to raise the Chinese national flag and start teaching core socialist values and traditional Chinese culture, Chinese state-run Global Times has reported.
“All mosques in the country should raise the national flag and study socialist core values to strengthen their ‘concept of nation’ and carry forward ‘the spirit of patriotism’,” the China Islamic Association has posted on its website. The association is the country’s top Islamic regulatory body.
- Report: China Forces Muslim Students to Sign Pledge Not to Fast During Ramadan
Authorities in China’s northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are forcing Islamic students to sign a pledge not to fast during the Holy month of Ramadan, according to a report published by Radio Free Asia this week.
RFA reports that local students were forced to sign pledges alongside their parents stating that they would not fast or pray during the Islamic holy month, the first time that authorities have specifically targeted children with such measures.
- Muslims in China have been forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in detention camps
Muslims in China have been forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in detention camps
Muslims in China detained in "re-education camps" have been forced to drink alcohol and eat pork, and have been made to perform other demeaning practices, a former detainee has alleged. Since spring 2017, authorities in the Xinjiang region have arrested thousands of Muslims, including foreign nationals, often without trial or charges. A United States commission has called it the “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today."
- What The Inside Of One Of China's Re-Education Camps Looks Like
Now we're going to talk to somebody who has shed light on re-education camps in far-western China. No one knows how many people are imprisoned in these centers. Estimates range from tens of thousands to as many as a million people. In these detention centers, Muslim members of ethnic minority groups are brainwashed, indoctrinated, made to report on neighbors and family members. Gerry Shih of the Associated Press has published an extraordinary account based on his interviews with some of the survivors of these prisons. Welcome.
- US Rejects China’s Request For UN to Cut Ties With NGO Linked to Exiled Uyghur Leader
A U.S. envoy has strongly rejected a call by China to withdraw special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from an NGO that promotes the rights of minority peoples, based on its ties to the head of an exile Uyghur group Beijing accuses of “terrorism.”
In a letter dated May 17, China’s permanent mission to the U.N. urged the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations under ECOSOC to remove consultative status for Germany-based Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), after the group named World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa as its representative during the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in April.
- The Mass Incarceration of the Uyghurs: An Emergency | National Review
In the last few weeks, I have talked to a number of Uyghurs. The Uyghurs are a Turkic people, living in the northwest of China. There are millions in a diaspora, around the world. The Uyghurs don’t even attempt to mask their fear, their desperation, their panic. Why should they? How can they?
The same is true even with professional Sinologists, old China hands who have seen it all, or a lot. Even they can’t play it cool.
- China’s repugnant campaign to destroy a minority people
CHINA IS undertaking a repugnant campaign to destroy the identity of a minority people, the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province in the far northwest. The Chinese government has in recent years blamed violent attacks in the region on Islamist extremists and has targeted Uighurs and others for pressure and persecution. But evidence is emerging of a systematic cultural cleansing drive, including the construction of hidden concentration camps. All who believe in the principle of “never again” after the horror of the Nazi extermination camps and Stalin’s gulag must speak up against China’s grotesque use of brainwashing, prisons and torture.
- Uyghurs: Victims of 21st Century Concentration Camps
More than a million Uyghurs are believed to be in Chinese “re-education centers.”
After exiled Uyghur communities around the world marched in various capitals, including Brussels, Washington, DC and Ottawa, for the freedom of their countrymen, the unprecedented mass detention of Uyghurs by Chinese authorities has finally seemed to catch some attention from the West. On April 18, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone said, according to AP’s summary, that “the U.S. was deeply concerned about China’s detention of at least ‘tens of thousands’ of ethnic Uyghurs and other human rights offenders.” She also noted, that the U.S could pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the crackdown in Xinjiang under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Act.
- Muslims are forced to eat pork and drink alcohol as punishment in China's Islamic 're-education' camps, former inmates reveal
Former inmates have told of the horror after being detained in China's indoctrination camps for Muslims, where they were physically and mentally tortured.
Around 900,000 to one million Muslims are estimated to have been detained in such re-education camps in China's western province of Xinjiang as Beijing tries to clamp down on potential separatist movements.
Omir Bekali and Kayrat Samarkand, both former detainees, have told the Washington Post that these former prisoners have been forced to eat pork and drink acohol, forbidden in Islam, as punishment.
- Made To Eat Pork, Tortured: China Muslim 'Reeducation' Camps' Ex-Inmates
BEIJING: Kayrat Samarkand says his only "crime" was being a Muslim who had visited neighboring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a "reeducation camp" in China's western province of Xinjiang for three months.
- Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture
BEIJING — Kayrat Samarkand says his only “crime” was being a Muslim who had visited neighboring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a “reeducation camp” in China’s western province of Xinjiang for three months.
- What Really Happens in China’s ‘Re-education’ Camps
What does it take to intern half a million members of one ethnic group in just a year? Enormous resources and elaborate organization, but the Chinese authorities aren’t stingy. Vast swathes of the Uighur population in China’s western region of Xinjiang — as well as Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic minorities — are being detained to undergo what the state calls “transformation through education.” Many tens of thousands of them have been locked up in new thought-control camps with barbed wire, bombproof surfaces, reinforced doors and guard rooms.
2018-05-15,New York Times
- New Evidence for China’s Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang
Since summer of 2017, troubling reports in Western media outlets about large-scale detentions of ethnic Muslim minorities (including Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have multiplied (RFA, May 4). These reports include substantial anecdotal and eyewitness evidence describing a network of clandestine “re-education camps” in which detainees can be held indefinitely without process or recourse (AP News, December 17, 2017; Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2017).
- Lawmakers Say U.S. Tech Is Being Used in Abusive Chinese Crackdowns
Two members of Congress are urging the Commerce Department to consider toughening export controls on U.S. companies whose technologies they say are being used for state surveillance of citizens in China that enables human rights abuses.
2018-05-15,Wall Street Journal
- Ep. 169: The New Gulag in China
At the Ricochet Podcast Summit, Jay’s guest was Nury A. Turkel, who had a grim and horrifying topic to discuss: a new gulag in China, which contains up to a million Uyghurs (a Turkic minority). Turkel himself is a Uyghur American. This issue is personal, national, and international, all three. Something to know about, in a world pregnant with horrors.
2018-05-15,Silent Cal Productions
- Commentary: China’s Muslim minority faces a modern Orwellian nightmare
In China’s northwest Xinjiang province, the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority have nowhere to hide. Facial recognition software reportedly alerts authorities if targeted individuals stray more than 1000 feet from their homes and workplaces. Residents face arrest if they fail to download smartphone software that allows them to be tracked, according to social media users. Simply wishing to travel outside China can be cause for arrest, with Beijing detaining family members and using its political clout to force extradition of those abroad.
- Chinese Uyghurs forced to welcome Communist Party into their homes
Beijing, China (CNN)More than a million Chinese Communist officials are being dispatched to live with local families in the western region of Xinjiang, a move seen as a sign of the government's increasingly tightened grip over the area's predominantly Uyghur Muslim population.
The so-called "home stays," announced by the government, target farmer households in southern Xinjiang, where the authorities have been waging an unrelenting campaign against what they call the forces of "terrorism, separatism and religious extremism."
- Students ordered to confiscate Kazakh, Uyghur language textbooks
(Urumqi, Xinjiang—April 7, 2018) The department of education in Urumqi, the capital of China’s northwestern Xinjing Uyghur Autonomous Region, ordered all elementary and middle school students to turn in all books that are more than 10 years old and published in Kazakh, the native language of Kazakhstan’s often persecuted diaspora in China, on Monday.
- How the Chinese are ‘re-educating’ the entire Muslim Uyghur population
China makes the news quite often these days. And for good reason: the Dragon will determine much of our future in the rest of the world for the coming century, whether we like it or not.
Some of what China is doing on the international stage is undoubtedly positive. For example, just as the United States has abandoned its role as global leader in the efforts to combat climate change in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as President, China has swiftly moved in to fill the void. As the world’s premier industrial producer, and soon to be the world’s largest polluter, this is very welcome indeed. Climate change remains the greatest threat to our shared future, and America’s irresponsible response to this has done more to undermine American prestige than anything else.
2018-02-10,Al Arabiya Network
- China's Muslim Minority Sent to Political Education Camps Amid Allegations of Gross Human Rights Violations
More than 100,000 Uyghur Muslims are estimated to be detained in so-called “re-education” centers in China’s Western Xinjiang region, according to human rights groups. Tens of thousands of people are allegedly detained in the city of Kashgar alone. The facilities are reportedly squalid and overcrowded, and inmates are forced to sing songs praising the Chinese Communist Party and renounce their religious beliefs.
- What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State
Imagine that this is your daily life: While on your way to work or on an errand, every 100 meters you pass a police blockhouse. Video cameras on street corners and lamp posts recognize your face and track your movements. At multiple checkpoints, police officers scan your ID card, your irises and the contents of your phone. At the supermarket or the bank, you are scanned again, your bags are X-rayed and an officer runs a wand over your body — at least if you are from the wrong ethnic group. Members of the main group are usually waved through.
2018-02-02,New York Times
Is there a meaningful difference between physically breaking into the offices of a human rights organization and stealing confidential records versus using intrusion software to seize a private membership list from an opposition political party? Under international human rights law the first action is prohibited, but the latter activity generally is permissible. The reason? Offline activities enjoy significantly more protection than online activities. Governments have taken notice and the consequences of this gap in protection are leading to astounding violations. The strategy used by the Chinese government in Xinjiang province is a good case in point. It sheds a disturbing light on how authoritarian governments are seamlessly blending offline and online tactics into hybrid repression.
2018-01-25,National Endowment for Democracy
- China arrests leading Uyghur intellectual
Detention of Halmurat Ghopur part of widening crackdown on prominent ethnic group members, observers say
Authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have detained a leading Uyghur intellectual for displaying “nationalistic tendencies,” according to a source in exile, amid a widening crackdown on prominent ethnic group members.
- Uyghur Muslims: Victims of the World’s Largest Ethnic Cleansing.
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China is carrying out a systematic campaign to ethnically cleanse up to 15 million Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, or rather what was East Turkistan until China began occupying and colonizing the region in 1949.
- Uyghur Inmates in Xinjiang’s Korla City Endure Overcrowded Re-Education Camps
Political re-education camp inmates in Korla (in Chinese, Kuerle) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, endure cramped and squalid conditions in facilities where as many as 1,000 detainees are admitted every few days, according to a former official.
Since April last year, ethnic Uyghurs accused of harboring “extremist” and “politically incorrect” views have been detained in re-education camps throughout Xinjiang, where members of the ethnic group have long complained of pervasive discrimination, religious repression, and cultural suppression under Chinese rule.
2018-01-03,Radio Free Asia
- The Plot Behind China’s Suppression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
UK Uighur Association representative and former medical surgeon Enver Tohti recently sat down with The Epoch Times to break down misconceptions about protests and riots that have happened in recent years in Xinjiang.
2018-01-03,The Epoch Times
- Interview: ‘I Thought I Had Completed My Duty as a Father’
Naman Bawdun, a Uyghur former head and Communist Party secretary of Awat township’s Bashawat village, in Bayin’gholin Mongol (in Chinese, Bayinguoleng Menggu) Autonomous Prefecture’s Korla (Kuerle) city, was one of only four residents of Xinjiang to have ever received China’s “Ethnic Unity Prize.” His wife, Patigul Dawut, was an active party member, while his daughter had a promising career as a police officer. But all of that ended in October, after authorities detained Dawut for allegedly “allowing others to preach religion” at her factory. Bawdun recently told Shohret Hoshur of RFA’s Uyghur Service about the difficulties his family has faced in recent months.
2018-01-03,Radio Free Asia
- In Xinjiang, 'speaking out loud is very dangerous'
In China's handling of the Xinjiang region, particularly its largely Muslim Uyghur population, scholars see echoes of North Korea and South African apartheid
The streets in China's far western Xinjiang region are lined with surveillance cameras, even in rural villages. In some cities, police stations have been erected every 500 metres. Public buildings are surrounded with security worthy of a military outpost. Authorities use facial recognition and body scanners at highway checkstops.
2017-12-29,The Globe and Mail
- 'I Just Left, Taking my Son With Me'
Li Aijie, wife of jailed rights activist Zhang Haitao, a critic of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's treatment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, landed with the couple's young child in the United States on Dec. 23 after fleeing China via Thailand. She had been targeted for threats by local authorities after Zhang was handed a 19-year jail term by the Intermediate People's Court in Urumqi, regional capital of the northwestern region of Xinjiang, on Jan. 15, 2016. She spoke to RFA's Cantonese Service about her escape, and her plans for the future:
2017-12-29,Radio Free Asia
- Uyghur Biodata Collection in China
The state is collecting biometric data from the Uyghur population as part of a new identification card system. Along with DNA collection, they are creating a registry of fingerprints, blood types, voice patterns, facial imagery – all of which will be correlated to ethnicity, employment, gender, age, foreign travel history, household registration, individual and family criminal history, and religious practice.
- The Guardian view on surveillance in China: Big Brother is watching
“Orwellian” is a much-abused word; but in the case of Xinjiang, in China, its use is entirely apposite. Authorities’ grip on the resource-rich, violence-stricken north-western region – and most of all on the lives of its Uighur Muslims – grows tighter by the day. Orwell would recognise the relentlessness of surveillance, the innovative means employed, and the linguistic distortions that underline rather than disguise the exercise of power.
- China to Punish 'Two-Faced' Uyghur Officials in New Reward Scheme
Rewards provided by authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region to tipsters for outing would-be “terrorists” are also being offered to those reporting ethnic Uyghur officials and public figures suspected of “disloyalty” to Beijing, according to sources.
2017-12-26,Radio Free Asia
- AP Exclusive: Uighurs fighting in Syria take aim at China
ISTANBUL (AP) — It was mid-afternoon when the Chinese police officers barged into Ali’s house set against cotton fields outside the ancient Silk Road trading post of Kashgar. The Uighur farmer and his cowering parents watched them rummage through the house until they found two books in his bedroom — a Quran and a handbook on dealing with interrogations.
2017-12-23,THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
- Uighur militants in Syria look to Zionism as model for their homeland
ISTANBUL (AP) — It was mid-afternoon when the Chinese police officers barged into Ali’s house set against cotton fields outside the ancient Silk Road trading post of Kashgar. The Uighur farmer and his cowering parents watched them rummage through the house until they found two books in his bedroom — a Quran and a handbook on dealing with interrogations.
2017-12-22,The Times of Israel
- Historians Dismiss Chinese Claims to Xinjiang Based on Han Dynasty Literature
Recent government efforts to link northwest China’s majority Uyghur Xinjiang region to territorial claims associated with an ancient Chinese imperial dynasty “lack scientific standing” and are part of a bid by Beijing to legitimize repressive policies in the area, according to scholars.
2017-12-22,Radio Free Asia
- China’s Custody Following Voluntary Return From Egypt
Two Uyghur students who were detained after voluntarily returning to northwest China’s Xinjiang region from Egypt this year amid a call by authorities for members of the ethnic group living abroad to travel home have died in police custody, according to sources.
2017-12-21,Radio Free Asia
- Xinjiang authorities bust online terrorism cases
The authorities in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region busted 10 cases and detained 14 men for spreading extremist and illegal content online in October and November.
- Chinese Troops Arrive in Syria to Fight Uyghur Rebels
The Syrian conflict has an endless capability to surprise analysts as seemingly every other day a new element, unprecedented in the Syrian civil war, comes to the surface. Such is the case with the arrival of the first Chinese Army special forces unit, “the Night Tigers,” to Syria’s Tartous port on the Mediterranean, according to reports in Arab media close to the Assad and Tehran regimes (the Al-Mayadeen TV channel).2 The Night Tigers were dispatched by Beijing to fight the Uyghurs, the Muslim Chinese ethnic group fighting with the rebel forces against the Assad regime.
2017-12-20,Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
- China’s Creditor Imperialism
Just as European imperial powers employed gunboat diplomacy, China is using sovereign debt to bend other states to its will. As Sri Lanka's handover of the strategic Hambantota port shows, states caught in debt bondage to the new imperial giant risk losing both natural assets and their very sovereignty.
- China Detains Kazakhs During 'Unity Week' in Troubled Xinjiang Region
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained dozens of people for retweeting electronic greetings cards celebrating independence day in neighboring Kazakhstan, which marks its independence from the former Soviet Union on Dec. 16, RFA has learned.
2017-12-18,Radio Free Asia
- China Digital Police State
In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, Chinese police officers question passerby along the roadside in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
- Uyghur Woman Dies of Condition Left Untreated in Chinese Police Detention
An ethnic Uyghur woman jailed for “attempting to flee the country” has died due to complications from a medical condition that was left untreated while in detention, according to her husband, who said that authorities illegally detained his wife after she applied for a passport.
2017-12-12,Radio Free Asia
- China and the Turkestan Islamic Party: From Separatism to World Jihad
Analysis of military actions in Syria in the past month shows that Uyghur militants of Turkestan Islamic Party(TIP) hold their positions taken up earlier in Idlib province and are in no haste to go back to China. On November 23, 2017, the media center of TIPIslam Avazi (Voice of Islam)via Telegram posted a video in which jihadists destroyed two tanksТ-62 and nearly ten soldiers of the Syrian army. TIP used advanced anti-tank weapons, armored vehicles and drones, which confirms its good military technical capability.
- Large oil field discovered in Xinjiang
URUMQI -- An oil company announced Thursday that it had found a conglomerate oil field with an estimated one-billion-tonne reserve in the Junggar Basin in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
- Jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti wins freedom award
Jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was awarded Liberal International’s Prize for Freedom honored on Nov. 30 at a ceremony in The Hague.
The award was given in absentia and received on his behalf by a rights group campaigning for his release.
- China’s ‘three warfares’ in Xinjiang
There has been extensive analysis of China’s use of ‘three warfares’ — public opinion, psychological warfare and legal warfare — in the context of external issues like the South China Sea dispute and the Doklam standoff with India. But China has also deployed elements of the ‘three warfares’ to counter a primarily domestic security challenge: the threat of Uyghur militancy, radicalisation and terrorism in Xinjiang.
2017-11-27,East Asia Forum
- Zubayra Shamseden Speaks at the Twelfth Annual Interfaith/Interethnic Leadership Conference in Tokyo
Zubayra Shamseden, UHRP’s Chinese Outreach Coordinator, attended the Twelfth Annual Interfaith/Interethnic Leadership Conference from November 14th to 17th, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Organized by Initiatives for China, the conference seeks to promote understanding and cooperation among various religious and ethnic groups to help advance democracy and human rights. This year Professor Ilham Tohti was one of the recipients of the 2017 Citizen Power Award, along with Wang Qiaoling, representing the 709 Lawyers’ families and Makino Seishu, an advocate of human rights in China.
2017-11-20,Uyghur Human Rights Project
- China: Authorities Raid Thousands Of Muslim Homes
Authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region have reportedly searched the homes of 30,000 members of the Muslim Kazakh ethnic group over the last few weeks, confiscating Qurans, prayer mats and other religious items.
- UNPO Roundly Condemns Detention of Thirty Members of Uyghur Leader’s Family by Chinese Authorities
Around 30 relatives of Uyghur leader and prominent human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer have been arbitrarily detained by Chinese authorities in East Turkestan, soon after her participation in the launch of the Uyghur Friendship Group at the European Parliament. UNPO calls for the immediate release of all family members of Ms Kadeer and condemns the systematic persecution and the rampant use of human rights abuses against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan.
- Inside out: My visit to China's Muslim majority Xinjiang province
China’s northwestern province, Xinjiang, has a bad reputation. For outside observers, it is unstable and violence-plagued, home to an estimated 23 million-strong Muslim Uighur minority struggling for its rights. But not everyone who lives here agrees with the definition. “Look at me. Do I look oppressed?” asks Dilshad, an ethnic Uighur, who lives in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Clad in a T-shirt and jeans, the 21-year-old is out with his friends tonight to watch a movie at a local cinema. “Trust me, our life is good,” he adds with a smirk.
2017-11-16,Geo Television Network
- There's more than one way to build a tree, 374m-year-old fossils reveal
In the world of knee-high land plants 400m years ago, the battle to grow tall was won by plants which found biomechanical solutions to fight gravity. Vascular plants had already evolved a plumbing system, allowing them to transport water, and the food produced by photosynthesis, around the plant. The water-conducting cells in the xylem – dead, hollow and stiffened by the polymer lignin – also afforded them some structural support. But there are limits to the height that a plant can grow with a stem of fixed girth.
- On Thin Ice: Xinjiang Glacier Could Melt Away in 50 Years
XINJIANG, Northwest China — As travelers make their way through scattered rocks and streams toward the mouth of Urumqi River, they may have a shrinking feeling as the enormous Urumqi Glacier No. 1 towers over them. But this giant is rapidly diminishing. Over the course of just a year, sections of the glacier receded more than six meters.
- An Eye-Witness’ Testimony on “Ethnic Cleansing” in Uyghur Homeland
The increased crackdown measures of the Chinese government towards Uyghurs under their new regulation called ‘de-extremization’ resulted in ‘ethnic cleansing’. One of such examples is Abdurehim’s story who lives in Turkey in exile after found it extremely difficult to live under Chinese pressure in China’s Uyghur region.
- Among Those Detained in Xinjiang’s Kashgar
Family members of ethnic Uyghur security personnel in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, who authorities had previously considered “off limits,” are among those now being detained as part of “stability” measures the officers have been tasked with enforcing, according to sources.
2017-11-06,Radio Free Asia
- Xinjiang Residents Told to Hand Over ‘Two-Faced’ Officials
Authorities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang are urging citizens to turn in ethnic Uyghur workers in government and other public sectors suspected of disloyalty toward Chinese policies in the politically sensitive region, sources say.
2017-11-03,Radio Free Asia
- 20 Uyghur students still missing in Egypt
Around 20 Chinese Muslim Uyghur students living in Egypt’s capital Cairo are still missing four months after Egyptian authorities targeted the Chinese ethnic minority at China’s behest.
2017-10-31,Middle East Monitor
- How China is targeting its Uyghur ethnic minority abroad
In a broad campaign to increase pressure on Uyghurs overseas, including those in Canada, Chinese authorities are using coercive measures on family members, recruiting people to spy and sending threats to get many from the ethnic minority group to return to China
2017-10-29,The Globe and Mail Inc
- China's manipulation of UN human rights efforts must be stopped
China’s growing appetite for global power isn’t hard to spot: military muscle-flexing in the South China Sea, the trillion-dollar New Silk Road development initiative, even its proliferation of Confucius Institutes, academic outposts to spread its version of history and politics.
2017-09-12,FOX News Network, LLC.
- China’s Uyghur killing fields in East Turkistan (Xinjiang) REPOST
The commies in China have been harvesting organs from political prisoners from Uyghur (Uighurs) and Tibetans in Tibet and East Turkistan (Xinjiang). The commies shot a bullet in the victim’s chest not killing the person, but the spot the bullet hit acts like an anesthesia knocking the victim unconscious. The commies have discovered an organ extracted from a live body has a lower incident of rejection than an organ harvested from a dead body (a cadaver). Because of this the organ brings in a premium price.
- In the Shadow of Beijing's Rule: Uighur Life in the Ancient City of Kashgar
On the morning of July 30, in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, an imam named Juma Tahir led prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr. Soon after, the 74-year-old was found stabbed to death outside his 600-year-old mosque. His murder capped days of violence in China's vast and troubled northwest — and, many fear, augured conflict to come.
- China’s dangerous ethnic policies in Xinjiang
In the latest tightening of the screws on China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, authorities have banned the use of several baby names, including Muhammad, Haji, Islam and Imam.
2017-06-12,East Asia Forum
- Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world's most dangerous pathogens
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Inside the Chinese lab poised to study world's most dangerous pathogens
Maximum-security biolab is part of plan to build network of BSL-4 facilities across China.
22 February 2017 Updated:
23 February 2017
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Wuhan Virology Institute
Hazard suits hang at the National Bio-safety Laboratory, Wuhan, the first lab on the Chinese mainland equipped for the highest level of biocontainment.
A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part of a plan to build between five and seven biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) labs across the Chinese mainland by 2025, and has generated much excitement, as well as some concerns.
2017-02-22,Macmillan Publishers Limited
- If you’re looking for Orwell’s 1984, go to China
I’ve commented a number of times here on the efforts of the Chinese government to control its population via the internet through control of the Weibo instant messaging app, or the four thousand censors working round the clock to monitor the activities of the country’s estimated three hundred million users, as well as the fact that the Chinese authorities employ more people to censor the internet than are enrolled in its impressive army.
- China 2016/2017
The government continued to draft and enact a series of new national security laws that presented serious threats to the protection of human rights. The nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists continued throughout the year. Activists and human rights defenders continued to be systematically subjected to monitoring, harassment, intimidation, arrest and detention. Police detained increasing numbers of human rights defenders outside of formal detention facilities, sometimes without access to a lawyer for long periods, exposing the detainees to the risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
- Holding the fate of families in its hands, China controls refugees abroad
How Beijing is infiltrating and intimidating Uighur exile communities, from the Americas to Europe to Australia.
MONTREAL/MUNICH – Erkin Kurban, an ethnic Uighur from China’s frontier region of Xinjiang, left his homeland for Canada back in 1999. When he returned to Xinjiang for a visit in April 2013, he had not seen his family for more than 13 years. Kurban was especially excited about seeing his 85-year-old mother.
- China's Uyghur Problem
China has a problem with its Western Xingjiang province. The population is about 60% Muslim, has a history of on-and-off independence, speaks a Turkic language unrelated to Chinese, and is separatist. They are violently resisting China's centrally planned migration of Han Chinese into the region, whom they see as colonial invaders to be expelled.
- Who are the Uighurs?
The Uighurs are Muslims. They regard themselves as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations.
The region's economy has for centuries revolved around agriculture and trade, with towns such as Kashgar thriving as hubs along the famous Silk Road.
In the early part of the 20th Century, the Uighurs briefly declared independence. The region was brought under the complete control of communist China in 1949.
- Is The World Ignoring A Massacre of Uighurs In China?
I have just received disturbing information from several Uighur correspondents in the United States, regarding the “riots” that began just nine days ago in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China.
Reports in Chinese - 中文报道:
2018-03-31,The News Lens
- 斯洛伐克39国会议员联署 促停止迫害法轮功
- 中共搜集新疆人DNA 被指“有三个可疑目的”
【大纪元2017年12月17日讯】（大纪元记者易如采访报导）总部位于纽约的非政府国际组织“人权观察”（Human Rights Watch）日前披露，中共有关当局正在通过多种途径搜集所有新疆居民的DNA、血型和其它生物识别数据。对此，维吾尔协会主席伊利夏提认为，中共此举隐藏着邪恶目的。
2017-12-09,China Digital Times
- 新疆大抽血 中共密建器官庫
- 10月27日 昭明专访袁红冰（2）
- 南航自曝空運活體器官逾500宗 中共活摘再被關注
2017-09-10,Human Rights Watch
- 习近平的中国梦- 主旋律和与少数民族文化
民族同化，融合，或多元化一直是中国民族政策辩论的主要问题。习近平在中共十九大上勾画"中华民族伟大复兴光明前景"的时候并没有对中国的民族关系作特别能说明。十九大期 间在内蒙古进行的宣传蒙古民族和马的综艺演出吸引了大批观众和媒体关注，也表现出受到官方鼓励的少数民族文化产业中艺术家的创作空间。一 方面 官方把宣传少数民族文化和发展文化产业当作增加国家软实力的手段；但另一方面，表现歌舞升平的文艺形式也表现了民族文化多样性，在某种程度上 也加强了少数民族的认同感和自豪感。
- [新疆] 岳普湖县法制教育转化学校建设项目
第一章 总 则
Reports in Uyghur:
- ئۇيغۇر ئېلىدە «مەجبۇرىي غايىب قىلىۋېتىش» يەنىمۇ يۇقىرى پەللىگە چىققانلىقى مۇلاھىزە قىلىندى
يېقىندا تەتقىقاتچى، كىشىلىك ھوقۇق پائالىيەتچىسى مايكىل كەسېتىر خىتايدىكى مەجبۇرىي غايىب قىلىۋېتىش مەسىلىسىگە دىققەت تارتىش ئۈچۈن شۇ خىل جازالاش ئۇسۇلىنىڭ زىيانكەشلىكىگە ئۇچرىغان كىشىلەرنىڭ ھېكايىلىرى ئاساسىدا «مەجبۇرىي غايىب قىلىۋېتىلگەنلەر خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىتى» ماۋزۇلۇق بىر كىتابنى تۈزۈپ چىققان. ئۇ بۇ كىتابى مۇناسىۋىتى بىلەن «دىپلومات» ژۇرنىلى بىلەن ئۆتكۈزگەن سۆھبىتىدە ھازىرغىچە خىتايدا بۇ خىل ئۇسۇلنىڭ زىيانكەشلىكىگە ئەڭ كۆپ ئۇچرىغانلارنىڭ ئۇيغۇرلار ئىكەنلىكىنى بىلدۈرگەن.
2018-01-11,Radio Free Asia
- ساقچى خادىمى: يوپۇرغىدا 10 مىڭ بىلەن 20 مىڭ ئارىسىدا كىشى «تەربىيىلەش» مەركىزىدە
ئاڭلىغۇچىلىرىمىزدىن بىرى رادىئومىزغا مەكتۇپ يوللاپ، يوپۇرغىنىڭ سىيەك يېزىسىدا 1500 چە كىشىنىڭ تەربىيىلەش مەركىزىگە سولۇۋېلىنغانلىقى ۋە تۇتقۇنلارنىڭ ئۆزلىرىنىڭ قاچان قويۇپ بېرىلىدىغانلىقىدىن خەۋەرسىز ئىكەنلىكىنى ئېيتقان ئىدى. مۇخبىرىمىزنىڭ ئېنىقلاشلىرى داۋامىدا مەزكۇر ئۇچۇرنىڭ توغرىلىقى دەلىللىنىش بىلەن بىرلىكتە يەنە يوپۇرغا ناھىيىسى بويىچە 10 مىڭ بىلەن 20 مىڭ ئارىسىدا كىشىنىڭ نۆۋەتتە تەربىيىلەش مەركەزلىرىدە ئىكەنلىكى ئاشكارىلاندى.
2017-11-21,Radio Free Asia
- توققۇزاقنىڭ بۇلاقسۇ يېزىسىدا 2514 كىشى تۈرمىدە، 806 كىشى «يېپىق تەربىيە» دە
توققۇزاقنىڭ بۇلاقسۇ يېزىسىدا نۆۋەتتە 2514 كىشىنىڭ تۈرمىدە، 806 كىشىنىڭ «يېپىق تەربىيىلەش مەركىزى» دە قاماقتا ئىكەنلىكى ئاشكارىلاندى. ماتېرىياللاردا كۆرسىتىلىشىچە، بۇلاقسۇ يېزىسىنىڭ ئومۇمىي نوپۇسى 36 مىڭ ئىكەن. شۇنداق بولغاندا، بۇلاقسۇ نوپۇسىنىڭ 10پىرسەنتىنىڭ تۈرمە ياكى قاماقتا ئىكەنلىكى ئايدىڭلاشتى.
2017-11-20,Radio Free Asia
- خىتاي چەتئەلدىكى ئۇيغۇرلارنىڭ ئائىلە تاۋابىئاتلىرىنى گۆرۈگە ئالماقتا
بىر قىسىم شاھىتلار رادىيومىزغا ئەھۋال مەلۇم قىلىپ، خىتاي دائىرىلىرىنىڭ يۇرتىدا قالغان ئاتا-ئانىلىرى ياكى ئائىلە تاۋابىئاتلىرىنى تۇتقۇن قىلىپ، ئۇلارنى قايتىپ كېلىشكە قىستاۋاتقانلىقىنى ئاشكارا قىلماقتا.
ھازىر گوللاندىيەدە ياشاۋاتقان جۈرئەت ئەپەندى خىتاي ھۆكۈمىتىنىڭ بېسىمى ۋە ئۆزىگە كېلىۋاتقان تەھلىكە تۈپەيلىدىن ئۆتكەن يىلىنىڭ ئاخىرى يۇرتىدىن قېچىشقا مەجبۇر بولغان ئۇيغۇرلارنىڭ بىرى.
2017-10-30,Radio Free Asia
- 13 مىڭ نوپۇسلۇق بىر يېزىدىن 2 مىڭدىن ئارتۇق كىشى قاماقتا
مۇخبىرىمىزنىڭ بۇ يىپ ئۇچىغا ئاساسەن ئېلىپ بارغان ئېنىقلاشلىرى داۋامىدا يېڭىسارنىڭ 13 مىڭ نوپۇسلۇق توپۇلۇق يېزىسىدىنلا ئاز دېگەندە 2 مىڭ كىشىنىڭ قاماق ۋە تۈرمىدە ئىكەنلىكى ئاشكارىلاندى. توپۇلۇق 2-كەنت سېكرېتارى ئۆز كەنتىدىن 354 كىشىنىڭ، 4-كەنت ساقچىسى بولسا ئۆز كەنتىدىن 400 چە كىشىنىڭ قاماق ۋە تۈرمىدە ئىكەنلىكىنى دەلىللىدى.
2017-09-08,Radio Free Asia
- "China Police State: Fear And Resentment"
"As Theresa May visits China, the UK government has raised concerns over religious freedom in the country's mainly Muslim province of Xinjiang.
One man, who fled the country for Turkey, has told the BBC he'll "pay for the bullet" to kill his family to save them from a detention camp.
John Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where all filming and reporting by foreign media is tightly controlled."
- 新疆医师：中共活摘器官已成产业经营【中国器官移植黑幕 法轮功真相】
新疆医师：中共活摘器官已成产业经营【中国器官移植黑幕 法轮功真相】(FalunGongStories) http://www.ntdtv.com/ http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/ 【新唐人2017年10月24日讯】来自新疆的医师安华托帝，曾经因为协助拍摄纪录片，揭露中共核试爆造成的污染，被迫流亡海外。近日，安华托帝前往台湾举办讲座，并接受本台独家专访，披露中共活摘器官的黑幕。
- Life Inside China’s Total Surveillance State
China has turned the northwestern region of Xinjiang into a vast experiment in domestic surveillance. WSJ investigated what life is like in a place where one's every move can be monitored with cutting-edge technology.
2017-12-19,The Wall Street Journal
人權觀察組織指控，中國政府利用「免費健檢」的旗號蒐集新疆民眾的DNA資料，以做為社會控制的手段。 聯合報 明鏡打賞功能： http://bravo.mingjingnews.com/2017/01...
- 【禁闻】采集新疆人生物信息 中共要干嘛？(体检_器官移植)
新唐人2017年12月14日讯】国际组织〝人权观察〞（Human Rights Watch,HRW）12月13号发布新闻稿称，新疆当局通过不同方式采集当地12至65岁居民的生物数据，其中具有高度敏
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