Category Archives: human dignity

Uyghur News (Monday, Sep 9, 2019)

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[*] How China spins the Xinjiang story to the Chinese
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2019/09/china-spins-xinjiang-story-chinese-190908094929075.html

[*] Uyghur Teacher Dies While Presumed Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/teacher-09092019162606.html

[*] Simon Bridges rejects claim he met with China’s head of ‘secret police’
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/09/simon-bridges-rejects-claim-he-met-with-china-s-head-of-secret-police.html

[*] Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack
https://www.defenceweb.co.za/cyber-defence/uighurs-targeted-in-iphone-attack/

RFA: Uyghur Teacher Dies While Presumed Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp


A Uyghur teacher of Mandarin Chinese, who is believed to have been detained in an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has died, according to his wife and officials.

In comments posted to social media in August, a woman named Muyeser said her husband Arslan had died recently, but did not provide further details.

Arslan, who was in his 30s, had lived with Muyeser and their child in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city, in the XUAR’s Ili Kazakh (Yili Hasake) Autonomous Prefecture, where he taught Mandarin Chinese to Uyghur students at a primary school in the city’s Dongmele district.

Although the circumstances surrounding his death are unclear, Arslan is thought to have died in mid-August while detained in the XUAR’s vast network of internment camps, where authorities are believed to have held more than 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” since April 2017.

The internment of Uyghurs is done without legal due process and detentions are not announced by authorities, making verification of the dates and details of their disappearances from society difficult.

RFA’s Uyghur Service spoke with a representative of the Dongmele neighborhood committee who said they were unsure of which school Arslan taught at.

But a staffer with the Ghulja City Bureau of Education told RFA that Arslan taught Uyghur children Mandarin Chinese at the No. 5 Primary School in Dongmele and, when asked which security organ had overseen his burial, replied, “the Dongmele Police Department.”

The staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, referred further questions to the Communist party secretary of No. 5 Primary School, surnamed Li.

An officer at the Dongmele Police Department confirmed that Arslan had taught at No. 5 Primary School, but said he could not provide information about his death over the phone.

“I can’t tell you the details,” the officer said, adding that RFA should “ask the relevant higher-level bureaus” for more details.

Mass incarcerations

While Beijing initially denied the existence of the camps, China this year changed tack and began describing the facilities as “boarding schools” that provide vocational training for Uyghurs, discourage radicalization, and help protect the country from terrorism.

But reporting by RFA’s Uyghur Service and other media outlets suggest that those in the camps are detained against their will and subjected to political indoctrination, routinely face rough treatment at the hands of their overseers, and endure poor diets and unhygienic conditions in the often overcrowded facilities.

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Uyghur News (Sunday, Sep 8, 2019)

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[*] China is expected to counter criticism at UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva
https://www.foreignbrief.com/daily-news/china-is-expected-to-counter-criticism-at-un-human-rights-council-meeting-in-geneva/

[*] THE ROAD TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN PASSES THROUGH CHINA
https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-road-to-peace-in-afghanistan-passes-through-china/95969

[*] China says US ‘lies’ about Xinjiang region will not deceive anyone
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-says-us-lies-about-xinjiang-region-will-not-deceive-anyone

Uyghur News (Saturday, Sep 7, 2019)

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[*] Xinjiang: The story China wants the world to forget
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2019/09/xinjiang-story-china-world-forget-190907080927464.html

[*] US to seek support at UN to ‘call out’ China over treatment of Uygurs, Mike Pompeo says
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3026165/us-seek-support-un-call-out-china-over-treatment-uygurs-mike

[*] US to rally support for Uighurs at UN: Pompeo
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/576587/World/America/US-to-rally-support-for-Uighurs-at-UN-Pompeo

[*] Pompeo says US to rally support for Uighurs at UN
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/pompeo-says-us-to-rally-support-for-uighurs-at-un-11881902

[*] Apple Confirms ‘Narrowly Focused’ Attack On Content Related To Uyghur Community
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/06/apple-china-iphones-uyghurs/

[*] Taiwan & Hong Kong Independence Rally in NYC
https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/taiwan-hong-kong-freedom-rally-nyc

Uyghur News (Friday, Sep 6, 2019)

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[*] Uyghur Toddler Drowns While Parents Are Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/drowning-09062019172050.html

[*] U.S. will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at U.N.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/07/asia-pacific/u-s-will-aim-persuade-others-call-china-uighurs-u-n/#.XXOBOy2ZMWo

[*] Crackdown on freedom
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/sep/07/crackdown-on-freedom-20190907/

[*] Apple Has Confirmed Uighurs Were Targeted In Wide-Ranging Phone Hacking Scheme
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/apple-uighurs-hack-google-china

[*] CHINA BRACES FOR ‘UNINVITED RHETORIC’ AT TOP UN RIGHTS BODY
https://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20190906/AP/309069892

[*] THE UNADVERTISED COST OF DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA
https://mindmatters.ai/2019/09/the-unadvertised-cost-of-doing-business-with-china/

[*] How Hong Kong’s protest movement is forging solidarity with Australia’s Uyghurs and Tibetans
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-07/hong-kong-solidarity-in-australia-with-uyghurs-tibetans-diaspora/11420386

[*] China taking Big Brother to Central Asia
https://eurasianet.org/china-taking-big-brother-to-central-asia

[*] Apple implies iPhones were hacked to spy on China’s Uyghur Muslims
https://qz.com/1704144/apple-says-ios-security-flaw-targeted-chinas-uyghur-muslims/

[*] By naming Dominic Barton to be Canada’s Chinese envoy, Ottawa has left Uyghurs worried
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-by-naming-dominic-barton-as-canadas-chinese-envoy-ottawa-delivers-a/

[*] Cyber Week in Review: September 6, 2019
https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyber-week-review-september-6-2019

[*] Apple, angry at Google, hits back at hack claims
http://www.waltainfo.com/index.php/SATech/detail?cid=50392

Uyghur News (Thursday, Sep 5, 2019)

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[*] China’s headache: Taiwan and not Tibet or Xinjiang
https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/china-s-headache-taiwan-and-not-tibet-or-xinjiang-759264.html

[*] Xinjiang officials must keep up the pressure in the run-up to China’s National Day, says local party chief Chen Quanguo
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/xinjiang-party-chief-chen-quanguo-134534786.html

[*] China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-uighurs/china-hacked-asian-telcos-to-spy-on-uighur-travelers-sources-idUSKCN1VQ1A5

[*] Germany’s Merkel Says Hong Kong’s Rights Should Be Protected
https://time.com/5670593/germany-angela-merkel-hong-kong-rights/

[*] Chinese Government Reportedly Hacks Telecoms and Smartphones to Track Uyghur Population
https://gizmodo.com/chinese-government-reportedly-hacks-telecoms-and-smartp-1837898564

[*] Australia targets foreign influence at universities
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6457/965

[*] A new window onto China’s Uighur spying
https://www.axios.com/a-new-window-onto-chinas-uighur-spying-f14c6ad5-8abc-4fb6-ba60-a4b00034195b.html

[*] China Hacked India, Other Asian Telcos To Spy On Uighur Travellers: Report
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-hacked-india-other-asian-telcos-to-spy-on-uighur-travellers-report-2096711

[*] US defense chief Esper cautions Europe to be wary of China
https://www.wftv.com/news/politics/us-defense-chief-esper-cautions-europe-to-be-wary-of-china/983351860

Uyghur News (Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019)

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[*] How Companies Profit From Forced Labor In Xinjiang
https://supchina.com/2019/09/04/how-companies-profit-from-forced-labor-in-xinjiang/

[*] Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Sibling Uyghur Real Estate Moguls, Jail One For Decades
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/moguls-arrests-09042019163052.html

[*] China hacked iPhones and Android devices to target Uyghur Muslims
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/politics/china-uyghur-hack/index.html

[*] Turkey trading Uyghur rights for Chinese loans – Jerusalem Post
https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-uighurs/turkey-trading-uyghur-rights-chinese-loans-jerusalem-post

[*] iPhone Hacks May Be Linked to Broader China Spying
https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/iphone-hacks-may-be-linked-to-broader-china-spying-a-13010

[*] Chinese investment puts US government retirement funds at risk
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/459895-chinese-investment-puts-us-government-retirement-funds-at-risk

[*] The Cyberlaw Podcast: Trump Derangement and the Trading with the Enemy Act
https://www.lawfareblog.com/cyberlaw-podcast-trump-derangement-and-trading-enemy-act

Uyghur News (Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019)

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[*] Correction: China-Xinjiang-Banished Textbooks story
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/correction-china-xinjiang-banished-textbooks-story/2019/09/03/c8e246f8-ceb5-11e9-a620-0a91656d7db6_story.html

[*] Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/04/smile-to-pay-chinese-shoppers-turn-to-facial-payment-technology

[*] Hundreds Call On Kazakh President To Scrap China Visit
https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakh-president-china-visit/30144424.html

[*] Recent iPhone Hack May Have Been State-Backed Campaign Targeting Chinese Uyghur Muslim Minority
https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/uyghur/

[*] Surveillance campaign targeting Uyghur Muslims affected not just iOS, but Android too
https://thenextweb.com/security/2019/09/03/uyghur-muslims-targeted-by-surveillance-campaign-affected-not-just-ios-but-android-too/

[*] China Reportedly Used iPhone Exploits to Target Uyghur Muslims
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/09/02/china-iphone-hacks-track-uyghur-muslims/

[*] Sophisticated iPhone malware specifically targeted China’s Uyghur Muslims
https://bgr.com/2019/09/02/iphone-security-malware-china-uyghur-muslims/

[*] Malicious websites that hacked into iPhones over 2-year period targeted Uyghur Muslims in China: Report
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/02/malicious-websites-that-hacked.html

[*] Tibetan, Taiwanese and Uyghur Expatriates Stand in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protestors
https://unpo.org/article/21623

[*] TURKEY’S SUPPORT FOR UYGHURS IS A SHAM
https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Turkeys-support-for-Uyghurs-is-a-sham-600555

Uyghur News (Monday, Sep 2, 2019)

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[*] China says lodges stern representations to the U.S. on Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa-idUSKCN1VO0OZ

[*] Brexit, North Korea, Xinjiang: Your Tuesday Briefing
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/briefing/brexit-north-korea-xinjiang.html?searchResultPosition=1

[*] Arrests jump in China’s Xinjiang amid crackdown
https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/239182-arrests-jump-china-xinjiang-amid-crackdown

[*] ‘Our Government Doesn’t Want to Spoil Relations with China’
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/09/china-xinjiang-uighur-kazakhstan/597106/

[*]#1480: New iPhones soon, Siri privacy reforms, Apple supports independent repair, iOS security attacks against Uyghurs, Take Control of Catalina and iOS 13
https://tidbits.com/issues/1480-apple-event-announcement-siri-privacy-reforms-take-control-of-catalina-and-ios-13-apple-independent-repair-program-apples-use-of-ellipses/

[*] Uighurs in China were target of two-year iOS malware attack – reports
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/02/uighurs-china-target-two-year-ios-malware-attack-reports

[*] Uighurs no longer feel safe in Turkey
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/turkey-uighurs-increasingly-relying-on-western-support.html

[*] Stifling the Uighurs
http://www.millenniumpost.in/opinion/stifling-the-uighurs-372261

Uyghur News (Saturday, Aug 31, 2019)

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[*] China’s Prisons Swell After Deluge of Arrests Engulfs Muslims
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/world/asia/xinjiang-china-uighurs-prisons.html

[*] World Bank launches investigation into whether £40m loan to China funds Muslim persecution in detention centres
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/world-bank-loan-china-xinjiang-uighur-muslim-detention-camps-a9086491.html

[*] Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims
https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/31/china-google-iphone-uyghur/

[*] New iPhone Hack Shock For 1 Billion Apple Users As Attacker Is Revealed
https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/01/ahead-of-iphone-11-new-apple-hack-revelation-will-shock-1-billion-users/?ss=cybersecurity#51d008914feb

[*] ARAB STATES GIVE CHINA A PASS ON UYGHUR CRACKDOWN
https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Arab-states-give-China-a-pass-on-Uyghur-crackdown-600273

[*] The common threads of Confucianism and Islam
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/the-common-threads-of-confucianism-and-islam/article29309921.ece