Category Archives: Eastern Turkestan

Uyghur News (Sunday – Monday, October 17-19 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Now They Come for the Uyghur Children: Thousands Sent to Jail-Like Boarding Schools
https://bitterwinter.org/now-they-come-for-the-uyghur-children-thousands-sent-to-jail-like-boarding-schools/

– China’s crackdown on the Uighurs
https://www.ft.com/content/6cceb0c1-dc43-48a4-81cc-2debcac0148a

– ‘Something close’ to genocide in China’s Xinjiang: WH
https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idPT3D?now=true

– ‘Proud Australian tradition of calling out the bully’: Islamic leaders praise Andrew Hastie over plight of Uighurs
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/proud-australian-tradition-of-calling-out-the-bully-islamic-leaders-praise-andrew-hastie-over-plight-of-uighurs-20201017-p565z3.html

– Nuclear imperialism in China’s Xinjiang
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/nuclear-imperialism-china-xinjiang/

– Uyghur Afghan National Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/afghan-10192020143338.html

– China Is Stepping Up Its Control over Religion
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/china-stepping-its-control-over-religion

– Senators Ask Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Freedoms
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-19/senators-ask-pope-francis-to-press-china-on-religious-freedoms

– Protest in Canada against ‘China’s brutal repression’ of Uyghurs
https://english.khabarhub.com/2020/19/136495/

– The Pope’s Latest Encyclical Is Beautiful—and Hypocritical
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/19/pope-francis-fratelli-tutti-encyclical-china-uighurs/

Uyghur News (Wednesday – Friday, October 14 – 16, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Uyghur Former Volleyball Star on Crutches After Developing Kidney Condition in Xinjiang Camp
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/volleyball-10142020152138.html

– China lodges complaint with Canada over Trudeau’s remarks on Hong Kong, Xinjiang
https://globalnews.ca/video/7396505/china-lodges-complaint-with-canada-over-trudeaus-remarks-on-hong-kong-xinjiang

– British lawmakers call for sanctions over Uighur human rights abuses
https://www.icij.org/investigations/china-cables/british-lawmakers-call-for-sanctions-over-uighur-human-rights-abuses/

– Uighur mosques closed by Beijing, handed over for tourist use
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13821568

– ‘Something close’ to genocide in China’s Xinjiang, says U.S. security adviser
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN2712HH

– Detecting slave-made goods from China is growing harder, U.S. says
https://news.trust.org/item/20201016155823-9936h/

– The persecution of the Uyghurs is a crime against humanity
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/10/17/the-persecution-of-the-uyghurs-is-a-crime-against-humanity

– Europe can no longer ignore human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in its dealings with China

Europe can no longer ignore human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in its dealings with China

– Torment of the Uyghurs and the global crisis in human rights
https://www.economist.com/weeklyedition/2020-10-17

– How Xinjiang’s gulag tears families apart
https://www.economist.com/china/2020/10/17/how-xinjiangs-gulag-tears-families-apart

– Canada will continue to stand up against Chinese human rights abuses, PM Trudeau says
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-canada-diplomacy/canada-will-continue-to-stand-up-against-chinese-human-rights-abuses-pm-trudeau-says-idUSKBN2712OF

– Thai Police Search for 2 Escaped Uyghurs, Feared to Face Deportation to China
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/thailand-search-10162020211500.html

– Chinese detention ‘leaving thousands of Uighur children without parents’
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/16/thousands-of-uighur-children-orphaned-by-chinese-detention-papers-show

– China rejects report Uighur children being separated from parents
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/16/china-says-uighur-children-not-being-separated-from-parents

Uyghur News (Sunday – Tuesday, October 11 – 13, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Should Australian athletes boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games over China’s human rights record?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-11/should-australia-boycott-the-beijing-2022-winter-olympic-games/12751614

– Maajid Nawaz backs sanctions against China for Uighur atrocities
https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/maajid-nawaz/sanctions-against-china-for-uighur-atrocities/

– 2020 Edition: Which Countries Are For or Against China’s Xinjiang Policies?
https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/2020-edition-which-countries-are-for-or-against-chinas-xinjiang-policies/

– Peace Prize to Victim of China Would Shine Light on Xinjiang Abuses: Uyghur Nominee’s Daughter
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/prize-10092020154317.html

– Xinjiang Camps: US Blocks Some Goods From China Over Slave Labor Concerns
https://www.ibtimes.com/xinjiang-camps-us-blocks-some-goods-china-over-slave-labor-concerns-3059501

– Uighurs in Australia fear retaliation from China for speaking out about ‘ethnic genocide’
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/uighurs-in-australia-fear-retaliation-from-china-for-speaking-out-about-ethnic-genocide

– Uighurs tell Australian inquiry of ‘harassment’ from China
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/09/uighurs-tell-australian-inquiry-harassment-china/

– US Needs To Recognise ‘genocide’, Take Strong Action Against China: Uyghur Leader
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/us-needs-to-recognise-genocide-take-strong-action-against-china-uy.html

– Pompeo, DeVos warn about China’s influence on Confucius Classrooms in US schools
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pompeo-devos-warn-about-prcs-influence-on-confucius-classrooms.html

– Feds: We Busted 13 Tons Of Illegal Weave Smuggled From China
https://moguldom.com/310045/feds-we-busted-13-tons-of-illegal-weave-smuggled-from-china/

Uyghur News (Wednesday – Saturday, October 07 – 10, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– 39 countries condemn China over policies in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/7/germany-leads-charge-against-china-on-rights-abuses

– Students from Xinjiang Subjected to Disproportionate Control
https://bitterwinter.org/students-from-xinjiang-subjected-to-disproportionate-control/

– Plight Of China’s Uyghur Minority Remains Uncertain And World Fails To Act – OpEd
https://www.eurasiareview.com/07102020-plight-of-chinas-uyghur-minority-remains-uncertain-and-world-fails-to-act-oped/

– Uyghurs, Tibetans in Japan Decry Beijing’s Oppression of Human Rights in their Homelands at Diet Meeting
https://japan-forward.com/uyghurs-tibetans-in-japan-decry-beijings-oppression-of-human-rights-in-their-homelands-at-diet-meeting/

How global demand for hair products is linked to forced labor in Xinjiang
https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2020/10/asia/black-gold-hair-products-forced-labor-xinjiang/

– More countries join condemnation of China over Xinjiang abuses
https://www.axios.com/un-statement-china-uighurs-xinjiang-6b29dbf5-b93c-4c70-bd4c-333e1c23471f.html

– 2020 Edition: Which Countries Are For or Against China’s Xinjiang Policies?
https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/2020-edition-which-countries-are-for-or-against-chinas-xinjiang-policies/

– Ethnic Han Leading Top Xinjiang University Signals End of ‘Autonomy’ in Region: Observers
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xju-10082020133820.html

– Parliament to debate sanctions on China after Uyghur petition
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/parliament-to-debate-sanctions-on-china-after-uyghur-petition/

– Uighurs tell Australian inquiry of ‘intimidation and harassment’ from Chinese government
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/09/uighurs-to-tell-australian-inquiry-of-intimidation-and-harassment-from-chinese-government

– Uyghur poet Fatimah Abdulghafur’s father died in China two years ago. She only just found out
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-11/fatimahs-story-uyghurs-australia-disappeared-china/12741202

– Block China’s seat on human rights council over Uighurs, urges Lisa Nandy
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/10/block-chinas-seat-on-human-rights-council-over-uighurs-urges-lisa-nandy

Uyghur News (Monday – Tuesday, October 05 – 06, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims sparks anger near new embassy site in London
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/03/europe/china-london-embassy-uyghurs-uk-gbr-intl/index.html

– Daniel Andrews is questioned over train contractors links to Uyghur labour
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-05/daniel-andrews-china-train-uyghur-victoria/12732874?nw=0

– Victorian Government received ‘assurances’ forced Uyghur labour not used for state’s new trains, Daniel Andrews says
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-05/daniel-andrews-victoria-train-contract-with-china-crrc-company/12732142

– China’s Religious Persecution And Its Accomplices
https://www.memri.org/reports/chinas-religious-persecution-and-its-accomplices

– Pope Francis Denies Meeting with Pompeo Amid Election Season and Chinese Uighur Muslim Oppression
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/9938/20201004/pope-francis-denies-meeting-with-pompeo-amid-election-season-and-chinese-uighur-muslim-oppression.htm

– At UN: 39 Countries Condemn China’s Abuses of Uighurs?
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/un-39-countries-condemn-chinas-abuses-uighurs?amp&__twitter_impression=true

– US-based researcher hits back at Chinese academic over Xinjiang
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3104381/us-based-researcher-hits-back-chinese-academic-over-xinjiang

– 39 nations urge access of rights observers in Xinjiang
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/39-nations-urge-access-of-rights-observers-in-xinjiang-/1998066

– Human rights situation in Xinjiang and recent developments in Hong Kong: joint statement
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/joint-statement-on-the-human-rights-situation-in-xinjiang-and-recent-developments-in-hong-kong

– Western Allies Rebuke China at UN Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-06/u-s-allies-step-up-china-rebuke-at-un-over-xinjiang-hong-kong

– Britain may boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over Xinjiang abuses, says Raab
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/britain-may-boycott-beijing-winter-olympics-over-xinjiang-abuses-says-raab-20201007-p562n8.html

– Xinjiang Authorities Jail Prominent Uyghur Comedian Over ‘Extremist and Separatist’ Songs
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/comedian-10062020124834.html

– Germany and Western allies call for acceptance of Uygurs as refugees as China is also slammed over Hong Kong law
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3104448/germany-and-western-allies-call-acceptance-uygurs-refugees

– What Future, In China, For The Uyghurs? – Analysis
https://www.eurasiareview.com/07102020-what-future-in-china-for-the-uyghurs-analysis/

– Dominic Raab does not rule out Winter Olympics boycott over Uighur Muslims
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-54441143

Uyghur News (Thursday – Sunday, October 01 – 04, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– China confirms death of Uighur man whose family says was held in Xinjiang camps
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/02/china-confirms-death-of-uighur-man-whose-family-says-was-held-in-xinjiang-camps

– Uyghur Women Released From Camps Work Long Hours For Low Pay in Forced Labor Scheme
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/labor-10012020174034.html

– Chinese Abuse of Uyghur Reaches Japan, Blackmails Migrant Into Spying on Tokyo
https://japan-forward.com/chinese-abuse-of-uyghur-reaches-japan-blackmails-migrant-into-spying-on-tokyo/

– One French politician fights to expose China’s Uighur concentration camps
https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-10-01/one-french-politician-fights-expose-china-s-uighur-concentration-camps

– What Forced Labor in Xinjiang Means for Supply Chain Due Diligence
https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/what-forced-labor-in-xinjiang-means-for-supply-chain-due-diligence/

– NBA player Rudy Gobert shows support for Uygurs in Xinjiang
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3104035/nba-player-rudy-gobert-shows-support-uygurs-xinjiang

– China is cracking down on yet another Muslim minority — the 10,000-person island Utsul community — while continuing its crusade against Uighurs
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-crackdown-utsul-muslim-minority-uighur-oppression-2020-10

– Hats, heritage and Uyghur rights: Ensuring this threatened culture is never forgotten
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20201004-hats-heritage-and-uyghur-rights-ensuring-this-threatened-culture-is-never-forgotten/

– China Admits Death Of Uyghur Man Who Was Allegedly Detained In Xinjiang Camps
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/china/china-admits-death-of-uyghur-man-who-was-allegedly-in-xinjiang-camps.html

Uyghur News (Monday – Friday, September 28 – October 02, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– China’s President Xi says Xinjiang policies ‘completely correct’ amid growing international criticism
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/27/asia/china-xi-jinping-xinjiang-intl-hnk/index.html

– Uncovering China’s Muslim gulag
https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/uncovering-chinas-muslim-gulag/

– Chinese President Xi Jinping defends Xinjiang detention network, claiming ‘happiness’ is on the rise
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-28/chinese-president-xi-jinping-uyghur-xinjiang-correct-happiness/12708930

– US moves to ban imports tied to forced Uighur labor in China’s Xinjiang region
https://www.icij.org/investigations/china-cables/us-moves-to-ban-imports-tied-to-forced-uighur-labor-in-chinas-xinjiang-region/

– Xinjiang: 16 thousand mosques destroyed or damaged in the last three years
http://asianews.it/news-en/Xinjiang:-16-thousand-mosques-destroyed-or-damaged-in-the-last-three-years-51146.html

– Time Honors Uighur American; House Bans Imports Made by Forced Uighur Labor
https://thetablet.org/time-honors-uighur-american-house-bans-imports-made-by-forced-uighur-labor/

– Uighur policy ‘could light fire’ under Xi Jinping in Muslim world
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/uighur-policy-could-light-fire-under-xi-jinping-in-muslim-world/news-story/4d9649f8acf2e72fd70b39a065660db4

– China Defends Policies Targeting Muslims as NYT Reports More Abuses in Xinjiang
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/29/headlines/china_defends_policies_targeting_muslims_as_nyt_reports_more_abuses_in_xinjiang

– UK Govt Mulls Proposal To Allow Uyghurs To File Plea In High Court Against Genocide In China
http://www.businessworld.in/article/UK-govt-mulls-proposal-to-allow-Uyghurs-to-file-plea-in-High-Court-against-genocide-in-China/30-09-2020-326258/

– Chinese teacher who poisoned 25 kindergartners out of ‘revenge’ sentenced to death
https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-teacher-poisoned-kindergarteners-sentenced-death

– Uighurs could be allowed to seek genocide ruling against China in UK
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/29/uk-courts-could-be-given-power-to-rule-that-uighurs-are-facing-genocide

– China builds new ‘detention facilities’ in Xinjiang: study
https://www.dw.com/en/china-builds-new-detention-facilities-in-xinjiang-study/a-55102183

– Uyghur Welfare Recipients Barred From Prayer in New Restriction on Religion
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/welfare-09302020135905.html

– U.S. puts China at top of forced labor list
https://news.trust.org/item/20200930172023-h9oso

– Merkel accuses China of ‘cruel treatment’ of minorities
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1742266/world

– China Doubles Down on Xinjiang Policy Amid Reports of Cultural Erasure
https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/china-doubles-down-on-xinjiang-policy-amid-reports-of-cultural-erasure/

– Jazz Gobert Shares Support For Uyghur Muslims In China
https://kslsports.com/442976/jazz-gobert-shares-support-for-uyghur-muslims-in-china/

– Uighur Couple, Official’s Article Confirm China’s Ban on Islamic Marriage Vow
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/5606220.html

– Rudy Gobert becomes first NBA player to speak out against concentration camps in China: ‘Wrong is wrong’
https://www.theblaze.com/news/rudy-gobert-china-internment-camps

Uyghur News (Friday – Saturday, September 25 – 26, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– China rebuked by West at U.N. rights forum on Hong Kong, Xinjiang
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-china-rights/china-rebuked-by-west-at-u-n-rights-forum-on-hong-kong-xinjiang-idUKKCN26G1JB

– China Is Erasing Mosques and Precious Shrines in Xinjiang
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/25/world/asia/xinjiang-china-religious-site.html

– Dragon intensifies its ethnic cleansing programme in Xinjiang; justifies its removal from the permanent membership of UNSC
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/ChanakyaCode/dragon-intensifies-its-ethnic-cleansing-programme-in-xinjiang-justifies-its-removal-from-the-permanent-membership-of-unsc/

– Colonialism and cultural erasure in Xinjiang
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/colonialism-and-cultural-erasure-xinjiang

– Xi Says China Will Continue Efforts to Assimilate Muslims in Xinjiang
https://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-says-china-will-continue-efforts-to-assimilate-muslims-in-xinjiang-11601133450

– How China’s project to de-Islamicise its Uyghur Muslims began and continues
https://theprint.in/opinion/how-chinas-project-to-de-islamicise-its-uyghur-muslims-began-and-continues/510928/

– China accused of razing religious sites and shrines in Xinjiang to wipe out Uyghur Muslims
https://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/china-accused-of-razing-religious-sites-and-shrines-in-xinjiang-to-wipe-out-uyghur-muslims/story-uVgrYaKLQqJ3jj1qpSMfHO.html

– CCP Continues to Destroy Uyghur Families: The Story of Mirehmet
https://bitterwinter.org/ccp-continues-to-destroy-uyghur-families-the-story-of-mirehmet/

– Family in ‘concentration camp’ Uighur man tells UN body
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/family-in-concentration-camp-uighur-man-tells-un-body-3550170

Uyghur News (Thursday, September 24, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Night Images Reveal Many New Detention Sites in China’s Xinjiang Region
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/world/asia/china-muslims-xinjiang-detention.html

– Are Xinjiang Detention Camps Expanding?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-09-24/are-xinjiang-detention-camps-expanding-video

– China’s vast network of ‘re-education camps’ and prisons where hundreds of thousands of Uyghur Muslims are detained is growing, new Australian mapping project reveals
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8767025/Chinas-vast-network-education-camps-Uyghur-Muslims-mapped-Australian-researchers.html

– There is now more evidence than ever that China is imprisoning Uighurs
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/24/china-imprisoning-uighurs-satellite-images-xinjiang

– US senators urge Netflix to scrap Chinese series, citing Uighurs
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/9/24/us-senators-urge-netflix-to-scrap-chinese-series-citing-uighurs

Uyghur News (Monday – Wednesday, September 21 – 23, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/21/asia/xinjiang-china-response-sterilization-intl-hnk/index.html

– Missing Uyghur Confirmed Dead by UN Working Group on Disappearances
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/dead-09212020141129.html

– Why The U.S. Should Issue An Atrocity Determination For Uighurs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliviaenos/2020/09/21/why-the-us-should-issue-an-atrocity-determination-for-uighurs/#963ad1127a06

– Major brands try to determine if cotton in their clothes is from Uighur forced labor in China
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/china/major-brands-try-determine-if-cotton-their-clothes-uighur-forced-n1240756

– Why Are Central Asian Countries Silent About China’s Uyghurs?
https://www.rferl.org/a/why-are-central-asian-countries-silent-about-china-s-uyghurs-/30852452.html

– USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel Named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of 100 Most Influential People in the World
https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases-statements/uscirf-commissioner-nury-turkel-named-time-s-annual-time100-list

– US House passes forced labour bill that would bar Xinjiang imports
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3102605/us-house-passes-forced-labour-bill-would-bar-xinjiang-imports

– US Congress Moves to Bar All Goods Made in Xinjiang
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/us-congress-moves-bar-all-goods-made-xinjiang

– Pompeo says U.S. working on language for China’s treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang
https://in.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo-xinjiang/pompeo-says-u-s-working-on-language-for-chinas-treatment-of-muslims-in-xinjiang-idUSKCN26E2ZB

– Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti’s Daughter Calls For His Release on Sixth Anniversary of His Jailing
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/release-09232020181045.html

– Ilham Tohti’s punishment for challenging China’s historical narrative
https://supchina.com/2020/09/23/ilham-tohti-and-his-life-sentence-for-challenging-chinas-historical-narrative/

– U.S. House passes China forced labor bill near unanimously
https://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN26D31U