Category Archives: Eastern Turkestan

Uyghur News (Sunday, September 20, 2020)

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

– H&M dumps Chinese supplier following allegations of forced Uyghur labor
https://usaherald.com/hm-dumps-chinese-supplier-following-allegations-of-forced-uyghur-labor/

– Nominees for European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize announced
https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/eu-affairs/131996/nominees-for-european-parliaments-sakharov-prize-announced/

– Sexual Abuse of Uyghur Women by CCP Cadres in Xinjiang: A Victim Speaks Out
https://bitterwinter.org/sexual-abuse-of-uyghur-women-by-ccp-cadres-in-xinjiang/

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

Uyghur News (Thursday, September 17, 2020)

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

– Activists, Experts Call on UN to Recognize China’s Uighur ‘Genocide’
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/activists-experts-call-un-recognize-chinas-uighur-genocide

– UN Human Rights Chief may visit Xinjiang with Chinese authorities
https://www.wionews.com/videos/un-human-rights-chief-may-visit-xinjiang-with-chinese-authorities-328078

Uyghur News (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)

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

– US drops sweeping Xinjiang goods ban, China’s cotton sector breathes temporary sigh of relief
https://www.scmp.com/economy/global-economy/article/3101611/us-drops-sweeping-xinjiang-goods-ban-chinas-cotton-sector

– Detainees Endure Forced Labor in Xinjiang Region Where Disney Filmed Mulan
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/labor-09162020140608.html

– ‘Uyghurs Are the Real Mulan,’ Uyghur Supporters Say
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/uyghurs-are-the-real-mulan-uyghur-supporters-say/5585773.html

– A CRASH COURSE ON THE DETAINMENT OF UYGHURS AND UYGHUR WRITERS
https://bookriot.com/detainment-of-uyghur-writers/

– China’s persecution of Muslim minorities: A Uyghur student living in Turkey shares her story
https://globalvoices.org/2020/09/16/chinas-persecution-of-muslim-minorities-one-uyghur-student-living-in-turkey-shares-her-story/

– Rights groups pen letter declaring Uighur genocide in China
https://www.jurist.org/news/2020/09/rights-groups-pen-letter-declaring-uighur-genocide-in-china/

– Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/09/16/erdogan-is-turning-turkey-into-a-chinese-client-state/

Uyghur News ( Friday – Monday, September 11 – 14, 2020)

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

– US senators join criticism of Disney for filming Mulan in Xinjiang
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/us-senators-join-criticism-of-disney-for-filming-mulan-in-xinjiang-79452

– Backlash over filming ‘Mulan’ in Xinjiang ‘generated a lot of issues,’ admits Disney
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/11/media/disney-mulan-xinjiang-intl-hnk/index.html

– U.N. rights chief discussing visit to Xinjiang with China
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-china/u-n-rights-chief-discussing-visit-to-xinjiang-with-china-idUSKBN2651D6

– US Media Pan Disney Over Filming Mulan in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/mulan-09142020153405.html

– U.S. pulls back from broad import bans for cotton, tomatoes from China’s Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trade-china-xinjiang/update-3-us-pulls-back-from-broad-import-bans-for-cotton-tomatoes-from-chinas-xinjiang-idUSL1N2GB1DZ

– Viral Tweet Sparks London Protest Against China’s Abuse of Uyghur Muslims
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3azmaj/viral-tweet-sparks-london-protest-against-chinas-abuse-of-uyghur-muslims

– Europe said ‘never again.’ Why is it silent on Uighur genocide?
https://www.politico.eu/article/uighur-genocide-china-why-is-europe-silent/

– Models, Uighur activists protest outside studio at start of New York Fashion Week
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-new-york-fashion-week-uighur-20200913-j7q66wv5ondkjflaxqvfexbv6e-story.html

A Short History of Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda – Part 1




I am the keeper of an untold story.
The story of a volunteer group who scored a victory against the Chinese Communist Party.

Whether or not you believe I am delusional for thinking Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda closed the Florida Splendid China theme park is of no consequence. The contributions from people and organizations deserve to be acknowledged and as the Coordinator it falls on me. I apologize for taking so long. I should have ignored the threats and provided hope. A complete telling of this story would take hours, please do not allow the brevity of this presentation to diminish the accomplishments of the participants.

First, why was there opposition to the Florida Splendid China theme park?
Florida Splendid China was owned and operated by China Travel Services (HK) whose senior management are selected by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. 1 The State Council is the highest organ of state power in the Chinese Communist Party controlled Peoples Republic of China.

Secret documents obtained and translated from a 1993 Propaganda conference specifically addressed the use of cultural exchanges to spread Chinese government propaganda. 2 The St. Petersburg Times newspaper in an article covering the opening of Florida Splendid China stated their management were hoping to bring in children by the busload. 3

Opposition to the theme park focused on the following exhibits 4 :

  • Tibet's Potala Palace 5
  • The so-called Mausoleum of Genghis Khan 6
  • Id Gah Mosque 7
  • Tomb of Apak Hoja - misnamed the Xiang Fei's Tomb 8

The inclusion of the Potala Palace, home to successive Dalai Lamas since 1645, implied it was Chinese and Tibetans were Chinese. The irony is the Peoples Liberation Army bombarded the structure in 1959 during the Tibetan Uprising. The Potala Palace no longer fulfills the same role as the center of Tibetan cultural, religious, and political life as the Chinese government turned it into a museum.

The inclusion of an exhibit called the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is another example of how the Chinese government attempted to distort history. The memory of the Great Khan was kept alive for nearly 700 years with the nomadic Three Ordons of Chinghis Khan, a mobile shrine dedicated to his memory since nobody knows the location of his grave. Under Chinese Communist rule, the three Ordons were confiscated and a structure built to house (and control) the relics. This structure is called the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan and was used as a pig pen during the Cultural Revolution. Chinghis Khan was never Chinese although his descendants ruled over them.

The Id Gah Mosque, a centerpiece of the ancient silk road city of Kashgar is used as a tourist attraction and maintained under the control of a committee of avowed atheists.

Building started on the Tomb of Apak Hoja in 1640 and is the resting place for him and 72 of his relatives, including Ipar Han. The Uyghur believe she committed suicide rather than become the Chinese Emperor's concubine - the theme park's version erases her great struggle and replaces it with a false history. Calling the structure the "Tomb of Xiang Fei" or "Fragrant Concubine" is an attempt to rewrite history.

Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda also opposed the inclusion of religious exhibits 9 in the theme park. Their inclusion in the theme park implies the government of China allows the free expression of religion when all religious activity in the Peoples Republic of China is under the control of avowed atheists, the Chinese Communist Party.

To help explain what Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda was not against, none of the other exhibits were a target of our activities. Our webpages provided entries for each of the exhibits 10 and solicited further information from the public. This was not an anti-China effort.

Many organizations called on the theme park management to remove these exhibits. Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda wrote letters to the theme park management to discuss the signage in front of the exhibits and we would stop our activities. A letter was sent prior to each demonstration organized by CACCP and never answered. 11

Second, what was done in opposition to the Florida Splendid China theme park?

Protest demonstrations started outside the main gate of the attraction on Grand Opening day in December 1993, and continued at an average of every two or so months. 12 When the price dropped for an annual ticket to just above the price of a daily admission, demonstrators entered the park. Statements were read in front of the exhibits and videotaped, however there were no video streaming services to get the word out like today. There was local media coverage and a segment on the nightly TV news was devoted to our demonstration when Takster Rinpoche, elder brother of His Holiness Dalai Lama, attended.

Letters were written to all the 69 Florida Public School Boards relating our objections to public school field trips and the indoctrination of our children in Chinese Communist Party propaganda. 13

Our short-lived snail mail newsletter converted to the internet and morphed into a number of mailing lists, a running history of the efforts against the theme park, and information on the struggle against the falsification of Tibetan, Mongolian and Uyghur histories.

Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda also held conferences with international attendees and colluded with activists in the Holland to stop the Sweet Lake China theme park scheduled for an opening in 2002. 14

I am reticent to name supporting individuals. To protect their anonymity and forgo any possible negative consequences resulting from a change of situation, I believe it to be the most prudent course of action. The list includes Tibetans, Mongolians, Uyghur, Taiwanese, Japanese, Chinese, Americans, Europeans and many others. To actually list all the names would take longer than this video and invariably some will be forgotten.
Among the organizations supporting Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda in the effort against the propaganda theme were the Office of Tibet New York, Inner Mongolian Peoples Party, Uyghur American Association, International Campaign for Tibet, Eastern Turkestan National Congress, Formosans for Human Rights, International Tibet Independence Movement and members of Chushi Gangduk.

As a consequence of our efforts, Florida Splendid China closed its gates at the end of 2003. Although the media proclaimed it was the economic downturn after 9-11, the real reason was the united effort convincing Florida citizens and visitors the truth about Florida Splendid China. In April 2004, I authored an OpEd in Insight Magazine 15 to defend my position and later that month the Houston Consulate of the Peoples Republic of China. called my home. 16 The thinly veiled threats against family members were communicated to US authorities and I ceased all political activities, for a while.

Future videos will discuss certain aspects in more detail.


  1. Exhibit A: Page 15 of a 1996 stock prospectus for China Travel Services (Holdings) HK describing ownership and control structure for China Travel Services (Holdings) HK; (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/case.html#exa) back
  2. International Campaign for Tibet. "China's Public Relations Strategy on Tibet: Classified Documents from the Beijing Propaganda Conference." (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/bp.html) back
  3. "Newest Attraction attracts protesters", St. Petersburg Times, December 20, 1993, (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/mc/prpc1993.pdf) back
  4. Why We Object to the Inclusion of Minority Exhibits. (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/wwom.html) back
  5. The Potala Palace page (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/e/ex37.html) back
  6. The 'Mausoleum of Ghenghis Khan" page (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/e/ex26.html back
  7. The Id Gah Mosque page (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/e/ex30.html) back
  8. The Tomb of Apak Hoja page (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/e/ex29.html) back
  9. Why we object to the inclusion of religious exhibits. (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/wwor.html) back
  10. Link to CACCP's Florida Splendid China Exhibits webpage (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/e/ back
  11. Letters to Florida Splendid China (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/action/ac2/index.html back
  12. List of Demonstrations and Actions (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/action/ac1.html back
  13. Florida Public School Board Campaign (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/action/ac4/index.html back
  14. Sweet Lake China webpage; (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/slc/) back
  15. "Chinese Theme park Incited Anger Instead of Amusement" (https://caccp.freedomsherald.org/article.pdf back
  16. Documentation of activities perpetrated by the Chinese government against US citizens; (http://www.churchward.com/harass/ back

Uyghur News ( Monday – Tuesday, September 07 – 08, 2020)

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

– Disney faces more ‘Mulan’ backlash after film thanks Xinjiang government agencies in credits
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/disney-faces-more-mulan-backlash-after-film-thanks-xinjiang-government-n1239679

– Disney criticised for filming Mulan in China’s Xinjiang province
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-54064654

– Holiday to Turkey led to concentration camp for Uighurs
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/holiday-to-turkey-led-to-concentration-camp-for-uighurs-s96593bqd

– Why Calls to Boycott ‘Mulan’ Over Concerns About China Are Growing
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/world/asia/china-mulan-xinjiang.html

– U.S. readies bans on cotton, tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-xinjiang/us-prepares-orders-blocking-cotton-tomato-imports-from-chinas-xinjiang-over-forced-labor-idUSKBN25Z29N

– Xinjiang: apparel groups expect Trump administration blocking order on Chinese textile imports
https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3100610/xinjiang-apparel-groups-expect-trump-administration-blocking

– Three Internment Camps Operating in Xinjiang’s Kashgar, Despite Chinese Claims of Closures
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/camps-09082020123500.html

– Disney Thanks Chinese Communist Party for Allowing Mulan to Be Filmed in Xianjiang, Near Uyghur Concentration Camps
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/disney-thanks-chinese-communist-party-for-allowing-mulan-to-be-filmed-in-xianjiang-near-uighur-concentration-camps/

– China crushing every trace of Islamic identity to robotically reprogram them as Han Chinese, says scholar
https://www.indiablooms.com/world-details/SA/25814/china-crushing-every-trace-of-islamic-identity-to-robotically-reprogram-them-as-han-chinese-says-scholar.html

Uyghur News (Thursday – Sunday, September 03 – 06, 2020)

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

– Geopolitical Hotspot: Xinjiang and the Uighur Internment Camps
http://geographical.co.uk/geopolitics/hotspot/item/3811-geopolitical-hotspot-xinjiang-and-the-uighur-internment-camps

– The Disappeared: Relatives of Vanished Uyghurs Tell Their Sad Stories
https://bitterwinter.org/relatives-of-vanished-uyghurs-tell-their-sad-stories/

– New evidence of China’s concentration camps shows its hardening resolve to wipe out the Uighurs
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/new-evidence-of-chinas-concentration-camps-shows-its-hardening-resolve-to-wipe-out-the-uighurs/2020/09/03/aeeb71b4-ebb2-11ea-99a1-71343d03bc29_story.html

– The Uyghur Genocide
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/09/21/the-uyghur-genocide/

– Joe Biden condemns Beijing’s treatment towards Uyghur Muslims
https://www.indiablooms.com/world-details/USN/25749/joe-biden-condemns-beijing-s-treatment-towards-uyghur-muslims.html

– Independent Tribunal Launched to Judge Claims of Mass Atrocities Crimes in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/tribunal-09032020170056.html

– A People’s Tribunal to Investigate Allegations of Chinese Genocide Against the Uyghurs
https://bitterwinter.org/peoples-tribunal-to-investigate-chinese-genocide-against-uyghurs/

– Chinese doctor says she participated in ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Uyghurs
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chinese-doctor-says-she-participated-in-ethnic-cleansing-of-uyghurs-60164

-UK public tribunal leads investigation into Uyghur genocide by China
https://www.foxnews.com/world/uk-public-tribunal-leads-investigation-into-uyghur-genocide-by-china

– The Situation Of Uighur Muslims Will Be Assessed By An Independent Inquiry
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2020/09/04/the-situation-of-uighur-muslims-will-be-assessed-by-an-independent-inquiry/#238443b8690b

Malaysia won’t extradite Uighurs to China, minister says-
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-uighur/malaysia-wont-extradite-uighurs-to-china-minister-says-idUSKBN25V1KE

– Uighur Muslim teacher tells of forced sterilisation in Xinjiang
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/04/muslim-minority-teacher-50-tells-of-forced-sterilisation-in-xinjiang-china

– Uighurs in Japan call for action to end forced labor in Xinjiang
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/06/national/social-issues/uighurs-japan-forced-labor-xinjiang-china/

– Uyghur: Activists urge OIC to discuss human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region
https://www.indiablooms.com/world-details/F/25784/uyghur-activists-urge-oic-to-discuss-human-rights-situation-in-china-s-xinjiang-region.html

Uyghur News ( Thursday – Saturday, August 27 – 29, 2020)

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

– Former Detainees in Kashgar Draw Low Salaries, Forfeit Half of Wages to Old Internment Camps
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detainees-08272020150624.html

– We know up to 3 million Uighurs are suffering in concentration camps, says Dolkun Isa, President World Uighur Congress to WION
https://www.wionews.com/world/we-know-upto-3-million-uighurs-are-suffering-in-concentration-camps-says-dolkun-isa-president-world-uighur-congress-to-wion-323402

– Dhaka witnesses protests against China’s treatment of Uyghurs
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/dhaka-witnesses-protests-against-chinas-treatment-of-uyghurs/articleshow/77809244.cms

– Xinjiang Authorities Jail Family Members of Two Uyghurs in Exile For Travel, Overseas Ties
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/overseas-08282020164436.html

– Pakistan a fake democracy, India needs to break Pak’s nexus with China, says self-exiled Uyghur leader
https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/pakistan-a-fake-democracy-india-needs-to-break-paks-nexus-with-china-says-self-exiled-uyghur-leader/2068945/

– OPINION: Forced organ harvesting could be making its way into the UK health system
https://news.trust.org/item/20200828082140-xyga1

– US Fines Company for Goods Made With Suspected Forced Labor in China
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/us-fines-company-goods-made-suspected-forced-labor-china

– Washington, New York Protesters Call for Recognition of Uighur Abuses as Genocide
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/washington-new-york-protesters-call-recognition-uighur-abuses-genocide

Uyghur News ( Monday, August 31 – September 02, 2020)

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

– In China’s Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown
https://apnews.com/309c576c6026031769fd88f4d86fda89

– China’s top diplomat Wang Yi dismisses European rights concerns over Xinjiang
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-wang-yi-uighur-muslims-xinjiang-camp-concerns-13067772

– The horror reality of China’s Xinjiang
https://www.freepressjournal.in/world/the-horror-reality-of-chinas-xinjiang

– Russian Academics Call in Open Letter for Release of Uyghur Professor
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/letter-08312020185017.html

– Brother, Sister of Turkey-Based Uyghur Academic Reported Ill in Prison in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ill-09012020173836.html

– Sean R. Roberts on China’s War on the Uyghurs
https://thediplomat.com/2020/08/sean-r-roberts-on-chinas-war-on-the-uyghurs/

– Hong Kong, Xinjiang Crackdowns Haunt China FM Wang’s Europe Tour
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wang-europe-09022020084817.html

– Uyghur ‘caretaking’ and the isolation of reeducation
https://supchina.com/2020/09/02/uyghur-care-taking-and-the-isolation-of-reeducation/

– Pompeo Condemns Iran’s Silence on China Uyghurs After Khamenei Says UAE ‘Betrayed’ Islam
https://www.newsweek.com/pompeo-iran-china-uyghurs-1529073

– China’s Oppression Of Uyghurs Amounts To ‘genocide’, Says Biden Campaign
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/us-news/chinas-oppression-of-uyghurs-amounts-to-genocide-says-biden-campai.html

– China seeking to destroy Uighurs, looking forward to your public callout: Pompeo hits out at Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
https://www.wionews.com/world/china-seeking-to-destroy-uighurs-looking-forward-to-your-public-callout-pompeo-hits-out-at-iran-leader-ayatollah-ali-khamenei-324661

Uyghur News ( Tuesday – Wednesday August 25 – 26, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/
Policy Options in Response to Crimes Against Humanity and Potential Genocide in Xinjiang

Policy Options in Response to Crimes Against Humanity and Potential Genocide in Xinjiang

– Trump administration mulls formally accusing China of Uighur ‘genocide’: report
https://thehill.com/policy/international/china/513590-trump-administration-mulls-formally-accusing-china-of-uighur

– Mazars Destroyed in Xinjiang: A Cultural Genocide Continues
https://bitterwinter.org/mazars-destroyed-in-xinjiang/

– Dutch Government Formally Accepts Complaints From Uyghur Exiles Over Chinese Intimidation
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/complaints-08262020140248.html

– Gravitas: Exclusive: President of Uighur Congress on WION
https://www.wionews.com/videos/gravitas-exclusive-president-of-uighur-congress-on-wion-323300

– China will regret its shocking Uighur genocide
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/26/china-will-regret-shocking-uighur-genocide/

– Uighur woman separated from family by China, Son appeals for release
https://www.wionews.com/videos/uighur-woman-separated-from-family-by-china-son-appeals-for-release-323288