Category Archives: Eastern Turkestan

Uyghur News ( Saturday – Tuesday, May 02 – 05, 2020)

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

China plans to send Uygur Muslims from Xinjiang re-education camps to work in other parts of country
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3082602/china-plans-send-ugyur-muslims-xinjiang-re-education-camps-work

‘What Are They Trying To Hide?’ Uyghurs Ask of China’s Media Curbs in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xuar-pressfreedom-05022020161837.html

‘Then They Came For Me – And There Was No One Left To Speak For Me’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2020/05/02/then-they-came-for-meand-there-was-no-one-left-to-speak-for-me/#24296c576762

An overview of Human Rights Violation in Xinjiang
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/05/03/an-overview-of-human-rights-violation-in-xinjiang/

Religious freedom reports condemn China’s war against Christianity and other faiths
https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/361902/religious-freedom-reports-condemn-chinas-war-against-christianity-and-other-faiths/

What to know about US legislation aimed at punishing China for human rights abuses
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-to-know-about-us-legislation-aimed-at-punishing-china-for-human-rights-abuses

Preserving Uyghur Art And Culture Amid Cultural Genocide
https://supchina.com/2020/05/05/preserving-uyghur-art-and-culture-amid-cultural-genocide/

Surveillance Increases in Xinjiang’s Residential Communities
https://bitterwinter.org/surveillance-increases-in-xinjiangs-residential-communities/

‘She Might be Out, But She’s Under Surveillance’: Sister of Uyghur Former Camp Detainee
https://www.rfa.org/english/women/sister-05052020123029.html

Vast “Skynet” surveillance system exacerbates crackdown on religious freedom in China
https://news.barnabasfund.org/Vast–Skynet–surveillance-system-exacerbates-crackdown-on-religious-freedom-in-China/

Uyghur News ( Thursday-Friday, April 30 – May 1, 2020)

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

This Ramadan, Muslims should spare a thought for Uighurs in Xinjiang
https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/ramadan-muslim-states-must-unite-aid-persecuted-uighurs

A feeling of hopelessness: Interview with a Uyghur refugee in Turkey
https://globalvoices.org/2020/04/30/a-feeling-of-hopelessness-interview-with-a-uyghur-refugee-in-turkey/

Three Years of Mass Internment in Xinjiang Lead to Diplomatic Woes For China
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/woes-04302020160528.html

Xinjiang Authorities Construct Parking Lot Atop Historic Uyghur Cemetery
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/cemetery-05012020134504.html

Xinjiang Students Mandated to Love CCP, Resist ‘US Interference’
https://bitterwinter.org/xinjiang-students-mandated-to-love-ccp-resist-us-interference/

Detained in J&K, 3 Uyghur Asylum Seekers Hope Against Hope for Relief
https://thewire.in/rights/uyghur-muslims-jammu-kashmir

Uyghur News ( Monday-Tuesday, April 27-28, 2020)

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

Diaspora Uighurs Continue Online Activism Against Crackdown in Xinjiang
https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/diaspora-uighurs-continue-online-activism-against-crackdown-xinjiang

Emrati Princess Hend Faisal Al Qassimi Voices Rare Muslim Support For Persecuted Uyghurs
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/princess-04272020161658.html

Why China Should Not Be Included in the UN Human Rights Council
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-china-should-not-be-included-un-human-rights-council-147301

These Uighur Journalists Are Investigating the Fate of 1 Million Muslims in China
https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/5dm74q/these-uighur-journalists-are-investigating-the-fate-of-1-million-muslims-in-china

Emrati Princess voices rare support for Chinese Muslims
https://www.siasat.com/emrati-princess-voices-rare-support-chinese-muslims-1880666/

China is installing surveillance cameras outside people’s front doors … and sometimes inside their homes
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/27/asia/cctv-cameras-china-hnk-intl/

A Uyghur Man’s Letter to His Lost Mother
https://bitterwinter.org/a-uyghur-mans-letter-to-his-lost-mother/

Who are the Uyghurs, China’s Islamic minority?
https://www.foxnews.com/world/uyghurs-china-islamic-minority

UK government urged to ban Xinjiang cotton imports
https://www.ecotextile.com/2020042826023/materials-production-news/uk-government-urged-to-ban-xinjiang-cotton-imports.html

SMHRIC statement at “China’s Threat to Global Democracy and Human Rights” conference

The following is a speech of Enghebatu Togochog, Director of SMHRIC, made at the “China’s Threat to Global Democracy and Human Rights” conference held at Hunter College in New York:

Sain baitsagaanuu? Dashi Delek!

Happy Losar to my Tibetan brothers and sisters!

First of all, I would like to thank my dear brother Ngawang Tharchin and his team for giving us this opportunity to become a co-organizer of this event. My name is Enghebatu Togochog.

I am a Mongolian from Southern Mongolia which is another nation occupied and colonized by China, like Tibet and East Turkistan.

As you all know, in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party took control over China proper. Soon after, our three nations, Southern Mongolia, Tibet and East Turkistan, were overrun by the Chinese Communist Party. Our sovereignty was replaced with autonomy which existed only on name; our national territory was reduced to “Autonomous Region”; our people were downgraded to “ethnic minorities” on our own land. Southern Mongolia was the guinea pig of China’s ethnic policy experiment; all of China’s ethnic policies including large-scale genocide, ethnic cleansing, political purge, population transfer, economic exploitation, cultural eradication and environmental destruction have been formulated, tested and validated their effectiveness in Southern Mongolia. During the past 7 decades of Chinese colonial rule, Southern Mongolia has experienced at least three waves of ethnic cleansing or genocide campaigns:

As early as 1947 even before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the CCP orchestrated and carried out the so-called “Land Reform Movement” in Southern Mongolia to execute around 20,000 Mongolians and effectively confiscated Mongolian land; And during the 1950s, the Government of China carried out another wave of political witch-hunt to arrest, imprison and execute thousands of Southern Mongolian elites under of name of “anti-national-rightest” movement; The genocide par excellence of CCP took place during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At least 100,000 Southern Mongolians were killed and a half million were arrested, imprisoned and tortured.

Once the physical genocide of Southern Mongolian nation was concluded with triumph, the Government of China experimented another form of genocide “Cultural genocide” or “ethnocide” in Southern Mongolia starting 2001. The entire Mongolian rural population and nomadic civilization as a whole were put to trial. Practicing the traditional way of life and raising livestock on their ancestral grazing land became a crime. The grassland that was the foundation of nomadic civilization has completely been destroyed by the Chinese miners and colonial settlers.

Proven their effectiveness in Southern Mongolia, these genocides, ethnocides, and ecocides were soon carried out in Tibet, and now implemented in East Turkistan in front of the eyes of international community. Chinese regime’s oppressive and brutal nature is not confined to its occupied nations and China proper. It has been a major threat to free and democratic world. Hong Kong is already on their plate, and Taiwan is on their menu.

Even more disturbing and worrisome development is that China is trying hard, and partially successful, to export colonialism to developing world and authoritarianism to democratic world. China is not sparing any opportunity from cross-continental projects like Road and Belt Initiative to community-targeted propaganda like Queen Library Exhibition.

Chinese money is at work everywhere from neighboring countries to central Asia, from Africa to South America. Even in the free and democratic world, Chinese money is threatening the core value of democracy, human rights and human dignity. One small example is Chinese embassy’s recent attempt to promote Chinese propaganda and brainwash American society about Tibet through a rather small exhibition at the public library right here in our neighborhood. But, one thing the Chinese Government miscalculated about is the power of resistance.

Thanks to the two-week powerful protests organized by our Tibetan brothers and sisters, China had to learn the lesson that their money is not always omnipotent. Here I would like to congratulate all of our Tibetan friends for their powerful and successful campaign to bring down the exhibition in Queen Public Library. Your action not only is inspirational to all of us, but also a proof that if we stand up together and resist together, there is still hope for freedom and democracy.

Thank you,

Enghebatu Togochog

Director Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC)

Uyghur News ( Thursday – Friday, April 23-24, 2020)

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

Down The Memory Hole: China’s Imperial Problem in Xinjiang
http://www.archconuga.com/2020/04/23/down-the-memory-hole-chinas-imperial-problem-in-xinjiang/

US Holocaust Museum Adds China to List of Case Studies Over Mass Internment of Uyghurs
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/case-04232020134613.html

Lawyers Call on UK Not to Import Cotton From China Because of Forced Labour Claim
https://www.albawaba.com/news/lawyers-call-uk-not-import-cotton-china-because-forced-labour-claim-1352688

Is China committing genocide while the world is distracted by the global pandemic?
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/04/23/is-china-committing-a-genocide-while-the-world-is-distracted-by-the-global-pandemic-912049

Believers Tortured to Renounce Their Faith in Xinjiang’s Camps
https://bitterwinter.org/believers-tortured-to-renounce-their-faith-in-xinjiangs-camps/

USCIRF Commends U.S. Holocaust Museum Spotlight on China
https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases-statements/uscirf-commends-us-holocaust-museum-spotlight-china

MIT cancels China AI firm contract over human rights concerns
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/24/mit-cancels-china-ai-firm-contract-over-human-righ/

Exile Groups Call For Muslims to End Silence on Uyghurs at Start of Ramadan
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ramadan-04242020153543.html

Ramadan For Muslim Uyghurs Could Mean Jail
https://abc14news.com/2020/04/24/ramadan-for-muslim-uyghurs-could-mean-jail/

Stores criticised over materials linked to Uighur labour camps
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/stores-criticised-over-materials-linked-to-uighur-labour-camps-7lgptdf7h

Policy, Guns and Money: Uyghurs for sale
https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/policy-guns-and-money-uyghurs-for-sale/

Uyghur News ( Wednesday, April 22, 2020)

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

– Amid Its Covid-19 Crisis, China Was Still Hacking Uighurs’ iPhones
https://www.wired.com/story/amid-covid-19-crisis-china-hacking-uighur-iphones/

– New iPhone exploit discovered: Chinese hackers spy on Uyghur Muslims in the autonomous region of Xinjiang
https://www.2-spyware.com/chinese-muslim-minority-targeted-with-spyware-in-new-iphone-hack

– China must not shape the future of human rights at the UN
https://theconversation.com/china-must-not-shape-the-future-of-human-rights-at-the-un-136178

– Chinese Hackers Using New iPhone Hack to Spy On Uyghur Muslims
https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/iphone-zero-day-exploit.html

– UK urged to stop cotton imports made in Chinese ‘prison camps’
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-cotton-china-trfn/uk-urged-to-stop-cotton-imports-made-in-chinese-prison-camps-idUSKCN225016

– Hackers may be attacking iPhones by sending emails that can infect phones without you even opening the email
https://www.businessinsider.sg/apple-iphone-security-flaw-mail-app-zecops-research-2020-4

– Charity warrior Ozil stares down media in Arsenal pay-cut row
https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/charity-warrior-ozil-stares-down-media-in-arsenal-pay-cut-row-4323377?utm_source%3Dgoogle-newsstand%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles

Uyghur News ( Saturday-Tuesday, April 18-21, 2020)

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

The UN is rewarding China’s litany of human rights abuse – analysis
https://www.jpost.com/international/the-un-is-rewarding-chinaa-litany-of-human-rights-abuse-analysis-625067

‘Fortified’ training camps for Uyghurs
https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/columnists/—fortified—-training-camps-for-uyghurs.html

CHINA ORGAN HARVESTING CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND UN CHIEF INVESTIGATES APPOINTMENT OF CHINESE DIPLOMAT TO HUMAN RIGHTS ROLE
https://www.newsweek.com/china-organ-harvesting-campaigners-demand-un-chief-investigates-appointment-chinese-diplomat-1498969

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns
https://www.wired.com/story/mit-cuts-ties-chinese-ai-firm-human-rights/

Uyghur taxi driver and his mother jailed in China for transporting imam
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200421-uyghur-taxi-driver-and-his-mother-jailed-in-china-for-transporting-imam/

New iOS exploit discovered being used to spy on China’s Uyghur minority
https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-ios-exploit-discovered-being-used-to-spy-on-chinas-uyghur-minority/

Uyghur News ( Tuesday – Friday, April 14-17, 2020)

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

CCP Assimilates Uyghurs by Banning Their Culture and Religion
https://bitterwinter.org/ccp-assimilates-uyghurs-by-banning-their-culture-and-religion/

Uighur exile in Canada fears for family, friends in China amid COVID-19
https://globalnews.ca/news/6819194/uighur-exile-in-canada-fears-for-family-friends-in-china-amid-covid-19/

Curbing China’s rise should be America’s top priority
https://spectator.us/curbing-china-rise-america-top-priority/

Teachers From China’s Interior Encouraged to Settle in Xinjiang as Part of ‘Aid’ Program
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/teachers-04152020184759.html

The world is ignoring a demographic holocaust in Xinjiang
https://mercatornet.com/the-world-is-ignoring-a-demographic-holocaust-in-xinjiang/47908/

For Uyghurs, “Poverty Alleviation” Means Cultural Genocide
https://bitterwinter.org/for-uyghurs-poverty-alleviation-means-cultural-genocide/

China Denies US Allegations It’s Testing Nuclear Weapons
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/1

Uyghur Taxi Driver, Mother Handed Harsh Jail Terms in Xinjiang’s Ghulja City
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/driver-04172020172200.html

Meet the Uyghur campaigner who’s a regular at Shabbat dinners
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-uyghur-campaigner-whos-a-regular-at-shabbat-dinners/

Uyghur News ( Saturday – Monday, April 11-13, 2020)

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

Trump Blacklisted This Chinese Company. Now It’s Making Coronavirus Masks for U.S. Hospitals.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdqnb/trump-blacklisted-this-chinese-company-now-its-making-coronavirus-masks-for-us-hospitals

China’s appointment to UN human rights panel sparks outrage
https://www.worldtribune.com/chinas-appointment-to-un-human-rights-panel-sparks-outrage/

Subsidies For Han Settlers ‘Engineering Demographics’ in Uyghur-Majority Southern Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/settlers-04132020172143.html

BRIEF-Xinjiang Haoyuan Natural Gas Probed For Suspected Information Disclosure Violation
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-xinjiang-haoyuan-natural-gas-probe/brief-xinjiang-haoyuan-natural-gas-probed-for-suspected-information-disclosure-violation-idUSP8N2BY019

Demolishing Faith: The Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques and Shrines
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2020-04-14/demolishing-faith-destruction-and-desecration-uyghur-mosques-and

Uyghur News ( Wednesday – Friday, April 8 – 10, 2020)

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

Global Brands Wary Amid Reports of Forced Labor in China’s Xinjiang
https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/global-brands-wary-amid-reports-forced-labor-chinas-xinjiang

China’s Appointment to U.N. Human Rights Panel Sparks Global Outcry
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/un-rights-04082020135543.html

China’s people of faith: Canaries in Xi Jinping’s coal mine
http://www.southeastsun.com/opinion/article_2df2a1a8-79bc-11ea-b40f-034842918eb9.html

Turkey-based Businessman First Uyghur in Exile to Die of COVID-19
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/businessman-04092020150834.html

Uyghurs Deported to Other Provinces as Slave Laborers to Restart Economy
https://www.theepochtimes.com/uyghurs-deported-to-other-provinces-as-slave-laborers-to-restart-economy_3305948.html

China Discovers 100 Million Tons Of Oil On Uyghur Land
https://abc14news.com/2020/04/09/china-discovers-100-million-tons-of-oil-on-uyghur-land/

The Persecution of Uyghurs in China
https://public.tableau.com/profile/louise.le?fbclid=IwAR3OwHKb9CYobKmaGc-NQ_DgQSyrq91unfJuYXIXDQfbsl6Ga7lOBiGw9yA#!/vizhome/ThePersecutionofUyghursinChina/UyghurPersecutioninChina

China discovers 100 million ton oilfield in northwestern Xinjiang
https://bingepost.com/china-discovers-100-million-ton-oilfield-in-northwestern-xinjiang/92577/