Category Archives: Eastern Turkestan

Uyghur News (Sunday, September 20, 2020)

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– H&M dumps Chinese supplier following allegations of forced Uyghur labor

– Nominees for European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize announced

– Sexual Abuse of Uyghur Women by CCP Cadres in Xinjiang: A Victim Speaks Out

– Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women

Uyghur News (Thursday, September 17, 2020)

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– Activists, Experts Call on UN to Recognize China’s Uighur ‘Genocide’

– UN Human Rights Chief may visit Xinjiang with Chinese authorities

Uyghur News (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)

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– US drops sweeping Xinjiang goods ban, China’s cotton sector breathes temporary sigh of relief

– Detainees Endure Forced Labor in Xinjiang Region Where Disney Filmed Mulan

– ‘Uyghurs Are the Real Mulan,’ Uyghur Supporters Say


– China’s persecution of Muslim minorities: A Uyghur student living in Turkey shares her story

– Rights groups pen letter declaring Uighur genocide in China

– Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State

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

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– US senators join criticism of Disney for filming Mulan in Xinjiang

– Backlash over filming ‘Mulan’ in Xinjiang ‘generated a lot of issues,’ admits Disney

– U.N. rights chief discussing visit to Xinjiang with China

– US Media Pan Disney Over Filming Mulan in Xinjiang

– U.S. pulls back from broad import bans for cotton, tomatoes from China’s Xinjiang

– Viral Tweet Sparks London Protest Against China’s Abuse of Uyghur Muslims

– Europe said ‘never again.’ Why is it silent on Uighur genocide?

– Models, Uighur activists protest outside studio at start of New York Fashion Week

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; ( back
  2. International Campaign for Tibet. "China's Public Relations Strategy on Tibet: Classified Documents from the Beijing Propaganda Conference." ( back
  3. "Newest Attraction attracts protesters", St. Petersburg Times, December 20, 1993, ( back
  4. Why We Object to the Inclusion of Minority Exhibits. ( back
  5. The Potala Palace page ( back
  6. The 'Mausoleum of Ghenghis Khan" page ( back
  7. The Id Gah Mosque page ( back
  8. The Tomb of Apak Hoja page ( back
  9. Why we object to the inclusion of religious exhibits. ( back
  10. Link to CACCP's Florida Splendid China Exhibits webpage ( back
  11. Letters to Florida Splendid China ( back
  12. List of Demonstrations and Actions ( back
  13. Florida Public School Board Campaign ( back
  14. Sweet Lake China webpage; ( back
  15. "Chinese Theme park Incited Anger Instead of Amusement" ( back
  16. Documentation of activities perpetrated by the Chinese government against US citizens; ( back

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

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– Disney faces more ‘Mulan’ backlash after film thanks Xinjiang government agencies in credits

– Disney criticised for filming Mulan in China’s Xinjiang province

– Holiday to Turkey led to concentration camp for Uighurs

– Why Calls to Boycott ‘Mulan’ Over Concerns About China Are Growing

– U.S. readies bans on cotton, tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang

– Xinjiang: apparel groups expect Trump administration blocking order on Chinese textile imports

– Three Internment Camps Operating in Xinjiang’s Kashgar, Despite Chinese Claims of Closures

– Disney Thanks Chinese Communist Party for Allowing Mulan to Be Filmed in Xianjiang, Near Uyghur Concentration Camps

– China crushing every trace of Islamic identity to robotically reprogram them as Han Chinese, says scholar

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

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– Geopolitical Hotspot: Xinjiang and the Uighur Internment Camps

– The Disappeared: Relatives of Vanished Uyghurs Tell Their Sad Stories

– New evidence of China’s concentration camps shows its hardening resolve to wipe out the Uighurs

– The Uyghur Genocide

– Joe Biden condemns Beijing’s treatment towards Uyghur Muslims

– Independent Tribunal Launched to Judge Claims of Mass Atrocities Crimes in Xinjiang

– A People’s Tribunal to Investigate Allegations of Chinese Genocide Against the Uyghurs

– Chinese doctor says she participated in ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Uyghurs

-UK public tribunal leads investigation into Uyghur genocide by China

– The Situation Of Uighur Muslims Will Be Assessed By An Independent Inquiry

Malaysia won’t extradite Uighurs to China, minister says-

– Uighur Muslim teacher tells of forced sterilisation in Xinjiang

– Uighurs in Japan call for action to end forced labor in Xinjiang

– Uyghur: Activists urge OIC to discuss human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region

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

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– Former Detainees in Kashgar Draw Low Salaries, Forfeit Half of Wages to Old Internment Camps

– We know up to 3 million Uighurs are suffering in concentration camps, says Dolkun Isa, President World Uighur Congress to WION

– Dhaka witnesses protests against China’s treatment of Uyghurs

– Xinjiang Authorities Jail Family Members of Two Uyghurs in Exile For Travel, Overseas Ties

– Pakistan a fake democracy, India needs to break Pak’s nexus with China, says self-exiled Uyghur leader

– OPINION: Forced organ harvesting could be making its way into the UK health system

– US Fines Company for Goods Made With Suspected Forced Labor in China

– Washington, New York Protesters Call for Recognition of Uighur Abuses as Genocide

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

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– In China’s Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown

– China’s top diplomat Wang Yi dismisses European rights concerns over Xinjiang

– The horror reality of China’s Xinjiang

– Russian Academics Call in Open Letter for Release of Uyghur Professor

– Brother, Sister of Turkey-Based Uyghur Academic Reported Ill in Prison in Xinjiang

– Sean R. Roberts on China’s War on the Uyghurs

– Hong Kong, Xinjiang Crackdowns Haunt China FM Wang’s Europe Tour

– Uyghur ‘caretaking’ and the isolation of reeducation

– Pompeo Condemns Iran’s Silence on China Uyghurs After Khamenei Says UAE ‘Betrayed’ Islam

– China’s Oppression Of Uyghurs Amounts To ‘genocide’, Says Biden Campaign

– China seeking to destroy Uighurs, looking forward to your public callout: Pompeo hits out at Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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

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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

– Mazars Destroyed in Xinjiang: A Cultural Genocide Continues

– Dutch Government Formally Accepts Complaints From Uyghur Exiles Over Chinese Intimidation

– Gravitas: Exclusive: President of Uighur Congress on WION

– China will regret its shocking Uighur genocide

– Uighur woman separated from family by China, Son appeals for release