30 Dec 2021

Biden signs bill banning goods from China’s Xinjiang over forced labor

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden signed legislation that bans imports from the Xinjiang region of China. The legislation, called the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, was constructed due to concerns about the treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. Washington has previously referred to acts of the Chinese

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13 May 2021

Uyghur imams targeted in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

New research compiled by the Uyghur Human Rights Project revealed China has imprisoned or detained at least 630 imams and other Muslim reliigous figures since 2014. China would detain the clerics facing broad charges of “propagating extremism, gathering a crowd to disturb social order and inciting separatism” in the crackdown

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24 Feb 2021

China targets Uighurs with more prosecutions, prison terms: HRW

China has increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang through the formal court system. The courts are pressing charges and giving prison sentences for charges such as “picking quarrels” and “giving gifts to overseas relatives.” An estimated one million Uighurs and other mainly Muslim minorities have also been detained

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03 Jul 2019

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

A joint investigation by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has discovered that Chinese authorities are forcing foreign tourists that want to cross certain borders to install data-stealing malware on their phones. The practice occurs at various Chinese borders into the

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18 Mar 2019

China: High-Tech Surveillance Leads To 13,000 ‘Terrorist’ Arrests in Xinjiang

The Chinese government on Monday released a report in which it claims to have arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in the Xinjiang province in the last five years. Various international organizations and foreign governments have accused Beijing of gross human rights violations in its treatment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority in

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27 Feb 2019

China Appoints Political ‘Rising Star’ to Oversee Security in Troubled Xinjiang

China has put Wang Junzheng, a political rising star, in charge of law and order in the Xinjiang province where the Uyghur Muslim minority is located. According to reports by various international media outlets, the Chinese government is structurally persecuting Uyghurs, for example by imprisoning them in “re-education” labor camps.

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07 Nov 2018

Security spending soars in China’s troubled Xinjiang region: report

“Spending on security-related construction tripled in 2017 in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure found. Beijing says its ‘vocational training centers’ in Xinjiang camps teach employment skills and

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14 Aug 2018

China May Be Holding 1 Million Uighurs in Camps, UN Experts Say

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has cited reports indicating that China is holding up to 1 million Muslim Uighurs in “something resembling a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy.” The Western Chinese region of Xinjiang is the size of Alaska and among the most strictly policed

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