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Xinjiang

Beijing says Uyghurs in internment camps have ‘graduated’

Screenshot from CGTN’s 50-minute video titled, “Fighting terrorism in Xinjiang” (link below) After exposés published by the New York Times (porous paywall)…

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Scientists object to DNA collection from Uyghurs

As part of the Orwellian project of surveillance and control of Muslim ethnic minorities like Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Chinese authorities…

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U.S. House passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

Chén Quánguó 陈全国, Party secretary of Xinjiang, is named as a target of sanctions in the Uyghur Human Rights Policy…

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A Xinjiang scholar’s close reading of the China Cables

“Never allow escapes, never allow trouble, never allow attacks on staff, never allow abnormal deaths…” Darren Byler analyzes the 25…

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A second major Xinjiang leak

Only one week after the New York Times revealed records of high-level officials commanding the crackdown in Xinjiang, a second…

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Rare leaked documents detail China’s abuse of Muslims in Xinjiang

Over the weekend, the New York Times published one of the most significant document leaks from the Chinese government in…

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Xi Jinping on Xinjiang in leaked documents: ‘Absolutely no mercy’

Photo: Gilles Sabrié, New York Times Over the weekend, the New York Times published one of the most significant document leaks from the…

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Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize and the desecration of Uyghur society

Ilham Tohti was famous for pushing back against the material and social dispossession of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. When…

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Jailed Uyghur scholar wins top EU human rights prize

Like the U.S., European countries are getting louder on human rights in China after several years of relative silence. This…

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Ilham Tohti wins European Parliament’s top human rights prize

Like the U.S., European countries are getting tougher on human rights in China. The most significant signs of that this…

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Is Kashmir the next Xinjiang?

On August 5, India unilaterally revoked the autonomy of Kashmir, and integrated it into India proper. Since then, Kashmir has…

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U.S. government sanctions China for abuse of Muslim minorities

The U.S. has become the first country to sanction any Chinese company or official for abuses in Xinjiang. The moves…

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Xinjiang sanctions finally come, two days before 13th round of trade talks

The system of mass internment camps for Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang has been documented in a steady…

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Friday Song: Abdurehim Heyit, the Uyghur Bob Dylan, who was disappeared

The song above, “Atilar,” features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of…

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Xinjiang education reform and the eradication of Uyghur-language books

The “bilingual” education system introduced over the past decade in Xinjiang is better characterized as an attempt to transform minority…

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