China is using terrorist threats to culturally cleanse its west

East Asia Forum, 19 June 2018

By Michael Clarke – China’s concerns with terrorism are almost entirely focused on the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang’s geopolitical position at the eastern edge of the Islamic and Turkic-speaking world and the ethno-cultural distinctiveness of its largely Turkic-Muslim ethnic groups have constituted a challenge to the centralising imperatives of successive Chinese governments.

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Time to denounce China’s Muslim gulag

The Interpreter, 19 June 2018

By James Leibold – One of the worst human rights abuses in recent times is occurring in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang. The Chinese Communist Party has rounded up possibly one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in purpose-built concentration camps where they are subjected to mental and physical abuse without legal recourse.

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Joint NGO Letter To European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker And European Council President Donald Tusk Ahead Of 2018 Eu-China Summit

Press Release – For immediate release
19 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Various organizations including Amnesty International continue to document China’s abusive campaign against human rights. The EU has taken some steps to push back against these developments. Yet the EU’s commitments to promoting human rights has not been matched in China with a willingness to act or a determination to at least achieve releases.

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Beijing uses infrastructure as friendly forerunner of political power

The Age, 19 June 2018

By Peter Hartcher – The Beijing government operates a transmigration policy in Tibet and Xinjiang, relocating Han people from the south to change the ethnic and political composition. The percentage of Han Chinese is now about 40 per cent in Xinjiang.

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Weekly Brief: June 15

World Uyghur Congress, 15 June 2018

WUC Commemorates the 30 Year Anniversary of the 1998 Uyghur Student Protests

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 30th anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumqi on June 15th, 1988. The protests themselves stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against the Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs that many students felt.

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WUC Concludes Campaign Highlighting Religious Repression of Uyghurs During Ramadan

World Uyghur Congress, 15 June 2018

Over course of the holy month of #Ramadan, the World Uyghur Congress has been highlighting the religious persecution of the Uyghur people and denial of their basic religious rights.We have been focusing on a different element of the repression persecution of Uyghurs for each day of Ramadan.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 30 Year Anniversary of 1988 Uyghur Student Protests

Press Release – For immediate release
15 June 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 30th anniversary of Uyghur student protests in Urumqi on June 15th, 1988. The protests themselves stood as an early reaction to Chinese policies in the 1980s that openly discriminated against the Uyghur students in particular, and one of the first large-scale public responses to discriminatory policies against Uyghurs that many students felt.

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China: At Summit, EU Should ‘Throw Full Weight Behind’ Human Rights

Human Rights Watch, 14 June 2018

European Union leaders should publicly and privately demand that China release those deprived of their liberty for exercising human rights, including poet Liu Xia, the widow of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter with 23 other nongovernmental organizations. 

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