Call for Canberra to pressure China over Muslim detention camps

Financial Review, 11 September 2018

By Michael Smith – The Morrison government says it has raised concerns with Beijing about China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslim minorities, but on Tuesday declined to say whether it would consider imposing sanctions on Communist Party officials over the issue.

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China detains man on terror charges after setting watch 2 hours behind Beijing time, Human Rights Watch says

Independent, 11 September 2018

By Alexandra Ma –China detained a man of the Uighur ethnic minority because he set his watch to a different time from Beijing, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report.

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China reportedly detained a man for terrorist charges after he set his watch 2 hours behind Beijing time

Business Insider UK, 10 September 2018

By Alexandra Ma – China detained a man of the Uighur ethnic minority because he set his watch to a different time from Beijing, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report.

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Rights group accuses China of ‘systematic campaign of human rights violations’ against Muslims

CNN, 10 September 2018

By James Griffiths – The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang, a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report claims.

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U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

New York Times, 10 September 2018

By Edward Wong — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials.

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Escape from Xinjiang: Muslim Uighurs speak of China persecution

Al Jazeera, 10 September 2018

By Ted Regencia – In April 2017, Tarim, a 48-year-old businessman from Urumqi, the capital of China’s Muslim Xinjiang region, received a phone call from the police summoning him to their offices in Aksu prefecture, 900km to the southwest.

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“Eradicating Ideological Viruses” China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

Human Rights Watch, 9 September 2018

By Maya Wang – The Chinese government has long carried out repressive policies against the Turkic Muslim peoples in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China.

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China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.’

New York Times, 8 September 2018

By Chris Buckley – On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome.

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