Germany halts Uighur deportations to China

Deutsche Welle, 23 August 2018

By DW — Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities will no longer be deported from Germany to China, the Süddeutscher Zeitung reported on Thursday citing an Interior Ministry response to a Green party information request.

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Uyghurs in US Celebrate Eid, With Their Thoughts Back Home

VOA News, 22 August 2018

Uighur Muslim women pray as part of Eid festivities in Falls Church, Virginia, Aug. 21, 2018. (B. Gallo/VOA) By Ashley Thompson and William Gallo — Aygul insists she’s not really in the “Eid mood.” But that didn’t stop her from preparing a traditional Uighur meal for family and friends on this holiday at her home in northern Virginia.

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China’s Re-Education Camps For A Million Muslims: What Everyone Needs To Know

Sup China, 22 August 2018

By – Who are the Uyghurs and what is happening in Xinjiang?

  • Uyghurs are a Muslim Turkic-speaking ethnic minority in China. Uyghurs (also spelled Uighur — either way, pronounced WEE-gur) — about 10 million people — live mostly in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the farthest west and most heavily Muslim jurisdiction under Beijing’s control. The total population of Xinjiang is around 22 million.
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China’s Mass Internment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight

Foreign Policy, 22 August 2018

By Rian Thum — Last summer, online links between China’s western Xinjiang region and the rest of the world began to go dark. Uighurs, who make up the largest ethnic group in Xinjiang, started cutting friends and family members abroad from their contacts on WeChat, the dominant online communication platform in China. Many asked their family members not to call them by phone.

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China’s abuse of the Uyghurs unveils the immorality of Xi’s global strategy

Washington Examiner, 20 August 2018

By Tom Rogan — President Xi Jinping of China claims his policies improve Chinese lives and support peaceful global economic growth. His government’s treatment of Uighur citizens offers the latest proof of Xi’s lie, and the Trump administration should say as much.

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Why Is the NBA in Xinjiang?

SLATE, 20 August 2018

By Isaac Stone Fish — In the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang, Chinese authorities are holding roughly a million Muslims in what government propaganda creepily calls “free hospital treatment for the masses with sick thinking”—in other words, concentration camps. Because of the difficulties of visiting the camps, and because Beijing downplays their existence, firsthand information is sparse. However, satellite photos, innovative research on government procurement bids, and excellent reporting by foreign journalists prove their existence. Some inmates are tortured. Others are forced to sit for hours singing songs praising the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

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Bitter Winter, 20 August 2018

By Bitter Winter— According to informed sources, the municipal government of Karamay, Xinjiang has put other construction projects on hold to speed up the building of a detention facility located at the Ayi Kule Reservoir on the western outskirts of Karamay, to be completed in October. The facility is only five meters above the ground but goes 40 meters below it, which is kept secret. According to plans, the facility will accommodate over 10,000 prisoners.

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The Dark Side of the China Dream: Erasing Ethnic Identity

The Diplomat, 17 August 2018

By Nicholas Bequelin — What makes a nation strong? Nineteenth-century Chinese intellectuals were consumed by this question as they witnessed the decline of a once-dominant empire.

Over a century later, the need to bolster internal cohesion and to project strength abroad motivates China’s current leaders more than ever before, especially as the head-rush pace of modernization that marked the last three decades slows.

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