Chinese authorities launch ‘anti-halal’ crackdown in Xinjiang

The Guardian,10 October 2018

By Lily Ku0 – Authorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal,” claiming the growing number of halal products is encouraging religious extremism in the heavily monitored Chinese region.

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China legalizes Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ after denying they exist

CNN, 10 October 2018

By Ben Werstcott  Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

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PRESS RELEASE: NUK and WUC Call on Norway to Raise Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs in Internment Camps During Official Visit to China

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

In anticipation of the official state visit of the Norwegian royal family, his Majesty King Harald and Queen Sonja, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and the rest of the large Norwegian deletation to China from 11-19 October 2018, the Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK) and the World Uyghur Congress strongly urges the delegation to publicly raise China’s abysmal human rights record, especially the mass arbitrary detention of 1 million Uyghurs, when meeting with Chinese officials.

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US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

The Washington Post, 10 October 2018

By Yanan Wang and Dake Kang – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China’s northwest.

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PUBLIC TRIALS RE-EMERGE IN XINJIANG

Bitter Winter, 9 October 2018

By Li Zaili – During China’s infamous Cultural Revolution, public trial meetings were commonplace. In these trials, people who were seen as violators of any kind by the Communist Party were put through public criticism and humiliation (pīdòu) for everyone to see.

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Press Release: Thousands to Protest Against Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs on November 6th in Geneva Switzerland

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

At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs from around Europe and the rest of the world will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland.

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China Grows More Repressive

WSJ, 9 October 2018

By Marco Rubio & Chris Smith – U.S. policy toward China has assumed for decades that trade, investment and other engagement would eventually persuade Beijing to accept and embrace the international order. This optimism was misplaced. The Chinese Communist Party proved resistant to change. As documented in the new 2018 annual report of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China, or CECC, the party unflinchingly continues to preserve its monopoly on domestic political power through state-sponsored repression, surveillance, indoctrination and brutality.

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One belt, one road, one million prisoners: China’s secret war on Muslims along the ‘Silk Road’

gal-dem, 8 October 2018

By Sahar Shah – In March last year, a local radio employee received a phone call from his district’s police station, asking him to report to a “re-education camp” in Xinjiang. “The reason why I was caught is because I went to Egypt to study Islam in 2007,” he tells gal-dem over a WhatsApp call. He is too afraid to use his real name or Facebook.

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