China’s rights violations

Deccan Herald, 21 July 2018

By Anurag Tripathi – China is guilty of massive human rights violation in Xinjiang province, which borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and India’s Leh district to the south, Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west.

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Weekly Brief – July 20

World Uyghur Congress, 20 July 2018

World Uyghur Congress Held Uyghur Youth Advocacy Training Workshop in Istanbul

From July 13-15, 2018, the WUC held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they can contribute to the Uyghur cause. 

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Inside China’s surveillance state

Financial Times, 20 July 2018

By Louise Lucas and Emily Feng –  Zhejiang Hangzhou No 11 High School, on the fringes of downtown Hangzhou in eastern China, is a green, peaceful-seeming place to learn. Gazebo-like structures nestle among lush foliage; grey stone sculptures enact eternal dioramas and Japanese maples gently fan placid lakes. 

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China’s ‘re-education centers’ draw attention in Kazakhstan trial of former worker at Xinjiang camp

Japan Times, 20 July 2018

By Japan Times – Secretive “re-education centers” allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country’s ties with Beijing.

On trial is Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national who is accused of illegally crossing the border to join her husband and two children in Kazakhstan.

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Mass incarceration of Uyghurs could backfire on the Party

UCA NEWS, 19 July 2018

By Michael Sainsbury – As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to ramp up his program of religious persecution, nowhere is it being executed with more intensity and violence than on the Muslim Uyghur community in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.

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World Uyghur Congress, 18 July 2018

The World Uyghur Congress held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Istanbul, Turkey from July 13-15, 2018, which brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they can contribute to the Uyghur cause.

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China Studies between Censorship and Self-censorship

Chinoiresie, 17 July 2018

By Kevin Carrico – It has not been a very auspicious year for freedom of expression in China Studies.

In August 2017, Cambridge University Press (CUP) removed over three hundred articles published in The China Quarterly from its Chinese website. The articles had been chosen for censorship by very haphazard searches based on ‘sensitive’ keywords: Tiananmen, Cultural Revolution, Taiwan, Tibet. After a rare vocal backlash, CUP reversed its decision.

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Xinjiang Surveillance Expands to Non-Uyghur Muslims

China Digital Times, 19 July 2018

By Lisbeth – Over the last year, there have been an increasing number of reports detailing the proliferation of re-education camps and the rise of a totalitarian police state in the region. The concept of re-education has existed since the advent of the People’s Republic of China. However, ever since former Tibet Party Secretary Chen Quanguo was installed in Xinjiang to replicate his perceived successes, Xinjiang’s re-education system alone grew to overshadow China’s officially-abolished re-education through labor system.

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