Han Chinese Offered Triple Salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Police Recruitment Drive

Radio Free Asia, 18 April 2017


RFA Uyghur Service — Ethnic Uyghur police officers in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Region are being paid less than a third of salaries offered as part of a recent recruitment drive for majority Han Chinese security personnel from other parts of the country, according to sources.

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For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor

Radio Free Asia, 17 February 2017


RFA Uyghur Service — While Chinese officials in the Xinjiang region insist that they no longer compel Uyghurs to supply free labor for public works projects, in reality they have only changed the name of the practice, RFA’s Uyghur Service has learned.

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In China’s Xinjiang, Some Uyghurs are Forced Into a Sharecropper’s Life

Radio Free Asia, 22 November 2016


RFA Uyghur Service — Some Uyghurs living in China’s Xinjiang are compelled into a type of sharecropper’s existence as they are forced to abandon their children and travel hundreds of miles to find work in the cotton fields as there are no jobs near their homes, RFA’s Uyghur Service has learned.

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The ‘Hashar’ Continues in China’s Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 17 November 2016


RFA Uyghur Service — In an effort to exert more control in China’s troubled Xinjiang region, Beijing is forcing the Uyghur people to work for free on various public works projects, according to a World Uyghur Congress (WUC) report issued this month.

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World Uyghur Congress Releases New Report on the Use of Forced Labour in East Turkestan

Press Release – For immediate release
10 November 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org


The World Uyghur Congress has released a new report, Forced Labour in East Turkestan: State-Sanctioned Hashar System, detailing the continued use of forced labour among with Uyghur population in East Turkestan. China has been imposing forced labour on the Uyghur community primarily in the region’s southern prefectures, despite China officially abolishing the similar practice of “re-education through labour” back in November 2013.

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In a parched corner of Xinjiang, ancient water tunnels are running dry

The New York Times, 22 September 2016


By Andrew Jacobs — It is an improbable journey that begins on the highest peaks of the Tianshan Mountains, where glacial snowmelt descends across one of the world’s most arid landscapes to reach the lush oasis communities of Turpan, an ancient Silk Road outpost.

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Clashes as Armed Police Take Over China’s Rebel Village in Dawn Raid

Radio Free Asia, 13 September 2016


RFA Uyghur Service — Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Tuesday fired tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets in a massive dawn raid cracking down on weeks of protests in the rebel village of Wukan.

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