China Recruits 30,000 Teachers, Police, Civil Servants to Move to Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 18 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have launched a massive nationwide recruitment drive seeking tens of thousands of new police officers, civil servants, teachers, academics, and airline staff.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO HALT RESTRICTIONS ON ETHNIC KAZAKHS IN EAST TURKESTAN

Press Release – For immediate release
11 August  2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress calls on the Chinese government to halt its increasing restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities native to the region and to uphold international standards in terms of fair treatment and protection for vulnerable groups. The Chinese government has begun to impose unjust restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs living in East Turkestan in particular that continue to resemble those on the Uyghur population there.

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China Detains 12-Year-Old Uyghur Boy on Return to Xinjiang From Egypt

Radio Free Asia, 24 July 2017

By Shoret Hoshur — Authorities in China’s northwest Xinjiang region forced a 12-year-old ethnic Uyghur boy to undergo political reeducation and have detained him since arresting his parents, who returned home from Egypt to “register” themselves with the government nearly five months ago, according to official sources.

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Xinjiang Authorities Take Further Steps Towards Total Digital Surveillance

Radio Free Asia, 29 June 2017

By Qiao Long and Ghulchera Hoja — Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are ordering residents to hand in all digital devices for “checking” at local police stations by Aug. 1, as part of an operation targeting “terrorist videos,” according to an announcement and official sources.

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RPT-Security clampdown in far-western China exacts toll on businesses

Reuters, 28 June 2017

By Sue-Lin Wong — The economy of the vast Xinjiang region in far western China is officially growing at a robust pace, faster than the country as a whole. That is largely thanks to big investments in infrastructure from Beijing as the region – with its links to much of central Asia – is critical to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road initiative.

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China ‘punished’ about 100 minority Uighurs for observing Ramadan fast

International Business Times, 16 June 2017

By Ananya Roy — Chinese authorities have reportedly punished at least 100 Uighur Muslims, an ethnic Turkish group, living in the Xinjiang province for observing Ramadan – the Muslim holy month of fasting. The communist nation has long banned religious practices and activities in the country.

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China looks to resurrect road of past — minus the freedom

The Blade, 31 May 2017

By S. Amjad Hussain — My recent participation in the Silk Road Expedition 2017 was fascinating in many ways. In my four dispatches from the Silk Road for The Blade, I had reported on our travel on the Silk Road from Shanghai in the east to Kashgar in the southwest where ancient trade routes from Europe, Central Asia, and Pakistan converged.

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China Targets Xinjiang Region For Mass DNA Sampling of Local Population

Radio Free Asia, 18 May 2017

By Xi Wang Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang are carrying out mass collection of DNA from individuals not suspected of any crime, rights groups and academics said.

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