The Dark Side of the Chinese Dream

The Nation, 03 July 2018

By Rian Thum and Jeffrey Wasserstrom – Donald Trump got one thing right in his campaign: Americans should worry about China. But trade is not the reason. Over the past year, the country has let a Nobel Peace Prize winner die in prison—something that last occurred in the Nazi era.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 9th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

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

On July 5, 2018, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in Urumqi, East Turkistan. Protests will be held around the world to remember all those who were killed, forcefully disappeared and the thousands of peaceful Uyghur protesters who were injured by the armed Chinese police and security forces between July 5-7 in 2009 and the WUC calls on the Chinese government to fulfil its international human rights commitments and open an independent investigation into countless disappearances.

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The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps

Think Progress, 03 July 2018

By  – In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows.

Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as Uyghurs, the camps, according to one U.S. commission studying the region, present the “largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”

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Uyghur Exile Group Leader’s Mother Died in Xinjiang Detention Center

Radio Free Asia, 02 July 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – The recently deceased mother of Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) exile group, died while in detention at a “political re-education camp” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to security officials.

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Dozens of Uyghur Children of Xinjiang Village Camp Detainees Sent to Live in Orphanages

Radio Free Asia, 02 July 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Dozens of Uyghur children from a mostly Uyghur-populated village in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) whose parents or guardians have been detained in “political re-education camps” have been sent to live in orphanages, according to sources.

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China Locks Up, Tortures Muslims in ‘Re-education Camps’

Radio Free Asia, 27 June 2018

By Wong Lok-to – Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are detaining Muslim ethnic minorities en masse and subjecting them to torture and brainwashing to honor the ruling Chinese Communist Party and renounce the tenets of their faith, rights groups warned on Wednesday.

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More Than Two Dozen Uyghurs From One Xinjiang County Perished in Re-Education Camps

Radio Free Asia, 27 June 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – More than two dozen Uyghurs have died in “political re-education camps” in one county of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to officials from the area, who said most were elderly detainees that succumbed to complications from high blood pressure.

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China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?

South China Morning Post, 26 June 2018

By Stephen Chen – The idea might seem far fetched, but robotic birds are very much a reality, and China has been using them to surveil people across the country.

Sources told the South China Morning Post that more than 30 military and government agencies have deployed the birdlike drones and related devices in at least five provinces in recent years.

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