WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS ISTANBUL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP CONCLUDES

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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World Uyghur Congress Parallel Submission to CERD

World Uyghur Congress, 17 July 2018

The World Uyghur Congress submitted a Parallel Report for consideration by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for China’s review in August 2018. The report is a comprehensive overview of China’s discriminatory treatment of the Uyghur population in East Turkistan – particularly since China’s previous CERD review in 2009.

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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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Chinese ‘reeducation camps’ in spotlight at Kazakh trial

AFP, 17 July 2018

By Christopher RICKLETON, with Ben Dooley in Beijing – Secretive “re-education camps” 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.

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Hikvision Wins Chinese Government Forced Facial Recognition Project Across 967 Mosques

IPVM, 16 July 2018

By Charles Rollet –Hikvision has won a Chinese government tender which requires that facial recognition cameras be set up at the entrance of every single mosque (nearly 1,000 total) in a part of China under scrutiny for serious violations of religious freedom and human rights.

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Uyghurs Deplore China’s Unkind Cuts to Local Women’s Skirts

Radio Free Asia, 16 July 2018

By RFA Uyghur Service – Officials in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China have been cutting the skirts of Uyghurs on the spot in the streets to enforce a ban on ethnic minorities wearing long skirts, sparking an outcry among Uyghurs worldwide over the latest example of heavy state intrusion in their lives.

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Authorities Force Uyghur Students to Return to Xinjiang From Mainland For Propaganda Drive

Radio Free Asia, 16 July 2018

By Gulchehra Hoja – Authorities are requiring Uyghur pupils studying in mainland China universities to return to their homes in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) during their summer break to take part in propaganda tours promoting ethnic unity and lauding central government policies.

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