Thailand knew deported Chinese were refugees awaiting resettlement in Canada: U.N. document

Reuters, 30 November 2015

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By Aubrey Belford & Amy Sawitta Lefevre  The Thai junta knew that two Chinese men it detained were refugees awaiting resettlement in Canada, but still deported them to China, according to a United Nations letter seen by Reuters.

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Notes on the China I’m Leaving Behind

New York Times, 30 November 2015

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By Andrew Jacobs  I got together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends. While bossa nova played in the background, we sipped French merlot and snapped iPhone photos of one another making goofy faces.

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Chinese Rights Advocate Known as Guo Feixiong Convicted of Unexpected New Charge

New York Times, 29 November 2015

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By Chris Buckley — Yang Maodong, a hardened veteran of political protest in southern China, knew he had virtually no hope of winning his freedom on Friday when he was brought into a courtroom to face a judge’s verdict on charges that he had disturbed public order.

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China Shutting Off Mobile Service For Those Using Foreign Messaging Apps Like WhatsApp

Value Walk, 27 November 2015

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   According to a report in the New York Times, China began cutting phone service to Xinjiang residents who download and use messaging apps and other software to avoid Internet controls.

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WUC Condemns China’s Drastic Escalation in “Counter-Terror” Methods

Press Release – For immediate release
26 November 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress strongly condemns China’s blatantly disproportionate use of force – in particular, it’s recent use of a flamethrower against a group of Uyghurs in East Turkestan. Such a broad escalation in the use of force is an unacceptable breach of international law in relation to adherence to human rights norms while conducting counter-terror operations.

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CHINA SECURITY: China Uses Paris Attacks to Promote Persecution of Uyghurs

Epoch Times, 26 November 2015

GettyImages-471401784-676x450By Joshua Philipp – The Chinese regime wasted no time after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris to call on the world to support its own brand of “counterterrorism” by helping it suppress the Uyghur minority group in Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan.

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Eleven of 28 Suspects Killed in Xinjiang Manhunt Believed Women, Children

Radio Free Asia, 25 November 2015

6258eec5-91c6-47a6-8a7b-bb84d10b537aRFA Uyghur Service  Eleven of the 28 members of what China said was a “terrorist group” killed by police in a recently announced raid in northwestern China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region are believed to have been women and children, according to local sources.

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The Men and Women Who Fight China’s Shadowy ‘Anti-Terrorist’ War

Time, 24 November 2015

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By Hannah Beech  In the aftermath of the Paris ISIS attacks, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai lit up in blue, white and red, to mark the French tricolor. It was a heartfelt symbol in a metropolis that was once dubbed the Paris of the East — and the light display quickly provoked Chinese social-media chatter as to why similar memorials were not made when Muslim assailants slaughtered innocent Chinese over the past couple years.

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