Chinese officials remove Islamic domes and motifs

UCA News, 27 March 2018

By UCA News Reporter – Chinese Islam must adhere to official Sinicization policies by conforming to cultural norms, according to the government-linked Islamic Association of China.

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China is trying to prevent the formation of a vocal Uighur diaspora

The Economist, 28 March 2018

By the Economist – When the authorities manage to lure or drag home a fugitive accused of corruption, they crow. But they are quieter about their equally successful campaign to repatriate Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic group from Xinjiang, in China’s far west.

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Growing Religious Persecution In China A Symptom Of Xi’s Consolidation Of Power

Forbes, 28 March 2018

By Olivia Enos – Dozens gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to commemorate the life of Li Baiguang, a well-known human rights lawyer and advocate for Christians in China. Li died on Feb. 25 under suspicious circumstancesafter being admitted to Chinese Military Hospital No. 81 complaining of minor stomach pains. This was not the first time that Li’s life was under threat.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghurs ‘Wanting to Travel Abroad’

Radio Free Asia, 27 March 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Chinese authorities in Ili Kazakh (in Chinese, Yili Hasake) Autonomous prefecture have added “interest in travel abroad” to the list of reasons they are detaining ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region’s vast network of political “re-education camps” and prisons, according to an official source. 

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In China, sympathy for treatment of ethnic minority prompts death threats

The Globe and Mail, 26 March 2018

By Nathan Vanderklippe – A Chinese woman who wrote a widely discussed online account of domestic discrimination has been branded a “crazy dog” who supports terrorism and should be put to death.

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At the U.N., China and Russia Score Win in War on Human Rights

Foreign Policy, 26 March 2018

By Colum Lynch – António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, has quietly begun to dismantle a key cell within his office charged with ensuring that the international body’s sprawling political and humanitarian agencies promote human rights.

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Weekly Brief March 23rd

World Uyghur Congress, 23 March 2018

One Voice, One Step Worldwide Demonstrations Gain International Attention

Last Thursday, 15 March 2018, hundreds of Uyghurs demonstrated in cities around the world to draw attention to the Chinese government’s repression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and urge the international community to take action. Demonstrations were held in 15 cities in 14 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Finland and Japan.

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Xinjiang Authorities Targeting Uyghurs Under 40 For Re-Education Camps

Radio Free Asia, 22 March 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang are using age as one of the criteria to determine whether to detain Uyghurs in the region’s network of political “re-education camps,” as those born after 1980 are considered “violent” and “untrustworthy,” according to official sources.

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