Tech firm blacklisted in U.S. over facial-recognition allegations invited to Vancouver conference

CBC, 14 November, 2019

Winston Szeto – A Vancouver conference promoting business links between Canada and China is under fire for inviting a company that’s blacklisted in the United States for its work monitoring the Uighur ethnic group in China.

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EU’s proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

Reuters, 14 November, 2019

Ben Blanchard & Robin Emmott – The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China’s far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen unless certain conditions are met, diplomats said.

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Expert Estimates China Has More Than 1,000 Internment Camps For Xinjiang Uyghurs

RFA, 12 November, 2019

By Alim Seytoff & Joshua Lipes – China has built more than 1,000 internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), one of the world’s foremost experts on mass incarcerations in the region told RFA.

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French President Silent on Rampant Abuses During China Visit

Human Rights Watch, 12 November, 2019


Bénédicte Jeannerod – French President Emmanuel Macron’s various public statements during his visit to China last week were remarkable, for what went unsaid more than their substance.

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PRESS RELEASE: Festival of Uyghur Culture and Democracy: A Celebration of the East Turkistan Republics

Press Release – For immediate release
November 4, 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On November 9, 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the East Turkistan Union in Europe, the Uyghur Mothers in Germany, the Uyghur Women Association Arzu and the Ilham Tohti Initiative will hold a cultural event at Max-Joseph-Platz from 13:00-17:00 in Munich, Germany to commemorate the founding of the two East Turkistan Republics in 1933 and 1944. The event is open to the general public and is supported by the Migrationsbeirat and the Kulturreferat of the city of Munich.

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Two Dozen UN Member States Condemn China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 30 October 2019

By Eugene Whong – China’s treatment of ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) drew major criticism from 23 members of the United Nations

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Weekly Brief: October 31

World Uyghur Congress, 31 October 2019

WUC Applauds Move by 23 UN Member States to Condemn China’s Abuse of Uyghur Rights

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) applauded the continued efforts by UN Member States to call on China to respect the rights of Uyghurs and other Muslims and halt mass detentions.

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China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks

Reuters, 30 October 2019

By Michelle Nichols – UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s U.N. envoy to warn it was not “helpful” for trade talks between Beijing and Washington.

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