The World Bank Was Warned About Funding Repression in Xinjiang

Foreign Policy, 27 August 2019

By Bethany Allen – Ebrahimian-

A World Bank loan program to a supposed educational project in Xinjiang, China, that has now come under congressional scrutiny previously faced internal concerns, Foreign Policy has learned.

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China’s Global War on Terrorism

Slate, 27 August 2019

By Colin P. Clarke – Chinese President Xi Jinping listed terrorism—alongside extremism and separatism— as one of “three evils” his country is combating in a June 2017 speech delivered to a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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Missing Uyghur Surgeon Believed Held in Xinjiang Internment Camp

Radio Free Asia, 27 August 2019

By Mihray Abral – A respected Uyghur physician who went missing in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) nearly two years ago after being arrested by police is believed to have been detained in an internment camp, according to sources.

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China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture

Associated Press, 27 August 2019

By Dake Kang – For 15 years, Yalqun Rozi skillfully navigated state bureaucracies to publish textbooks that taught classic poems and folk tales to millions of his fellow minority Uighurs in China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

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Weekly Brief August 23

World Uyghur Congress, 23 August 2019

German Parliamentary Committee Cancels China Visit

Even after official interventions by the German Foreign Affairs Office and the Bundestag, China kept refusing entry to the Green Party member of parliament Margarete Bause, who was supposed to participate in a visit of the parliament’s Digital Committee set to leave for China on August 23, 2019. Ms. Bause had been declared persona non grata by the Chinese government after vocally supporting the Uyghur human rights cause.

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‘Taiwan welcomes all Muslims’: What China can learn from its neighbour about treatment of minorities

The New Arab, 20 August 2019

By Austin Bodetti – While China has courted controversy by confining its Muslim minority groups to concentration camps and all but outlawing Islam itself, Taiwan has chosen another path.

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Eight Of The Ten Most-Surveilled Cities In The World Are In China

Vice, 21 August 2019

By Meera Navlakha- By 2020, China is predicted to have 626 million CCTV cameras. This means the country will have one public camera for every two people on its streets. Needless to say, the Chinese government is watching its citizens – and quite closely, at that.

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Qatar Withdraws Support for China Over Its Treatment of Muslims

Bloomberg, 21 August 2019

By Zainab Fattah – Qatar withdrew its signature from a letter signed by dozens of countries in support of China’s human-rights record despite international condemnation over its detention of as many as two million ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

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