How 9/11 helped China wage its own false ‘war on terror’

AlJazeera. 8 September 2021

Below is an article published by AlJazeera. Photo:Reuters/Thomas Peter.

Over the past two decades, the crisis in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has drastically worsened. This has much to do with the major expansion after 2001 of repressive measures directed at suppressing dissent among Uighurs, dressed in the rhetoric of anti-terrorism.

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As China woos the Taliban, Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear for their lives

CNN. 5 September 2021

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Tuhan’s family crossed the border from China’s western Xinjiang region to Afghanistan 45 years ago to escape persecution.Now, as the Taliban exerts control over the country, she fears she and other ethnic Uyghurs could be sent back to China by members of the militant group keen to curry favor with Beijing, which has been accused of carrying out a genocide on the Muslim minority.Tuhan, who is using a pseudonym to protect her identity from the Taliban, is caught between a homeland where Uyghurs are facing increasing repression, and an adopted country where they are considered outsiders.What worries them most is that they could be deported to China.

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Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China

Voice of America, 01 September 2021

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As many as 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs born or living in Afghanistan have been placed in jeopardy by the Taliban takeover, with many fearing they will be deported China to join an estimated 1 million fellow Uyghurs in Xinjiang internment camps.

That estimate came from Afghan Uyghurs who spoke to VOA about their anxieties, especially as they see Taliban and Chinese officials exploring potential avenues for cooperation.

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Afghanistan’s Taliban Regime Consolidates: What It Means for the Uyghurs

Bitter Winter, 30 August 2021

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Beijing’s crusade against its largely Muslim minorities, that has seen up to three million innocent people corralled into internment and forced labor over the past four years, co-opted a surprising ally: the Taliban.

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Opinion: A detainee says China has a secret jail in Dubai. China’s repression may be spreading

Washington Post, 22 August 2021

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Many of China’s ethnic Uyghurs clamor to flee the horrors they face in their home country: detainment, torture and “reeducation” in the concentration camps that speckle the western region of Xinjiang. But mounting evidence suggests that even the disfavored minority citizens and persecuted critics who manage to escape China remain within its brutal reach.

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Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate

The Diplomat. 3 August 2021

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China can’t seem to shake the charge of committing genocide of the Uyghur Muslim population of Xinjiang. Yet its accusers cannot seem to make the charge stick. Skeptics, and not just those affiliated with the Chinese government, question whether the repression in Xinjiang amounts to genocide. Even if it is, many argue, asserting the charge can only make matters worse.

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Congressional Commission Asks Olympic Body to Postpone 2022 Beijing Winter Games

RFA. 23 July 2021

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A bipartisan Congressional committee on China has asked the president of the International Olympic Committee to postpone and relocate the 2022 Beijing Winter Games if China does not end its severe human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Uyghurs Around The World Mark Anniversary of Violent 2009 Crackdown

RFA. 7 July 2021

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Uyghur groups around the world have held demonstrations commemorating a violent crackdown on Uyghurs by Chinese authorities 12 years ago in the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), while the top U.S. diplomat has discussed the deepening repression of the largely Muslim ethnic minority group in northwestern China.

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