Huawei patent mentions use of Uighur-spotting tech

BBC, 13 January 2021

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A Huawei patent has been brought to light for a system that identifies people who appear to be of Uighur origin among images of pedestrians.

The filing is one of several of its kind involving leading Chinese technology companies, discovered by a US research company and shared with BBC News.

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Beijing Accelerates Campaign of Ethnic Assimilation

Wall Street Journal, 31 December 2020

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To realize the China of his dreams, Xi Jinping wants to meld the nation’s dozens of ethnic groups into a singular national identity.

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Weekly Brief, 01 January 2021

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China Uses Tourism to Smother Uyghur Culture
On December 31st, the Economist published an article in which it highlighted how Chinese authorities are not only attacking Uyghur culture by destroying mosques and other places of cultural and religious significance, but also through mass Han-Chinese tourism. The article shows how the outlook of many Uyghur sites of cultural heritage – and their “official” meanings – are altered to accommodate Han tourists. In this way, the powers these places hold as sites are changed forever for Uyghurs.  

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 13 DECEMBER 2020

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International Human Rights Day
On December 10th, which marked the 72nd year of International Human Rights Day, the World Uyghur Congress reiterated in its press release the importance of human rights and democratic freedoms for a better and more just world. On this occasion, the WUC highlighted the deterioration of the situation in East Turkistan and the systematic violations of the fundamental rights of the Uyghur people. Today, the Uyghur people are facing genocide at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), yet there have been very few concrete steps to meaningfully resolve this crisis.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes Adoption of EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime

Press Release – For immediate release
7 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the adoption of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime by the Council of the European Union on Monday. The sanctions regime will allow the European Union (EU) to target individuals, bodies, and entities who are responsible for, or otherwise associated with, serious human rights violations, irrespective of where they occur. This is of major importance for the Uyghur people, as for the first time, the EU possesses a concrete mechanism to hold perpetrators of the atrocities against Uyghurs to account. 

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PRESS RELEASE: THE WUC WELCOMES THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT’S REPORT ON ITS HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES

Press Release – For immediate release
4 December 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the “14. Report of the German Government on its Human Rights Policies“, which highlights the human right crisis in East Turkistan. In this new report the German Government criticizes the Chinese Government more explicitly for its gross human rights violations against the Uyghurs.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 13 NOVEMBER 2020

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East Turkistan National Day
On November 12, the World Uyghur Congress celebrated the East Turkistan National Day together with the Uyghur community. This is an important day, as it refers to the creation of the two independent Republics in 1933 and 1944, which stand as a symbol of the spirit of the Uyghur people and our longing for freedom and democracy. Since the Chinese occupation of East Turkistan in 1949, the human rights situation has worsened dramatically and culminated in the genocide which is happening today.

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