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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Australian Uyghur Gets Surprise Phone Chat With Incarcerated Mother

Radio Free Asia, 19 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – An Australian citizen of Uyghur ethnicity whose wife and mother are being detained in internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) had a surprise telephone chat with his mother this month when he called his grandparents to extend Eid holiday greetings.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detained Uyghur Official Who Quit Due to Injury in Yarkand Incident

Radio Free Asia, 6 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) detained for one month a Uyghur former official who resigned due to complications from an injury he sustained while fleeing an incident of unrest five years ago, according to sources.

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Retired Uyghur Finance Bureaucrat, 75, ‘Graduates’ from Xinjiang Internment Camp

Radio Free Asia, 2 August 2019

By  Shohret Hoshur – A 75-year-old Uyghur retiree from a township financial management office in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has ‘graduated’ after 13 months in an internm

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Uyghur in Xinjiang ‘Vocational Training’ Video Identified as Educated Professional

Radio Free Asia, 26 July 2019

By Shohret Hoshur A Uyghur man portrayed in a video by official Chinese media as a successful example of “vocational training” in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is a university-schooled architect who held a lucrative job prior to his detention, according to a former classmate.

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Insight: The U.S. must counter the spreading threat of surveillance technology

San Francisco Chronicle, 23 May 2019

By Adam Schiff — In George Orwell’s “1984,” he imagines a world in which citizens are scrutinized everywhere they go, with screens observing every action, and where “the smallest thing could give you away.” That future is now. Not on “Oceana” or even the “Eastasia” of Orwell’s novel, but in China’s surveillance state.

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China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

The Guardian, 11 April 2019

By Darren Byler  In mid-2017, Alim, a Uighur man in his 20s, returned to China from studying abroad. As soon as he landed back in the country, he was pulled off the plane by police officers. He was told his trip abroad meant that he was now under suspicion of being “unsafe”. The police administered what they call a “health check”, which involved collecting several types of biometric data, including DNA, blood type, fingerprints, voice recordings and face scans – a process that all adults in the Uighur autonomous region of Xinjiang, in north-west China, are expected to undergo.

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Chinese company leaves Muslim-tracking facial recognition database exposed online

Zero Day, 16 February 2019

By Catalin Cimpanu – One of the facial recognition databases that the Chinese government is using to track the Uyghur Muslim population in the Xinjiang region has been left open on the internet for months, a Dutch security researcher told ZDNet.

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