U.S., UK, Germany clash with China at U.N. over Xinjiang

Reuters. 12 May 2021

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The United States, Germany and Britain clashed with China at the United Nations on Wednesday over the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, angering Beijing by hosting a virtual event that China had lobbied U.N. member states to stay away from.

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Uyghurs editors’ families slam Chinese documentary to ‘grossly mispresent’ them

Zee News. 12 May 2021

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Families of former Uyghur textbook editors, who have been accused of incorporating ethnically charged and separatist views into classroom literature, say that a pro-Beijing media outlet`s recent documentary grossly misrepresents them.

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The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be a Glorification of Xi Jinping and the CCP’s Global Agenda; We Must Counter With a Diplomatic Boycott

China Change. 21 April 2021

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There are many reasons why rights-respecting governments should stay far away from Xi Jinping’s Winter Olympics. To name just a few: the Uyghur genocide, the crushing of political and civil freedoms in Hong Kong, the deepening assault on Tibetan culture and religion, the forced erasure of Mongolian and other ethnic minority identities, “hostage diplomacy,” the unremitting attacks on human rights lawyers, rule of law, freedom of expression, freedom of religion ––the list goes on.

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Daphne Bramham: Uyghurs deserve real answers from both China and Canada

Vancouver Sun. 8 May 2021

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Every Thursday afternoon, Turnisa Matsedik-Qira stands outside the Chinese consulate protesting the treatment of her family and other Uyghur families whose relatives have simply disappeared.

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The Chinese policy that makes Uyghurs feel like hostages in their own homes

CNN. 9 May 2021

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A woman raises a toast in a photo that appears to show four friends enjoying dinner together. The reality couldn’t be more different.The woman in the white ruffled shirt is Zumrat Dawut, an ethnic Uyghur from Urumqi, who fled China in 2019 to escape the alleged repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.Her four “guests” are Chinese government cadres who lived in her home for 10 days every month for two years before her family fled, she said.”We must pretend that we are happy,” Dawut explained from Washington DC, where she lives in exile.”If we do not then the government will conclude that we are against their ‘relatives’ policy.”

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Where is New Zealand’s ‘values-based’ foreign policy when it comes to the Uyghurs?

The Guardian. 6 May 2021

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After the Christchurch terror attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern donned a hijab as she comforted the relatives of the 51 Muslims who were killed simply for practising their faith. The image spread across the world and she was lavished with international praise.

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Press Release: WUC Calls on Belgian Chamber to Recognize Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For Immediate Release
03 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]


During tomorrow’s hearing on the Uyghur crisis at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will urge Members to move towards recognition of the Uyghur genocide. During the hearing, Belgian Representatives will be presented with evidence from experts on the Uyghur crisis, including WUC’s EU Policy Coordinator, Koen Stoop, as well as Uyghur camp witness Qelbinur Sidiq. 

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Mosque in Xinjiang’s Ghulja City Repurposed as Hotel

RFA. 29 April 2021

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Authorities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have leased a mosque in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city to a Han Chinese businessman from the capital Beijing, who turned the place of worship into a tourist hotel, according to sources.

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