Publishers urged to take stronger stance on Uighur persecution

The World University Rankings, 20 January 2020

Ellie Bothwell –  Academics are pushing journal publishers to take more drastic action in response to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims in the wake of increasing scrutiny over the global science community’s role in the continued persecution.

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Rubio: Don’t give China a pass on human rights

Politico, 5 January 2020

Politico Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he hopes the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal will not prevent the United States from criticizing China on its human rights abuses.

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The World Uyghur Congress Concludes a Successful Conference and Media Training Workshop in Brussels

From 7 – 10 December, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), held a successful media training workshop for Uyghur activists and a day-long conference entitled ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ in Brussels, Belgium.

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China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

The New York Times, 03.12.2019

By Sui-Lee Wee and  — In a dusty city in the Xinjiang region on China’s western frontier, the authorities are testing the rules of science.

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China’s Facial Recognition Rollout Reaches Into Mobile Phones, Shops and Homes

Reuters, 2 December 2019

Brenda Goh – SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.

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China Cables: Germany under pressure to respond to Beijing’s Uighur internment

DW, 25 November 2019

Austin Davis – Leaked Chinese papers have revealed the largest internment of minorities since World War II. In view of the many German business ties with China, Berlin is under pressure to answer for its most important trading partner.

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Facial recognition forced on 800 million Chinese internet users

RFI, 15 October 2019

By Jan van der Made – On December 1, Chinese who access the internet via their portable phones will be required to register via facial-recognition technology.

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Weekly Brief August 30

World Uyghur Congress, 30 August 2019

August 30: Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Beginning in 2011, the international community has dedicated August 30 as an opportunity to raise awareness of enforced disappearances.

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