Report documents extensive grassroots policing of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

RFA. 20 October 2021

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Scores of Chinese government bodies are engaged in an elaborate whole-of-government campaign of repression targeting Muslim Uyghurs in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region, according to report published this week by an Australian think tank.

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Chinese effort to gather ‘micro clues’ on Uyghurs laid bare in report

The Guardian. 19 October 2021

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Authorities in the Chinese region of Xinjiang are using predictive policing and human surveillance to gather “micro clues” about Uyghurs and empower neighbourhood informants to ensure compliance at every level of society, according to a report.

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Netherlands working with China in DNA research; Experts concerned

NL Times. 6 October 2021

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Three top Dutch laboratories have been working together with Chinese scientists to develop sensitive DNA techniques for years, RTL Nieuws and Follow the Money reported based on their research. Experts are concerned about this cooperation.

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Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook Knows China and Iran Are Using the Platform to Commit Espionage

PJ Media. 5 October 2021

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Facebook may be in hotter water than initially thought after data was leaked showing that the platform increases suicidal ideation in teenagers. Former Facebook executive Frances Haugen dropped a bombshell at a hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection, product safety and data security subcommittee on Tuesday when she was asked about the company’s involvement in allowing enemy states like China and Iran to use the platform for nefarious purposes.

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German regulator launches investigation into Chinese mobile phones

Politco. 25 September 2021

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Germany is launching an investigation into the cybersecurity of certain Chinese mobile phones.

A spokesperson for the German Federal Office for Information Security confirmed the launch of the probe to the newswire DPA, according to news portal Tagesschau.  

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New UHRP Report Uncovers Seizure and Auction of Uyghur Business Assets

UHRP. 24 September 2021

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UHRP has released a new report documenting the Chinese government’s seizure and sale of property owned by successful Uyghur entrepreneurs. 

The report, Under the Gavel: Evidence of Uyghur-Owned Property Seized and Sold Online, documents numerous properties belonging to Uyghur businesspeople being sold on the judicial auctions section of the e-commerce website Taobao, owned by the Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA). Assets sold by the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) court system include commercial and residential real estate, as well as shares of companies. These properties were seized in the course of criminal cases during the ongoing genocide. 

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Hacks, threats and propaganda: How China tried to discredit the Uighur Tribunal

Rappler. 24 September 2021

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When Xinjiang camp survivor Erbakit Otarbay, from Kazakhstan, decided to give evidence at London’s Uighur Tribunal earlier this week, he felt proud of himself. Here was a chance to be a witness at an independent hearing that sought to investigate the human rights crisis in the northwest of China. Before a panel of judges, he would be able to recount the horrors he experienced in government-run detention centers between 2017 and 2018, after visiting family in Xinjiang.

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Throw away your Chinese phones, Lithuania defense minister tells citizens

Politco. 22 September 2021

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Lithuania’s Defense Ministry advised against purchasing Chinese mobile phones and recommended that people discard any they might have now following a government report that censorship abilities had been installed in the phones.

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