China’s Attempt to Spy on Uyghurs at Home and Abroad | Opinion

Newsweek. 27 April 2021

Below is an article published by Newsweek. Photo:AFP.

China today hosts a complex web of surveillance systems to keep track of its citizens and critics, both at home and abroad. Not only does the Chinese state operate multiple systems to maintain surveillance on its citizens, but it also tasks private companies working in China to further enhance its network of human and technical spies.

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WEEKLY BRIEF – 16 APRIL 2021

The WUC Endorses the Legal Complaint Against 4 France-Based Companies
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies.

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Nuclear options: Czechs bar Chinese firm from tender but not equal Russian ‘security risk’

Radio Prague International. 30 March 2021

Below is an article published by Radio Prague International. Photo:IAEA Imagebank.

On Monday, the State Security Council formally agreed on tasking the security services with conducting a detailed risk assessment of four potential bidders to expand the country’s Dukovany nuclear power plant. The government announced previously that it would not invite Chinese firms to participate. But the Russian firm Rosatom was not excluded, despite warnings that suppliers from both countries pose security risks.

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WEEKLY BRIEF – 01 April 2021

NEWS

UN Experts Concerned about the Situation of Uyghurs
A group of more than 16 independent UN human rights experts have sent a letter to Chinese and multinational companies, raising deep concerns about ‘the alleged arbitrary detention and forced labour’ of Uyghurs. The letter was in response to information that connected over 150 domestic Chinese and foreign-domiciled companies to serious allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur workers. The WUC joined civil society organisations welcoming this decision, and urged other actors, such as the International Labour Organisation to break its silence on the matter.

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Press Release: WUC Strongly Condemns Coerced Statements of Uyghurs

Press Release – For Immediate Release
1 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s use of hostage diplomacy through forced TV confessions of Uyghurs in East Turkistan. 

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WEEKLY BRIEF – 26 MARCH 2021

EU, US, UK, Canada Impose Sanctions on Four Chinese Officials and one Entity
The World Uyghur Congress applauds the decision of the European Union (EU), Canada, United Kingdom and the United States to sanction four Chinese officials and one Chinese entity over their complicity in the atrocities against the Uyghurs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan.

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Beijing’s crackdown in Xinjiang has separated thousands of children from their parents, new report claims. CNN found two of them

CNN. 19 March 2021

Below is an article published by CNN. Photo:CNN. Shutterstock.

Xinjiang, China (CNN)It was supposed to be a routine trip home to Xinjiang for Mamutjan Abdurehim’s wife and two children.That was five years ago. He says he hasn’t seen them since.Mamutjan’s wife Muherrem took their daughter and son from Malaysia back to the region in western China to get a new passport in December 2015. They remain trapped there, he said, caught up in the sweeping government crackdown against Muslim minorities that has reportedly seen up to 2 million people arbitrarily detained in vast camps across Xinjiang.

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