February 2019

Colleges should punish int’l students who engage in threats, racial hatred and intelligence gathering for Beijing

  • Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:25

Last week, Rukiye Turdush came to McMaster University to make a presentation on a sombre topic: the arbitrary and indefinite detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in concentration camps in the region that the People’s Republic of China calls Xinjiang.

China has put 1 million Muslims in concentration camps. MBS had nothing to say

  • Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:24

China is a leading oppressor of Muslims, so it should come as no surprise that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia — the kingdom that views itself as defender of the Islamic faith — would visit Beijing to deliver a stern rebuke.

Wutaqi Prison

China Spiriting Uyghur Detainees Away From Xinjiang to Prisons in Inner Mongolia, Sichuan

  • Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:34

Detainees from the XUAR have been sent to jails in at least five provincial-level regions of China.

alt=" Adil Mijit greets fans after a performance in Xinjiang. Photograph: Supplied/Arslan Mijit Hidayat"

Fears for Uighur comedian missing amid crackdown on cultural figures

  • Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:29

Adil Mijit worked for a government arts troupe for 30 years, but his family fear he has been taken into a re-education camp

How China tried to stop my freedom of speech — in Canada

  • Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:19

No matter how powerful the Chinese government may be, however, they will never succeed. Uighurs both inside China and abroad will continue to stand up for their rights and their identity as a people. But this task will become far more difficult if most of the world continues to stand by and let these crimes occur.

China’s ethnic policy in Xinjiang and Tibet: The move toward assimilation

  • Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:32


This week on the Sinica Podcast, Jeremy and Kaiser speak with Tashi Rabgey, research professor of international affairs at George Washington University and director of the Tibet Governance Project. They are joined by returning guest Jim Millward, professor of history at Georgetown University and renowned scholar of Xinjiang and Central Asia.

County in Xinjiang: A Case Study in Destroying Faith

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:47

A Bitter Winter reporter went to Shawan county to learn how government suppression affects daily lives: mass arrests, burned books, and destroyed mosques.

Chemi Lhamo, the first Tibetan student president at the University of Toronto, is shown in a screen shot from video.

Independent Students Slam China-Backed Intimidation on Overseas Campuses

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:34

A group of independent Chinese students calls on governments and universities to act, after threats to ethnic minority activists outside China.

Pakistani husbands distressed as Uighur wives face Chinese crackdown

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:29

Pakistani men's Muslim Uighur wives from China's restive Xinjiang region are increasingly becoming targets of arrests by Chinese authorities. The crackdown has ruined their families and livelihood, say the affected men.

Angry over campus speech by Uighur activist, Chinese students in Canada contact their consulate, film presentation

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:24

The news of a talk by a Uighur activist spread quickly on campus, ricocheting across WeChat, the Chinese messaging app.