April 2019

Webcast: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

  • Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:11

This conference aims to present the police state in China, where over one million innocent Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims have been forced into concentration camps since 2016;

Western AI researchers partnered with Chinese surveillance firms

  • Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:09

Fears raised on lack of oversight in sensitive areas of academic collaboration

Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, in January 2019. (© Ben Blanchard/Reuters)

China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:08

Security cameras with facial-recognition technology, police stations watching your every move, restrictions on freedom of worship, strangers living in your home.

‘I Have Revised My Idea of What a Uighur Heroine Should Be’

  • Sun, 04/21/2019 - 22:07

The Chinese government would have you believe a good Uighur woman is one who knows how to apply false eyelashes and cook dumplings. She is neither too modest nor too forward. She is “good at singing and dancing.”

Ford panel addresses internment camps in China

  • Sun, 04/21/2019 - 20:07

Since the late months of 2017, news media has increasingly published more information about the detainment of ethnic minority groups in China’s “re-education” camps.

Traveler’s Impressions: Prisonlike Conditions of Xinjiang

  • Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:51

A Han Chinese travels through Xinjiang to realize that the CCP’s propaganda about the life of Muslims is covering up the disturbing reality of oppression.

'I was always in fear – I thought they would kill me': Muslim women describe torture at hands of Chinese authorities in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:34

In the confines of a cramped, dark room, Aigerim was kicked repeatedly in the stomach by a guard wearing heavy, metal-tipped boots. With her mouth taped shut and limbs chained, she couldn’t cry out in pain or block the blows.

SenseTime is among the Chinese artificial intelligence companies developing facial recognition technology. CreditCreditGilles Sabrié for The New York Times

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

  • Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:26

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.

China’s SenseTime sells out of Xinjiang security joint venture

  • Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:15

Facial recognition group’s move follows scrutiny of treatment of Uighur people

Urumqi street. Photo: RFA

Uyghur Residents Forced to Organize Into Civilian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Units

  • Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:00

An official document from authorities in a neighborhood of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, has revealed more details about the extent of their suppression of Uyghurs.