June 2019

Barbed wire outside a detention centre to ‘re-educate’ dissidents in Xinjiang, as seen in a BBC documentary aired this month.

Mute response from rights defenders as minister condemned over Xinjiang camps

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:35

Usually vocal human rights activists and groups have avoided comment when queried about remarks by a federal minister which appeared to endorse Chinese propaganda on a controversial camp set up to “re-educate” dissidents in the restive Xinjiang province.

A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:35

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

Senator Markey Leads Colleagues in Highlighting Trump Administration Delays in Sanctioning Chinese Officials for Abuses Against Uyghurs

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:26

Senators raise concerns regarding administration decisions to delay sanctions to allow for the conclusion of trade talks

Foreign reporters being blocked in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:26

The three men were so busy staging a fake traffic accident they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading toward one of China’s notorious internment camps.

The Tenth Regiment of the First Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps convenes recruitment mobilization meeting in Qingping town, under the jurisdiction of Dingxi city in Gansu Province.

“Hanification” of Xinjiang Through False Promises and Threats

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:26

The CCP is luring Han Chinese to move far West, pledging to provide economic prosperity and happy family life. The reality is not as rosy as is presented.

14 seconds of undercover footage reveals the shadowy, sinister reality of China's 21st-century police state

  • Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:26

Eight young men, wearing dark clothing, are marching in complete silence down a busy city street.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017.

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:26

The three men were so busy staging a fake car crash they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading towards one of China's notorious internment camps.

Reconfiguring Geopolitics In The Era Of The Surveillance State: The Uyghurs, The Chinese Party-State, And The Reshaping Of Middle East Politics

  • Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:26

We are living in the era of the surveillance state. People are starting to understand the political implications that the connections between technology and state power may have on individual privacy and civil rights.

Members of the Uyghur diaspora protest outside of UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on the first day of the Human Rights Council, June 24, 2019.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Xinjiang Vice Governor Paints Internment Camps as ‘Vocational Centers’ at UN Rights Council

  • Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:50

But rights groups dismiss his remarks as propaganda and call him a traitor to the Uyghur community.

A Xinjiang Police College webpage shows police officers collecting information from villagers in Kargilik (or Yecheng) County in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang.  Source: Xinjiang Police College website

Uncovering China’s mass-surveillance app

  • Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:47

From using too much electricity to stepping out the back door, a new report by Human Rights Watch reveals the extent to which every day behaviour in China’s Xinjiang region is monitored by the authorities, contributing to a regime of constant surveillance and mass detention