July 2019

A man identified as Rejepniyaz Hebibulla is shown in a video highlighting the success of 'vocational training centers' in the XUAR.  China News Service

Uyghur in Xinjiang ‘Vocational Training’ Video Identified as Educated Professional

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:16

A classmate identified the man in a propaganda program produced by official media.

Department of Education of Xinjiang convened a conference for educational workers to swear allegiance, fighting against “three forces” and eliminating “two-faced persons.”

Witch Hunt for “Two-Faced Persons” in Xinjiang Universities

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:15

CCP is intensifying efforts to expunge teachers disloyal to the Party by scrutinizing their private lives and encouraging colleagues to inform on each other.

The former Chinese governer of Xinjiang, Nur Bekri, during his trial in Shenyang, Liaoning province

Former head of Xinjiang pleads guilty to bribery

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:13

A former chairman of China's northwest Xinjiang region pleaded guilty at a trial on Thursday to accepting $11.5 million in bribes, the court said.

Nadila and her Australian son Lutfy are being prevented from leaving Xinjiang. Photo: Sadam Abudusalamu

Chinese police still questioning wife of Australian Uyghur man, despite promising to help

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:13

Police in China's far-western Xinjiang region are still questioning the wife of an Australian man interviewed on Four Corners last week, despite Beijing saying it would assist Australia's efforts to reunite the family.

Almas Nizamidin, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster and Sadam Abudusalamu. Photo: Twitter/Craig Foster

Minister promises to work with China to help reunite Uyghur families

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:11

The Morrison government will work with China to provide consular assistance to Uyghur citizens and other Muslim minorities with Australian connections.

Photo Source: Sadam Abudusalamu

Man seeks wife, son's release from China

  • Thu, 07/25/2019 - 21:08

An Australian man, whose wife and son are trapped in far western China, is pleading with the federal government to fast-track their return to Sydney.

Two farmers at the bazaar; Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.  July 11, 2016.Photo: Urbain J. Kinet

Official Chinese White Paper Claims Uyghurs, Xinjiang Have Long Been ‘Inseparable Part of China’

  • Tue, 07/23/2019 - 20:08

But critics say the report is part of a bid to undermine Uyghur culture and identity.

In a screen grab from her video report, Isobel Yeung speaks to the camera as she watches security personnel march young Uyghur men down the street in the middle of the night in Kashgar.   Vice News/HBO

Foreign Journalists Endure Formidable Obstacles, Risks to Report on China’s Policies in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 07/23/2019 - 20:07

A reporter for Vice News discusses her experience documenting rights violations in the region.

Afmetto Retepu

Courage born of despair: Uighurs in Japan

  • Tue, 07/23/2019 - 20:06

Thousands of Uighur Muslims living in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region are being held against their will in what the Chinese government calls vocational training centers.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA

Uighur's links to home come with a steep price

  • Tue, 07/23/2019 - 20:03

After brutal riots ten years ago that left 200 people dead, Shawudun Abdughupur and his wife understood they could have no future in China's Xinjiang region.