Uyghur Related

Gulja is the capital of Ili prefecture in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

China Orders Residents of Xinjiang To Attend Weekly Flag-Raising Ceremonies

  • Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:15

Orders issued in Gulja are also being reported elsewhere in the region, as the government clamps down further on the ethnically troubled region.

THE MINNOWS: The main Erawan Shrine bombing suspects Adem Karadag, front, and Yusufu Mieraili, back, are escorted by police officers and prison personnel. (EPA photo)

A question of interpretation

  • Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:10

After 15 months of extremely iffy police work and very interesting prosecution strategy, the two button men of the Erawan Shrine atrocity got their destined opportunity to turn their trial into political theatre.

Uyghur workers are depicted clearing a ditch on the cover of a report on forced labor by the Uyghur World Congress, Nov. 2016.

The ‘Hashar’ Continues in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:48

World Uyghur Congress says the forced labor system is another way that Beijing attempts to control the ethnic people in the region.

The flags of Pakistan and China are seen in Lahore.

Uighurs wary as China's vast aid influences Pakistan

  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 20:34

China is extending its sway across swaths of Pakistan's underdeveloped economy through massive development aid, weaving its influence into the fabric of the South Asian country's society -- including its military.

The Uyghur Discourse

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:25

Recent events in Xinjiang have generated a great deal of analysis and commentary. In particular, reports of violence have opened up the region to the attention of activists, journalists, academics and officials not familiar with the constituent people of Xinjiang. 

Friends and family of jailed Canadian Huseyin Celil, demand Chinese authorities return Celil to Canada unharmed in this 2006 protest

Amnesty International Oakville film screening on Huseyin Celil on Nov. 14

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 22:08

Amnesty International Oakville is hosting a movie screening on Monday, Nov. 14 to help bring more awareness to its mission to free prisoner of conscience Huseyin Celil.


  • Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:31

The World Uyghur Congress has released a new report, Forced Labour in East Turkestan: State-Sanctioned Hashar System, detailing the continued use of forced labour among with Uyghur population in East Turkestan

Foreign Firms, Rights Groups Criticize Cybersecurity Law

  • Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:29

After beginning the third reading of the draft last week, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed China’s first cybersecurity law amid resounding international protest.

Clothes are seen hanging outside a bus which has been converted into a dwelling for a couple in Hefei, China, 15 November 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Jianan Yu).

China’s incomplete approach to poverty reduction

  • Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:09

Since 2013 China has recognised 17 October as National Poverty Relief Day, the same day as the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Flying Dragon Eye: Uyghur Themed Threat Activity

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:20

This paper documents attempted exploitation activity aimed at Uyghur interests outside of China.