March 2019

The Spectre of Insecurity: The CCP’s Mass Internment Strategy in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:28

How do we explain the radical shift in the Chinese Communist Party’s policies in the frontier region of Xinjiang, where more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are now interned in prison-like re-education camps?

Gulnur Kosgeulet shows a photo of her husband, Ekpor Sorsenbek, whom she believes is in a re-education camp in Xinjiang, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Jan. 21. (Reid Standish for Foreign Policy)

Kazakhs Won’t Be Silenced on China’s Internment Camps

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:27

Activists are speaking out for those imprisoned in Xinjiang—even if their own government doesn’t like it.

Various Kazakhs plead for their loved ones trapped in Xinjiang. Left: Hasen Kulsara wishes to reunite with her husband. Mid: Norserali Ayden holds a picture of his imprisoned brother and family. Right: Shabila Sultan says she can no longer reach her parents after their arrest. (Photo: ChinaAid)

A wall of silence around China’s oppression of its Muslim minority is starting to crumble

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:26

More and more countries are standing up to China over its oppression of the Uighurs, the country’s majority-Muslim ethnic minority.

Several Kazakhs told rights groups their relatives detained or missing in China's Xinjiang have swapped "re-education" camps for other forms of confinement AFP/Ruslan PRYANIKOV  Read more at

From camps to factories: Muslim detainees say China using forced labour

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:24

As Gulzira Auelkhan toiled stitching gloves in a factory in China's troubled Xinjiang region, her managers made no secret of where her production would be sold.

Uighur activist Rukiye Turdush. Photo: Supplied.

Exclusive: How Uighur activist Rukiye Turdush felt the long arm of the Chinese Communist party, in Canada

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:23

For two decades Rukiye Turdush thought she had left China behind but, last month, the country finally caught up with her.

Baimurat, who lives in Kazakhstan, says he helped deliver hundreds of fellow Muslims to an indoctrination camp in China’s Xinjiang region. “I came to regret ever coming back to China,” he said. “That choice led me into doing such awful things.”CreditCreditEmile Ducke for The New York Times

He Needed a Job. China Gave Him One: Locking Up His Fellow Muslims.

  • Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:22

China’s vast detention program for Muslims has required more and more police officers. And recruits are coming from the very ethnic groups that are being suppressed.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Xinjiang Authorities Grant 24-Hour Releases to Uyghur Detainees For ‘Good Behavior’

  • Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00

Sources suggest the releases are connected to a ‘foreign group visit.’