Commentary

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, United Kingdom listens during the session 'Global Financial Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. World Economic Forum

By naming Dominic Barton to be Canada’s Chinese envoy, Ottawa has left Uyghurs worried

  • Sun, 09/08/2019 - 20:18

The appointment of Canada’s new ambassador to China was a much-watched affair.

EDITORIAL: China’s actions are genocide

  • Sat, 04/13/2019 - 17:00

Much has been made of the advanced surveillance technology that China is employing to repress its citizenry, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, but technological advances can be a double-edged sword, as they also allow others to see what Beijing is doing to destroy the cultures and religions in those areas.

Jews must speak up for the Uyghurs in China

  • Thu, 04/11/2019 - 19:22

The Jewish people don’t need to be warned about genocide. We know it doesn’t happen overnight. We know it starts with a culture being demonised, and with hate and repression becoming normal. Then people start disappearing. That’s what is happening today in China. It is estimated that over a million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities are being detained indefinitely in ‘re-education’ camps in China’s western Xinjiang Region.

Omer Bekali, a former prisoner at a Chinese internment camp for the Uighur people, gets emotional while speaking during a news conference in Berlin in March. (Felipe Trueba/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock )

Will the U.S. continue to put national interest over China’s human rights violations?

  • Tue, 04/09/2019 - 20:17

Richard Nixon said no to the people of Xinjiang. President Trump has a chance to change course.

China Ethnically Cleanses Its Uighur Culture

  • Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:10

Mao sought to destroy China’s own “old” culture by making things disappear: temples, monuments, walls, entire streets once filled with lively markets.

China’s Brutal ‘Boarding Schools’

  • Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:11

Beijing’s indoctrination centers for Muslim Uighurs are stark violations of human rights.

Bahram Sintash with his father, Qurban Mamut, in Washington, D.C., in February 2017.

China is trying to destroy Uighur culture. We’re trying to save it

  • Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:09

After my father, Qurban Mamut, was taken by Chinese authorities to an indoctrination camp about a year ago, I remember thinking with deep sadness of his words to me as a child: “You were born during a very good time.”

The Guardian view on Xinjiang’s detention camps: not just China’s shame

  • Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:08

Vast numbers of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in detention. The world must speak out

China has put 1 million Muslims in concentration camps. MBS had nothing to say

  • Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:24

China is a leading oppressor of Muslims, so it should come as no surprise that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia — the kingdom that views itself as defender of the Islamic faith — would visit Beijing to deliver a stern rebuke.

The World Must Save the Uyghurs

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:24

Long-standing repression of the Uyghur culture has reached stunning new lows. What happened to “Never again”?

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