Uyghur Related

ChinaFile Presents: The Situation in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:23

Historian Rian Thum and journalists Gulchehra Hoja of Radio Free Asia and James Palmer of Foreign Policy discuss the present human rights crisis in China's far-western Xinjiang region. The conversation was moderated by Jessica Batke, senior editor of ChinaFile.

Oppression of Uyghurs in China Only ‘Gives Rise to Hatred,’ Say Their Families in Japan

  • Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:21

American human rights activists recently criticized the forced detention of over a million people in re-education camps in the Uyghur Autonomous Region in Xinjiang, China. Uyghurs living in Japan also worry about the safety of their families back home.

Rebiya Kadeer (center), former head of the World Uyghur Congress, shouts slogans with others holding Uyghur flags during a protest in Brussels, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

PART III: Interview: ‘We tell them that they would be banned from seeing their family again.’

  • Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:19

A police officer recounts his work as a guard at a Xinjiang "political re-education camp."

How Beijing is using the Nazi propaganda playbook to justify its concentration camps to the world

  • Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00

After strenuously denying it for many months, China’s government in mid-October suddenly admitted that the Xinjiang concentration camps exist. However, it now tries to present a propaganda picture of benign “vocational training centres,” rolled out to deal with people who pose a threat to social order.

Abdikadir Yasin, a Uighur Muslim from China seeking asylum in Sweden, with his wife and one of their children in emergency housing in the city of Gävle.CreditCreditElisabeth Ubbe for The New York Times

They Escaped China’s Crackdown, but Now Wait in Limbo

  • Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00

Abdikadir Yasin and his wife waited for months, dreading a call telling them they would have to leave Sweden and return to western China, where the government has corralled hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs like them into re-education camps.

China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing

  • Fri, 10/26/2018 - 00:00

Often, the big brothers and sisters arrived dressed in hiking gear. They appeared in the villages in groups, their backpacks bulging, their luggage crammed with electric water-kettles, rice-cookers, and other useful gifts for their hosts.

Uighur security personnel patrol in Kashgar (AP: Ng Han Guan, file)

Three Australians were detained in China's re-education camps in the past year, DFAT reports

  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00

Three Australians were detained and released from China's political re-education camps in Xinjiang province in the past year, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Abdukerim Rahman in an undated photo

Scholars Reflect on Legacy of Uyghur Folklore Research Founder, Now in Detention

  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:00

Abdukerim Rahman’s life work continues to inspire academics studying Uyghur literature.

China's hidden camps

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:49

The BBC has new evidence that China is building a vast network of internment camps for its Muslim population in the western region of Xinjiang. Experts say one facility we’ve identified could be one of the biggest detention centres in the world. 

Inside China's internment camps: tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:46

On state television, the vocational education centre in China's far west looked like a modern school where happy students studied Mandarin, brushed up their job skills, and pursued hobbies such as sports and folk dance.