Uyghur Related

App Targeting Uyghur Population Censors Content, Lacks Basic Security

  • Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:27

One of the components of this massive surveillance state is a mobile app that local police are forcing residents to install. It is dubbed “Jingwang,” or “clean internet” in Chinese.

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security

  • Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:22

Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files. Now, researchers have found it transfers the collected data with no encryption.

U.S. Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Uyghur Detentions

  • Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:20

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Chris Smith have sent a letter urging Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to launch an investigation into the reported mass detention of Uyghurs in political re-education camps, and into widespread surveillance and rights repression in Xinjiang. 

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Korla city, Xinjiang, Nov. 2, 2017. AP

US Lawmakers Call For Investigation of Mass Incarcerations, Surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:21

They say information should be gathered to determine the need for sanctions against Chinese officials.

A prisoner is tortured in a "political training center." (Photo: ChinaAid)

20 prisoners mentally break down in Chinese detention camp

  • Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:20

20 Kazakh citizens in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have suffered mental breakdowns after being incarcerated at “political training centers,” ChinaAid recently learned.

Uighurs and their supporters rally across the street from United Nations headquarters in New York on March 15. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Congressional leaders urge U.S. to press China over reports of mass Uighur detentions

  • Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:00

The U.S. administration needs to press China harder over the detention of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in “political education centers,” including dozens of relatives of reporters working for Radio Free Asia in Washington.

U.S. Representative Chris Smith

Chairs Urge Ambassador Branstad to Prioritize Mass Detention of Uyghurs, Including Family Members of Radio Free Asia Employees

  • Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:55

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China respectively, released today a letter sent to U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad urging him to visit the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), prioritize the issue of mass surveillance and detention of the Uyghur ethnic minority population, including the detention of family members of Radio Free Asia employees, and begin collecting information on the senior officials involved with implementing this policy for possible Global Magnitsky sanctions. 

Xinjiang halts all government projects as crackdown on debt gets serious

  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:36

China’s biggest region issues blanket infrastructure suspension as it combs through the books to check they have enough funding to ensure their completion

Pezilet Bekri in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Uyghur Official Arrested For Sympathizing With Political ‘Re-Education Camp’ Detainees

  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00

Pezilet Bekri had overseen authorities hauling members of her ethnic group into custody in Kashgar.

People hold placards and flags during a demonstration of France's exiled Uyghur community on July 4, 2010 in Paris.

China’s Campaign Against Uighur Diaspora Ramps Up

  • Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:26

In its attempts to control Uighurs abroad, the Chinese government is holding families hostage.