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Xinjiang: China's Muslim camp spending 'revealed'

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:28

China massively increased security spending in 2017 in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are alleged to have been detained, a new report says.

Uyghur protesters and supporters rally in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva during the Universal Periodic Review of china's human rights record, Nov. 6, 2018.

China Under Fire at UN Rights Review For Uyghur Re-Education Camps

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:26

More than a dozen Western states criticize mass detention program that Beijing says is job training to quell extremism.

Security spend soars in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:25

An analysis of Chinese government data has found spending on security-related construction tripled in the troubled Xinjiang region in 2017.

Nurtay Hajim talks with students at the Nurtay Iskender School for Orphans in Ghulja city, in an undated photo.

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Philanthropist

  • Tue, 11/06/2018 - 21:23

Nurtay Hajim was targeted after his school for Uyghur orphans accepted the children of political prisoners.

Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress attends an event concerning China ahead of the Human Rights Council review in Geneva, Switzerland, November 2, 2018. Picture taken November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Activists urge deep scrutiny of China at U.N. rights gathering this week

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

China’s record will be examined by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, the first time since 2013, in a regular review expected to focus on its treatment of ethnic minorities, especially Uighurs and Tibetans.

The Globe’s Nathan VanderKlippe recounts surveillance, threats of arrest, destruction of photos while reporting in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

The white Volkswagen Tiguan slipped into the rearview window a few kilometres past the checkpoint, on the blacktop that cuts across the parched eastern stretches of Xinjiang.

Human rights and the crackdown on Uyghurs’ religion and culture: six questions for China’s UN delegation

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

On November 6, states will ask direct questions to China’s UN delegation in Geneva about its human rights record. The stakes for the Uyghur people have never been higher. We are experiencing an unprecedented crackdown designed to stamp out our religion, our language, our family life, our very identity.

China Revives Maoist Practices By Detaining One Million Uighurs, Professor Says

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

China’s secret mass detainment of an estimated 1 million Uighur Muslims came to the world’s attention this August when Gay McDougall announced that the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination possessed credible reports of “political camps for indoctrination” in the northwestern territory of Xinjiang.

China is committing ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang – it's time for the world to stand up

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00

Beijing needs to be held to account. On Tuesday, a UN meeting provides other nations with that chance

China’s “Terrorist” Concentration Camps

  • Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:46

Chris sits down with Uighur activist Nury Turkel to discuss China's concentration camps in the Muslim region of Xinjiang.

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