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2020/09/30 | Deutsche Welle

China Builds New 'Detention Facilities' in Xinjiang: Study

A new study shows that Beijing is still building internment camps in Xinjiang, where the UN estimates that at least 1 million Muslim minorities are detained in so-called re-education camps or other facilities.

2020/09/09 | Deutsche Welle

US Set To Block Imports From China Over Forced Labor

Washington has cited forced labor in western Xinjiang autonomous region as grounds to ban Chinese cotton and tomatoes. The measures would hit a wide array of industries and could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. retailers.

2020/05/25 | Voice of America

Uyghurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Chinese media has released a series of separate videos showed Uighurs in Xinjiang allegedly denouncing their detention as propaganda. Uighur community members in the United States are expressing skepticism.

2019/02/14 | William Yang

#MeTooUyghur: The Mystery of a Uyghur Musician Triggers an Online Campaign

While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.

2019/02/11 | Global Voices

'I Won't Stop': Kazakh Man Seeks Justice for Family in Xinjiang Crackdown

'Some Kazakhs were cowards. We don't say anything about what is happening to our neighbors until it happens to us.'

2018/09/20 | Jerome Alan Cohen

'Xinjiang Initiative' Unites Scholars in Opposition to Suppression of Uyghur Identity

Scholars are rallying together to call attention to the terrible suppression of more than a million Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang

Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang

2018/04/04 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Fearing Violence, China Cracks Down on Uyghur Identity Worldwide

Said a Chinese official, 'You can’t uproot all the weeds hidden among the crops in the field one by one — you need to spray chemicals to kill them all.'

2018/02/13 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Uyghur Extraditions Reveal China's Growing Surveillance State

China's concern about growing Uyghur unrest has led to Orwellian measures being imposed on Xinjiang and elsewhere.

2018/01/30 | TNL Staff

BOOK EXCERPT: How Taiwan Changed a Xinjiang Mother

My mom’s trip to Taiwan was a major turning point in her life, opening up a new travel-obsessed chapter. In her old pictures she’d be looking askance, lips shut, not a trace of a smile. Now she looks right at the camera, mouth wide in a smile. She even throws up a peace sign every now and then.