Year: 2019

Uyghur Developer Confirmed Jailed For Life, Dozens of Relatives and Employees Sentenced

Source: RFA One of the wealthiest Uyghurs in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has been confirmed jailed for life after his whereabouts were unknown for more than three years, according to sources, who said dozens of his relatives and employees have also been sentenced to prison. Eli […]

Daughter of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Accepts Sakharov Prize For Her Father

Source: RFA The daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti accepted the European Parliament’s 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on his behalf on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to protest China’s policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Tohti, a former professor of economics at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, was […]

Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan While Parents in Jail, Internment Camp

Source: RFA A five-year-old Uyghur boy who was left in the care of grandparents because his parents are incarcerated for religious and political reasons was found frozen to death in a ditch in Hotan (Hetian, in Chinese) prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), residents told RFA’s Uyghur Service. RFA confirmed that both parents […]

Scoop: China tried to get World Bank to fund surveillance in Xinjiang

Source: AXIOS Chinese recipients of World Bank loans tried to secure funding for the purchase of facial recognition technology for use in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, according to documents obtained by Axios. Why it matters: The World Bank’s loan program in Xinjiang demonstrates the extreme moral hazard that is now facing any organization with operations […]

Kilgour: The world must take action against China’s persecution of the Uyghurs

Source: OTTAWA CITIZEN Uyghurs have been sent to more than 1,300 camps in Xinjiang in western China without trial or any legal procedure, according to Adrian Zenz, European academic and expert on China’s ethnic policies. They endure endless hours of brainwashing that “kill the memory of who they are, wipe out their separate identity, language […]

Xinjiang’s New Slavery

Source: FOREIGN POLICY Employment: Yarkant County satellite factory [for] persons in detention or reeducation.” The spreadsheet, obtained from a cache of local government files, lists the employment status of nearly 2,000 Uighurs—but the 148 entries that carry this particular designation stand out like a sore thumb. Since spring 2017, the Chinese government has placed vast […]

China is trolling and hacking Uighur exiles across the world

Source: Wired It’s Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Wearing a lime-green jacket, the activist Rushan Abbas stands out from a crowd of grey and black suits as she gives testimony before the US Senate. As Abbas, 50, reads aloud from a printout of her speech, only the volume and a slight shudder in her voice convey […]

China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash

Source: The New York Times BEIJING — China’s efforts to study the DNA of the country’s ethnic minorities have incited a growing backlash from the global scientific community, as a number of scientists warn that Beijing could use its growing knowledge to spy on and oppress its people. Two publishers of prestigious scientific journals, Springer Nature […]

US: China Targets Uighur Mosques to Eradicate Minority’s Faith

Source: VOA News WASHINGTON – A U.S. State Department official accused China of attempting to erase the Muslim identity of Uighurs by seeking to demolish or close places of worship in Xinjiang in northwest China. The official, who spoke to VOA on the condition of anonymity, said the Chinese Communist Party in its campaign against […]

China Uyghur Analytic Projects Require Intel And NVIDIA, Intel Condemns, NVIDIA Silent

Source: IPVM At least 8 PRC China police projects require NVIDIA and Intel chips to power their Uyghur-detecting analytics, according to procurement documents found by IPVM. Intel promptly condemned the usage while NVIDIA remains silent to IPVM inquiries. Intel told IPVM it had no idea about this and condemned human rights abusing applications of their […]