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Uighurs Condemn China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork During Ramadan

Uighurs Condemn China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork During Ramadan

A Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official conceded this week that Beijing had imposed draconian restrictions on Ramadan practices in Muslim-majority Xinjiang, denying reports of a b ...

How Uyghurs are silenced from sharing their suffering with the world

How Uyghurs are silenced from sharing their suffering with the world

RTR World Many Uyghurs don't speak out due to fear of repercussions and others don't because they have been indoctrinated against criticising the Chinese government. “Two months ag ...

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

Almaty, Kazakhstan (CNN) Overflowing toilets in overcrowded cells. Food and sleep deprivation. Forced injections. As she witnessed horror after horror and was told of others, Sayra ...

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s Belt and Road

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s Belt and Road

Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning -- no veils ...

China’s Uyghur re-education centres in Xinjiang will not produce a loyal and obedient population

China’s Uyghur re-education centres in Xinjiang will not produce a loyal and obedient population

The Conversation The Chinese government’s denials of its mass interment of Xinjiang’s Uyghur citizens have evaporated as international pressure has piled up in recent weeks. In the ...

There’s Life in the EU, and Hope for the Persecuted in China

There’s Life in the EU, and Hope for the Persecuted in China

Brussels’ hemicycle passed an urgent resolution on human rights and religious freedom in the land of the Red Dragon. We applaud it while noting a few faults. Marco Respinti Finally ...

Letter to the Editor: Silence has Terrible Price

Letter to the Editor: Silence has Terrible Price

Attending an institution of higher learning like KU allows you to be in an environment cherishing inclusion and diversity of opinion. But you quickly come to find not all the world ...

The Rāma Story and Sanskrit in Ancient Xinjiang

by Subhash Kak Most people do not know that until about a thousand years ago, the Tarim Basin (northwest of Tibet, which is the part of Xinjiang below the Tian Shin Mountains) was Indic in culture and it was a thriving part of the Sanskritic world; its people spoke the Gāndhārī language which many see as descended from Vedic Sanskrit, and Khotanese Saka, which is also closely related to Sanskrit. Perhaps th ...

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The Learning Curve: How Communist Party Officials are Applying Lessons from Prior “Transformation” Campaigns to Repression in Xinjiang

JamesTown Foundation Editor’s Note: This article continues coverage by China Brief of the ongoing efforts by the Chinese government to suppress dissent in Xinjiang (see China Brief, May 15 2018; and China Brief, November 5 2018). This article examines commonalities between the situation in Xinjiang and the government’s prior (and ongoing) efforts to suppress and “transform” practitioners of Falun Gong. Due ...

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China’s Protracted Securitization of Xinjiang: Origins of a Surveillance State

e-international Relations Xinjiang has recently been in the international spotlight due to the advent of what observers in the media and scholarly communities have described as a ‘security’, ‘police’, or ‘surveillance’ state (Rajagopalan 2018, Chin and Bürge 2017, Millward 2018). This refers to a conglomerate of security practices implemented by the Chinese authorities and mainly aimed at the Uyghur ethnic ...

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Uyghurs and Uyghur Identity

Dolkun Kamberi, Ph. D Introduction Great politicians will pass from the earth, and the strongest imperial states will collapse and disappear from a new generation’s memory, but wisdom, civilization, and cultural heritage will continue to play a significant role among human beings as long as there is human history. The land of the Uyghurs today consists of the Tarim, Junghar, and Turpan basins, situated in t ...

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Understanding Uyghur Culture and Cuisine

  Uyghur Culture (General) The Uyghurs practice Islam. Currently under Chinese law, Uyghur women are not allowed to wear complete head-coverings and young Uyghur men are not allowed to have long beards. Uyghur language has Turkic origins and they use Arabic script. Uyghur art, dance and music is very popular with the music being particularly popular throughout China. Uyghurs use special instruments for ...

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