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China Uighurs: Detained for beards, veils and internet browsing

China Uighurs: Detained for beards, veils and internet browsing

A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been ...

Don’t forget the Uighur amid the coronavirus crisis

Don’t forget the Uighur amid the coronavirus crisis

The world has been indifferent to the plight of the Uighurs, leading some to claim that coronavirus may be a punishment. by Omar Suleiman 14 Feb 2020 Men seen praying at the mosque ...

Senator Rubio Bringing Uighur Activist as State of the Union Guest

Senator Rubio Bringing Uighur Activist as State of the Union Guest

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) talks to reporters following a classified national security briefing of the U.S. Senate on developments with Iran after attacks by Iran ...

Why I stand up against the Red Evil – China?

Why I stand up against the Red Evil – China?

Abstract “The issue is more than religion, the issue is more than cultural identity, the issue is more than racism, it is a humanitarian crisis against humanity; it is a comprehens ...

Rape in Xinjiang Camps: The Tibetan Precedent

Rape in Xinjiang Camps: The Tibetan Precedent

Accounts of sexual abuse of detained Uyghur and ethnic Kazakh women are highly believable. Buddhist nuns are also raped in Tibet’s transformation through education camps, where rap ...

Coronavirus to hit Uyghur camps

Coronavirus to hit Uyghur camps

by BENGISU INCETAS   The deadly Coronavirus infection is a virus caused by an outbreak of respiratory illness that was first found in Wuhan, China, according to the Centers fo ...

Atush Roads Fenced Off, Residents Confined to Homes, as Xinjiang Stares Down Virus Advance

Atush Roads Fenced Off, Residents Confined to Homes, as Xinjiang Stares Down Virus Advance

Residents line up inside the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center at the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang. AP/Ng Han Guan 2020 ...

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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