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ئالدىدا – Before

ئالدىدا – Before

نىمشېھىت  Nimshehit Translated by Aziz Isa Elkun ۋەسلىدىن ئۆزگە كېرەكمەس ماڭا جانان ئالدىدا  ئارزۇيۇم سەن ئېرۇرسەن تەن بىلەن جان ئالدىدا  بىرگۈلى رەنا ئېرۇرسەن باغۇ بوستان ئالدىدا  ...

Searching for truth in China’s Uighur ‘re-education’ camps

Searching for truth in China’s Uighur ‘re-education’ camps

Image captionThe highly secure camp building in Uyghur Autonomous Region By John Sudworth, BBC News The Chinese region of Uyghur Autonomous Region is home to millions of ethnic Mus ...

Prominent Uyghur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

Prominent Uyghur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

The ongoing plight of the Uyghur Muslims, whereby they are oppressed by the Chinese state and thrown into concentration camps, has seen the death of one of its prominent writers. N ...

Surveillance Of Uyghurs In Xinjiang, China Amounts To A Burgeoning Human Rights Crisis

Surveillance Of Uyghurs In Xinjiang, China Amounts To A Burgeoning Human Rights Crisis

The Organization for the Wolrd Peace The westernmost region of China, officially known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has drawn international attention in recent years for t ...

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 ...

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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