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China's 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

February 18, 2020 1:19 pm

The new database emphasizes that the Chinese government focused on religion as a reason for detention and not just political extremism, as authorities claim, but ordinary activities such as praying, attending a mosque, or even growing a long beard.

Inside China’s push to turn Muslim minorities into an army of workers

December 31, 2019 9:26 am

The labour programs are crucial to the government’s strategy of social reengineering alongside the indoctrination camps, which have held 1 million or more Uighurs and Kazakhs.

They built a homeland far from China’s grip. Now they’re afraid

December 22, 2019 8:58 am

China’s repressed Uighurs have long found sanctuary in Turkey. But as the country strengthens ties with China, the Uighurs feel their safe haven shrinking.

‘Publicity gives us protection,’ says whistleblower in China crackdown on Uighur Muslims

December 08, 2019 8:19 am

A Uighur woman living in the Netherlands says she helped leak secret Chinese government documents that shed light on how Beijing runs mass detention camps for Muslim ethnic minorities.

Explained: Why has China put Uighur Muslims in camps, and what happens inside?

November 25, 2019 9:56 am

Around a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims have been bundled into ‘de-radicalisation camps’ in China. Those not detained are living under constant surveillance, involving facial recognition cameras and QR codes on homes.

‘Absolutely no mercy’: Leaked files show China’s mass detention of Muslims in officials’ own words

November 17, 2019 10:26 am

Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China’s mass detention of as many as one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.

A crackdown on Islam is spreading across China

September 22, 2019 7:54 am

The harsh crackdown on Muslims that began with the Uighurs in Xinjiang is spreading to more regions and more groups. It is driven by the party’s fear that adherence to the Muslim faith could turn into religious extremism and open defiance of its rule

China unveils new counter-terror unit in Muslim-majority Xinjiang province

August 21, 2019 7:55 pm

State-run Global Times reported on Wednesday that the Chinese People's Armed Police have for the first time unveiled to public a new counter-terror special operations unit called 'Mountain Eagle Commando' in the province.

Belgian Embassy in China faces criticism for forcibly removing Muslim family

June 19, 2019 11:22 am

China has sent around 1 million Uighurs to internment camps in Xinjiang, the semiautonomous region in western China where most of them live. The figure is equivalent to about one-tenth of the region’s Uighur population.

Trump has taken 'no meaningful action' on abuse of Muslims in China, US lawmakers complain

March 05, 2019 8:14 am

"This issue is bigger than just China. It is about demonstrating to strongmen globally that the world will hold them accountable for their actions," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.