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Chinese Nationalists Swarm Uighur Websites to Defend Mass Detention of Muslims

A user group of Chinese nationalists invaded the Facebook page of the World Uighur Congress (WUC) on Wednesday, blanketing it with nationalist messages, pledges of loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party, and justifications for the mass detention of Muslims in the re-education camps of Xinjiang province.

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

Reports: After Years of Bulldozing Churches, China Begins Targeting Mosques

Hawk-eyed social media users and international outlets confirmed this week, using satellite images from services such as Google Earth, that several iconic mosques in China’s Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang no longer exist, suggesting that the communist government has launched a campaign to raze some of the region’s most culturally significant architecture.

China delays mosque demolition after protest

China Bullied U.N. Delegates Away from Panel on Oppression of Muslims

China warned United Nations delegates against attending a U.S.-backed panel last month focused on Beijing’s human rights violations against Muslims in Xinjiang where the Asian giant is allegedly detaining hundreds of thousands of ethnic minorities in so-called “re-education centers,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

U.S. State Department Compares China’s Human Rights Abuses to Stalin and Hitler

The U.S. State Department published its annual report on global human rights abuses on Wednesday, spotlighting China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims in the rollout. The head of the State Department human rights bureau compared China’s actions to the horrors of Stalin’s Russia and Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Furious Chinese officials responded by accusing the United States of “prejudice” and a “Cold War mentality.”

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China Calls Concentration Camps for Uighur Muslims ‘Boarding Schools’

Chinese officials on Tuesday referred to the massive detention camps holding roughly a million Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province as “vocational education centers,” and even “boarding schools,” and suggested the camps might “gradually disappear” once society “no longer needs them.”

A woman takes part in a protest march of Ethnic Uighurs asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and asking for the closure of 're-education center' where some Uighurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU institutions in …

Data Leak Reveals China Monitoring 364 Million Social Media Accounts

A Dutch cybersecurity analyst claimed on Monday to have discovered a database created by Chinese police that contains private information about 364 million social media users, revealing a government surveillance network of breathtaking scale and uncertain purpose.

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China Using American-Made Equipment to Track Uighurs with DNA

The Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher company on Wednesday announced it will no longer sell its equipment in the Xinjiang province of China because the Chinese government is using the gear to track Uighur Muslims through their DNA.

EU team gets rare access to China's restive Xinjiang

China Allows Cuban, Venezuelan Diplomats to Tour Muslim Internment Camps

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper praised the nation’s internment camps for Muslim ethnic minorities once again on Sunday, announcing that diplomats from Cuba, Venezuela, and other dictatorships will receive tours of the “vocational centers” to tell the world of their success.

China faces grilling over internment camps at UN review

Turkey Touts U.S. Support in Challenging China’s Muslim Internment Camps

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency touted United States support in defending the rights of Chinese Uighur Muslims, noting Friday that America’s embassy in Ankara expressed solidarity with the country for challenging the Communist Party’s mass internment of the ethnic minority.

In this file image from undated video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, Muslim trainees work in a garment factory at the Hotan Vocational Education and Training Center in Hotan, Xinjiang, northwest China. A U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with t-shirts and other team apparel cut ties …

China Denies Report of Uighur Poet’s Death in Re-Education Camp

China on Sunday responded to reports of noted Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit’s death in prison by posting a video of a man who claimed to be Heyit declaring himself to be in “good health.” The man was also suspiciously enthusiastic about being under investigation by Chinese authorities.

Abdurehim Heyit

‘Great Shame for Humanity’: Turkey Condemns China’s Muslim Internment Camps

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a stern condemnation of China’s policy of using internment camps to torture and “re-educate” Uighur nationals and other Muslims into communist atheist ideology and Han culture on Saturday, triggering an outraged response from Beijing Monday accusing the Turks of human rights violations against Kurdish citizens.

China launches anti-halal crackdown in Xinjiang city

China Invites Islamic Country Envoys to Visit Muslim Internment Camps

The Chinese government invited representatives from 12 neighboring, mostly Muslim-majority countries this week to tour some of the internment camps built in western Xinjiang province to indoctrinate, torture, and exploit the labor of Chinese Muslims.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

State Media: China Has World’s ‘Fastest Human Rights Progress’

China’s ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, published an opinion column in the official Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily on Friday suggesting that China has the world’s “fastest human rights progress,” “anyone could express his or her views anywhere anytime” in the country, and those who condemn Chinese authoritarianism are hypocrites.

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …

Uighurs in Pakistan Accuse Government of Silencing Them to Placate China

Some Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang province residing in Pakistan have accused Islamabad of silencing their complaints about Beijing’s abuse of Muslims at the behest of China, the cash-strapped South Asian country’s most significant economic ally, Al Jazeera reported Monday.

US lawmakers call for sanctions over Xinjiang camps

Report: China Hiding Evidence of Muslim Internment Camps Ahead of Inspections

Chinese officials, ahead of a scheduled international inspection, are “drastically” intensifying efforts to conceal evidence of hundreds of tortuous “re-education centers” for Muslims in Xinjiang, the Epoch Times reported Thursday, citing sources and recent activity in the region.

TURPAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) Uyghur men gather for a holiday meal during the Corban Festival on September 13, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. The Corban festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice', is celebrated by …