Uighurs

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China exports tools of repression to the world

China is exporting technological know-how that can help authoritarian governments track, reward and punish citizens through digital surveillance.
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Why does China ‘retrain’ successful businessmen?

The Chinese government calls internment camps in Xinjiang "vocational training centers," but a widely distributed photo tells a different story
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China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
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Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
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Pompeo meets with Uighurs

Uighurs who survived China’s detention camps or lost family members to the camps shared their stories with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uighur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uighur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.
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Proof of life: Uighur diaspora demands answers [video]

Friends and family members of Uighurs believed to be detained in China's internment camps are using social media to demand videos of them as proof of life.
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Chinese government is ‘at war with faith,’ says U.S. envoy

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, explains why China's policy of religious repression is futile — and wrong.
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Chinese officials force Muslims to make impossible choice

As part of the ongoing repression suffered by Uighurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in China, they are forced to violate their religious practices.