Coronavirus Infections Mount to Four Dozen in Xinjiang Capital Amid New Outbreak

Sandra Loyd

A coronavirus outbreak in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR) continued to spread out Monday, as the variety of cases increased to almost four dozen in the capital Urumqi and authorities verified the first case in the city of Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi). The XUAR Health Commission revealed 17 new cases of COVID-19, the […]

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Xinjiang Capital Urumqi on Lockdown Amidst New Outbreak of Coronavirus

Sandra Loyd

Authorities in Urumqi, the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR) have actually purchased a lockdown, cancelling almost all flights in and out of the city, after verifying a minimum of 17 cases of infection from the coronavirus. According to official figures, the city of 3.5 million has actually tape-recorded just 6 symptomatic […]

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‘The Party Has Stretched Its Arms Into All Corners of Uyghur Life’: Scholar of Uyghur Culture

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Timothy Grose is a teacher of China Research studies with know-how in ethnic policy at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. He just recently composed a post entitled, “If you don’t know how, just learn: Chinese housing and the transformation of Uyghur domestic space,” in which he argues that policies executed by the Chinese […]

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Tibetan Monasteries Closed to Outside Visitors on Dalai Lama’s Birthday

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Chinese authorities fanned out throughout Tibetan locations of China over the weekend, warning Tibetan monasteries not to host “outside visitors” throughout the 85 th birthday on July 6 of banished spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a source in exile stated. Locations covered by the restriction consisted of monasteries in western China’s Sichuan and Qinghai provinces, […]

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Uyghur Missing 35 Family Members in Xinjiang

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Memetrusul Hesen an ethnic Uyghur from Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Self-governing Area (XUAR) who is currently living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, has actually not had any type of contact with 35 members of his family, all of whom live back in Kashgar’s Kargilik (Yecheng) county, for more than 4 years […]

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‘It’ s Time For Action’ From Global Community Over Abuses in Xinjiang: US State Dept Spokesperson

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Morgan Ortagus, U.S. Department of State spokesperson given that April 2019, talked to Alim Seytoff, director of RFA’s Uyghur Service, on Wednesday about Washington’s efforts to hold China responsible for its policies of persecution in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR), consisting of the extrajudicial imprisonment of some 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities […]

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‘The Tools Are Available to The Administration’ to Press China on Uyghurs: US Religious Freedom Envoy

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Sam Brownback is an attorney, former United States Senator and former guv of the state of Kansas who has actually worked as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom given that February 2018. He talked to RFA Uyghur Service Director Alim Seytoff on June. 24 about U.S. President Donald Trump’s enactment recently of the Uyghur […]

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US Should ‘Immediately Enforce’ Sanctions on Chinese Officials For Abuses in Xinjiang: Religious Freedom Panel

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U.S. President Donald Trump should “immediately enforce” sanctions versus Chinese officials accountable for rights abuses in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR) as licensed by an act of Congress he signed into law today, according to a panel on religious freedom. On Wednesday, Trump enacted the Uyghur Person Rights Policy Act of 2020 (UHRPA), […]

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China Orders Prayer Flags Taken Down in Tibet in an Assault on Culture, Faith

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Chinese authorities in Tibet have actually bought the damage of prayer flags in lots of parts of the area in among China’s most direct attacks to date on noticeable signs of Tibetan culture and faith, sources in the area state. The campaign, referred to as a program of “behavioral reform,” started in June in Qinghai’s […]

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Xinjiang Authorities Launch Campaign on Uyghur Courtyards, Threaten Detention For Noncompliance

Sandra Loyd

Authorities in Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Self-governing Area (XUAR), are requiring Uyghur households to divide their courtyards according to rigorous guidelines or run the risk of detention in internment camps, according to sources. A current post in the official Aksu Daily declared that the “Three Separates” campaign, which needs […]

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