US Sanctions 11 Chinese Firms for Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

Sandra Loyd

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday added to its Entities List 11 Chinese business included in declared human rights abuses in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR), disallowing them from access to U.S.-sourced products, technology, and other products, a Department statement stated. The business added to the list preserved by the Department’s Bureau of […]

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

Sandra Loyd

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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Uyghur Missing 35 Family Members in Xinjiang

Sandra Loyd

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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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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Prominent Uyghur Journalist Confirmed Detained After Nearly Three Years

Sandra Loyd

A prominent Uyghur journalist has actually been confirmed detained in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR) after vanishing nearly three years earlier, according to an official in the local capital Urumqi. Qurban Mamut, the former editor-in-chief of the official Xinjiang Cultural Journal, went missing out on around November 2017, numerous months after he and […]

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Authorities to Destroy Uyghur Cemetery in Xinjiang Capital

Sandra Loyd

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Self-governing Area (XUAR) have actually revealed strategies to destroy a Uyghur cemetery in the capital Urumqi, marking the most recent of lots taken down in current years as part of a campaign professionals have actually stated is targeted at managing members of the ethnic group. On Might 22, a […]

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Gulshan Abbas, Sister of Uyghur Activist in Exile, Confirmed Detained After Missing for 21 Months

Sandra Loyd

Gulshan Abbas, a Uyghur physician from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR) who went missing after her Washington-based sister spoke up versus Beijing’s policies in the area, has actually been confirmed detained almost 2 years after her disappearance. The senior citizen, who previously operated at the Nurbagh Petroleum Medical Facility in the local capital […]

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US Congress Passes Uyghur Rights Act Authorizing Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang

Sandra Loyd

The U.S. Congress passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 on Wednesday, marking the first legislation by any federal government to target China for its persecution of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Self-governing Area (XUAR), regardless of dangers of retaliation from Beijing. The passage comes as the U.S. House of Representatives voted 413 […]

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The Beauty and the Sorrow That I Witnessed in Xinjiang: Interview

Sandra Loyd

Abu is a young guy from Taiwan. In 2019, he rode on his bike to Xinjiang, circumnavigated the province for practically 2 months, and shared on social media what he saw and heard. In a video taken in Kashgar’s Old Town in southern Xinjiang, he shared information of his discussions with residents about what actually […]

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US State Department Urged to Intervene in Case of Uyghur Jailed After Joining Visitor Program

Sandra Loyd

The U.S. State Department is dealing with increasing calls to pressure China to launch a Uyghur business owner who was sentenced to 15 years in jail after he went to Washington to participate in the firm’s International Visitor Management Program (IVLP). Ekpar Asat, a 34- year-old business person who developed an effective Uyghur social media […]

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