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Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps

Asia Pacific Nov 27, 2018

Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps

Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in its western Xinjiang region, hundreds of scholars said on Monday, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of "psychological torture of innocent civilians." Beijing has in recent months faced ...

Asia Pacific Nov 13, 2018

Beijing dismisses 'hearsay' on Muslim internment

China defended its internment of Muslims in the country's northwest as a terrorism prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject "hearsay" and believe its official line. Up to a million Uighurs and other Chinese Turkish-speaking minority groups have been placed in ...

Security spending soars in China's troubled Xinjiang region: report

Asia Pacific Nov 6, 2018

Security spending soars in China's troubled Xinjiang region: report

Spending on security-related construction tripled in 2017 in China's far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure found. Beijing says its "vocational training centers" in Xinjiang camps ...

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Asia Pacific Oct 6, 2018

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese citizen whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China's restive Xinjiang region, her lawyer said Friday. Sayragul Sauytbay, 41, was denied political asylum by a migration committee in the Central Asian ...