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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 ...