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Uyghurs: Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia
The Uyghurs, alternately Uygurs, Uighurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. They are considered to be one of China's 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are recognized by the Chinese government only as a regional minority within a multicultural nation. The Chinese government rejects the notion of the Uyghurs being an indigenous group.

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Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs [Video]

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and..

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U.S. lawmakers say Uighur bill supports China's Muslims

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the..
Reuters - Published

China calls U.S. Uighur bill a 'smear' and severe interference

The U.S. bill proposing to sanction Chinese officials over their treatment of the Uighur minority blatantly smears China's anti-terrorism efforts and severely interferes in China's internal affairs,..
Reuters - Published

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

us congress approves china sanctions over ethnic crackdown
Congress has voted to toughen the US response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White..
Reuters - Published

Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur rights

The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump's administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority, the latest push in..
Reuters - Published

Senate leader expects vote soon on seeking China sanctions over Uighurs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown..
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Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the..
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UK government urged to ban import of Chinese cotton 'made using Uighur Muslim forced labour'

Named in submission of evidence to HMRC are some of UK's best-known high street brands, including Ikea, H&M, Muji and Uniqlo
Independent - Published

Think-tank report on Uighur labor in China lists global brands

Tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs were moved to work in conditions suggestive of "forced labor" in factories across China supplying 83 global brands, and Australian think tank said in a report..
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U.N. rights boss seeks advance team access for China trip

United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on China on Thursday to provide "unfettered access for an advance team" to prepare her proposed visit, saying it should include a probe into the..
Reuters - Published

Google Translate adds support for five new languages

google translate adds support for five new languages
San Francisco: US based search engine giant Google has announced that it is adding support for five new languages to its translation service. Now one can finally translate things from Kinyarwanda,..
WorldNews - Published

Uighur mother makes plea to join Australian husband

Nadila Wumaier denies Chinese official's claims that she is free to leave house arrest.
BBC News - Published

Uighur man issues desperate plea for wife and child after Chinese official 'lied' on Australian TV

Sadam Abdusalam is fighting to have his wife and three-year-old son, who is an Australian citizen, freed from house arrest in Xinjiang.
SBS - Published

China’s ‘war on terror’ pulls apart Uighur families, leaked database shows

For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal..
France 24 - Published

Uighurs in China: 'I didn't even know if my mum was alive'

Aziz Isa Elkun is one of many Uighur Muslims in London who have been cut off from their families.
BBC News - Published

Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion

leaked data shows china's uighurs detained due to religion
BEIJING (AP) — When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with..
WorldNews - Published

Uighurs 'detained for beards and veils' - leak

New "leak" said to reveal "strongest evidence yet" of China's crackdown on religion in Xinjiang.
BBC News - Published

Senator Rubio bringing Uighur activist as State of the Union guest

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday he was bringing Rushan Abbas, an advocate for the rights of China's Uighur Muslim minority, as his guest for President Donald Trump's annual State of..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has..
Reuters - Published

Meet the British Orthodox Jew standing up for China's Uighur Muslims

'Nothing on this scale has ever happened before, except once, and that was the Holocaust,' protester tells Evie Breese
Independent - Published

U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
Reuters - Published

How fake images of Uighur persecution are hurting their cause


France 24 - Published

Congress Wants to Force Trump’s Hand on Human Rights in China and Beyond

Lawmakers aim to pass veto-proof legislation in 2020 that would punish China over its treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims.
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Indonesian Muslims protest China’s treatment of Uighurs

indonesian muslims protest china’s treatment of uighurs
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than a thousand Muslims marched to the heavily guarded Chinese Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Friday to protest China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims. The..
WorldNews - Published

With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday 'suffering'

A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the "daily suffering" endured by the Chinese mostly Muslim minority,..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Sonny Bill Williams follows Mesut Ozil in issuing support of Uighurs

sonny bill williams follows mesut ozil in issuing support of uighurs
Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has followed Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and issued a message of support for China's ethnic minority Uighur Muslim community. The 34-year-old, who retired from..
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Rugby star Williams latest to criticise China over Uighurs

Sonny Bill Williams posted an image, saying it was "sad" when economics was chosen over humanity.
BBC News - Published

Clashes as police try to clear Hong Kong protesters after Uighur support rally

Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned..
Reuters - Published

Turkish protesters march in support of Uighurs after Ozil comments

Thousands of protesters marched in support of China's Uighurs in Istanbul on Friday and voiced solidarity with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the furore caused by his criticism of China's policies..
Reuters - Published

EU calls for sanctions on China over Uighurs

eu calls for sanctions on china over uighurs
The European Parliament has called for targeted sanctions to be imposed against Chinese officials over the treatment of the Uighur minority, in a fresh attack against Beijing. MEPs said tools used so..
WorldNews - Published

Cabinet minister rejects Chinese claims detention of one million Uighurs is 'fake news'

Senior Cabinet Minister Michaelia Cash says Australia will keep urging China to end the detention of one million Uighur Muslims in camps.
SBS - Published

Australia rejects China's Uighur claims

Senior Cabinet Minister Michaelia Cash says Australia will keep urging China to end the detention of one million Uighur Muslims in camps.
SBS - Published

Chinese ambassador dismisses reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'

China's ambassador to Australia has held a rare press conference at his residence in Canberra, labelling the reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'.
SBS - Published

Detention of Uighurs 'fake news': China

China's ambassador to Australia has held a rare press conference at his residence in Canberra, labelling the reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'.
SBS - Published

Ozil removed from computer game in China over Uighur comments

ozil removed from computer game in china over uighur comments
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami's eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 computer game in China over his comments about the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslims. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Footballer Ozil axed from video game in China

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is removed from China's version of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 video game following his criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims.
BBC News - Published

Ilham Tohti: Uighur activist's daughter fears for his life

Jewher Ilham accepted an EU prize on behalf of her father, a Uighur intellectual imprisoned in China.
BBC News - Published

Wenger defends Ozil’s right to make Uighur comments

wenger defends ozil’s right to make uighur comments
Doha — Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Mesut Ozil after comments made by the Gunners midfielder condemning treatment of Uighur Muslims led to a stinging backlash in China. “Mesut..
WorldNews - Published

Daughter accepts EU Parliament prize on behalf of Uighur activist

The daughter of jailed Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti accepted a European Parliament prize on his behalf on Wednesday, urging lawmakers in an address not to be "complicit in the Chinese persecution..
Reuters - Published

Ozil speaks for himself and not Arsenal - Wenger

Mesut Ozil has "a right to express his opinion" but does not speak for Arsenal in his criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, says ex-Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
BBC News - Published



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