The inner workings of a network of centres where at least one million mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs are thought to be detained have been revealed in a cache of secret documents that show how China‘s government selects people for detention and how they are then controlled once inside. The classified documents were obtained[…]
Countries must impose sanctions on China over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in its western Xinjiang region, hundreds of scholars said, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of “psychological torture of innocent civilians”. At a briefing in Washington, DC, on Monday, representatives of a group of[…]
Spending on security-related construction doubled in 2017 in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, an academic analysis of government expenditure has found. Beijing says its “vocational training centres” in Xinjiang teach employment skills and legal[…]
China’s military has vowed to bring “modern civilisation” to the country’s largely Muslim Uighur Xinjiang region, where separatists have been working towards establishing an independent state. The region’s military commander and his aide wrote in an influential journal on Tuesday that the army must help develop the economy of the[…]
China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open. Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist[…]
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