#China’s #CCP’s Genocide of the Uyghurs; Stolen and Silenced…

Over the past few years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has incarcerated more than a million ethnic Uyghurs from Xinjiang Province (formerly East Turkistan) in “re-education camps” and forced labor factories. Some report more than 3 million are held in these camps.

Uyghur women are being forcibly aborted and sterilized and Han Chinese men are forcibly living in Uyghur homes. Xinjiang Province has become a surveillance state.

Chinese hospitals aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of a campaign to purge the Uighur culture..

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 02: Nearly 200 Uighur Turks gather to protest against China and its East Turkistan policies in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium on February 02, 2020. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A man in Brussels, Belgium, protesting China and its Uighur policies on February 2. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • Hospitals in Xinjiang, China, aborted late-stage Uighur pregnancies and even killed newborns, Radio Free Asia reported on Monday.
  • Since 2016, China has operated a so-called counterterrorism campaign against its Uighur Muslim minority. At least 1 million Uighurs have been detained in camps designed to brainwash them.

Full story: https://www.businessinsider.com/china-xinjiang-hospitals-abort-uighur-pregnancies-killed-

Harvard Advised Chinese CCP Govt-Backed Group Sanctioned For Human Rights Abuses

The Treasury Department moved to sanction the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), its former Political Commissar, and its former Deputy Party Secretary and Commander on Friday for “serious human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, which reportedly include mass arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse.”

XPCC, however, has liaised with Harvard’s Ash Center for Innovation and Diplomacy as part of its “China’s Leaders in Development Program,” inaugurated in 2001.

The program trained officials from the XPCC in 2012 and 2011, supplying them with meetings at the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and, as the program’s description notes, other “local, state, and federal government organizations in the United States.”

Full story: https://thenationalpulse.com/news/harvard-uyghur-officials/

China, CCP has destroyed 70 per cent of the mosques in Xinjiang; built a public toilet…

Chinese soldiers on the street keeping an eye on Uighur women wearing veils Photograph:( AFP )

China’s war against Xinjiang has touched a new law as reports claim that Chinese authorities have built a public toilet on the site of a demolished mosque.

The incident took place in the Atush region of Xinjiang. The mosque in the Suntagh village was demolished in 2018. Two years later, a public toilet stands in its place. The people of Suntagh have toilets at home and the village barely receives tourists, so locals say there is no need for the public toilet.

Chinese authorities know it as well that’s why the new stalls have not even been opened to the public. The bitter truth is China wants to target the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang. China has destroyed 70 per cent of the mosques in Xinjiang and with this toilet, it is only adding insult to injury.

Full story: https://www.wionews.com/world/chinese-authorities-demolish-mosque-in-xinjiang-build-public-toilet-321313

Uyghurs for sale…working in factories for at least 82 well-known global brands including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.

‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang.

Demonstration In Istanbul Against Chinese 'Persecution' Of Uighurs
(Photo by Onur Dogman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority1 citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.

This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.2 The estimated figure is conservative and the actual figure is likely to be far higher. In factories far away from home, they typically live in segregated dormitories,3 undergo organised Mandarin and ideological training outside working hours,4 are subject to constant surveillance, and are forbidden from participating in religious observances.5 Numerous sources, including government documents, show that transferred workers are assigned minders and have limited freedom of movement.6

Full story: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/uyghurs-sale

 

Hollywood self-censors to please CCP China: report

To avoid offending China’s censors, the Taiwanese flag was removed from Tom Cruise’s bomber jacket in the upcoming sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. Image: Sky News

The lure of the massive Chinese market has led Hollywood to readily self-censor its films to please Beijing, according to a new report by Pen America, an anti-censorship group.

Screenwriters, producers and directors in the huge US film industry are changing scripts, deleting scenes and altering other content, afraid of offending Chinese censors who control the gateway to the country’s 1.4 billion consumers, according to the report released Wednesday.

The actions include everything from deleting the Taiwanese flag from Tom Cruise’s bomber jacket in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, to removing China as the source of a zombie virus in 2013’s World War Z.

But it also means completely avoiding sensitive issues including Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong politics, Xinjiang and the portrayal of LGBTQ characters, the report said.

Faced with blacklisting and other punitive measures, Hollywood producers are even censoring films not targeting the Chinese market, in order to not impact others planned for Chinese theaters, Pen America says.

Full story: https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/hollywood-self-censors-to-please-beijing-report/

China Uighurs: A model’s video gives a rare glimpse inside internment…[VIDEO]

An image sent by Merdan Ghappar appears to show him handcuffed

As a model for the massive Chinese online retailer Taobao, the 31-year-old was well paid to flaunt his good looks in slick promotional videos for clothing brands.

But one video of Mr Ghappar is different. Instead of a glitzy studio or fashionable city street, the backdrop is a bare room with grubby walls and steel mesh on the window. And in place of the posing, Mr Ghappar sits silently with an anxious expression on his face.

Holding the camera with his right hand, he reveals his dirty clothes, his swollen ankles, and a set of handcuffs fixing his left wrist to the metal frame of the bed – the only piece of furniture in the room.

Full story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53650246

Uyghurs were enslaved and forced to convert to Islam, Chinese Government claims

A masked Uighur boy takes part in a protest against China, at Fatih Mosque in Turkey

Uyghurs in Xinjiang were forced to become Muslim and have been an integral part of China for thousands of years, Beijing said in a new report, in an attempt to justify its controversial crackdown against the ethnic minority in the far-western region.

Key points:

  • China has sought to justify treatment of Uyghurs that Western countries have condemned as “cultural genocide”
  • Beijing’s report hits back at “double standards” of critics and defends “anti-terrorism” efforts
  • Experts say the white paper is a classic case of China’s ongoing information warfare

A white paper released on Sunday by China’s State Council Information Office — the Government’s propaganda arm — presents the ruling Communist Party’s interpretation of history, claiming “Islam is neither an indigenous nor the sole belief system of the Uyghur people”.

The report also said that Islam spread into Xinjiang by “the Arab Empire” and that the Turkic Uyghur people “endured slavery” at the hands of “the Turks”.

“Conversion to Islam was not a voluntary choice made by the common people, but a result of religious wars and imposition by the ruling class,” it said, declaring that the Government nevertheless respects “the Muslims’ right to their beliefs”.

Full Story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-22/china-report-says-xinjiangs-uyghurs-forced-to-convert-to-islam/11330490

China launches propaganda blitz to discredit Uyghurs, [VIDEO]

Aydidar Kahar tucks her long hair behind her ear and smiles at the camera.

Key points:

  • Uyghurs are using #StillNoInfo to demand news about their missing loved ones
  • Chinese state media releases a slew of testimonies from relatives to say they’re “safe and sound”
  • Experts say the family members are coerced or intimidated for propaganda purposes

She takes the viewer on a tour of a mall in Xinjiang — decked out with luxury brands like Versace, Gucci and Dior — before the video abruptly cuts to her sitting at a desk, staring straight into the camera lens.

“Isn’t the department store and the subway you just saw an epitome of the dramatic changes in Xinjiang?” she said, in a video broadcast by Chinese state-owned Global Times.

“Grandma, you have been defaming Xinjiang … people in Xinjiang are living a decent life.”

Full Story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-18/safe-and-sound-china-propaganda-undercuts-xinjiang-uyghur/11865648

China; Leak reveals the scale of Beijing’s repressive control over Xinjiang

Chinese detainees in Xinjiang re-education camp

A leaked cache of secret Chinese Government documents reveals how authorities in Xinjiang province red-flagged 23 Australian citizens during a security crackdown that consigned tens of thousands of people to arbitrary detention and mass indoctrination.

Key points:

  • Leaked Chinese government documents relate to the network of “training and education” camps in Xinjiang
  • They shed more light on the system of mass surveillance and detention used to subjugate minorities
  • Details about the operation of detention facilities show they are run like maximum security jails

The documents tell how the Australian citizens were identified among 75 people from China’s Muslim minorities who were singled out in the surveillance sweep because of their passports.

While the fate of the Australians is unknown, the confidential report instructs public security officials to deport or detain those foreign passport holders for whom “suspected terrorism cannot be ruled out”.

Read much more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/china-cables-beijings-xinjiang-secrets-revealed/11719016