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Minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia

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Uyghurs: Minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia
The Uyghurs, alternately Uygurs, Uighurs or Uigurs, are a minority Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia.

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China Uighurs: Detainees 'free' after 'graduating', official says

The unverified claims follow rising pressure over the internment of an estimated one million Muslims.
BBC News - Published

U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's..
Reuters - Published

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Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts. [Video]system.scripts.Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang billsystem.scripts.

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill [Video]Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bill

People held in controversial training camps in Xinjiang have "graduated" and new students will have the "freedom to come and go", the government of China's far western region said on Monday, slamming..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal [Video]China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal

China warned on Wednesday that the U.S. House of Representatives bill calling for a tougher U.S. response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will impact bilateral cooperation,..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:46Published

China warns 'price must be paid' after US House seeks sanctions for Uighur crackdown [Video]China warns 'price must be paid' after US House seeks sanctions for Uighur crackdown

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:31Published

China condemns US bill against Uighur camps [Video]China condemns US bill against Uighur camps

The US legislation - still to be passed by the Senate - also threatens sanctions against Communist Party officials blamed for abuses as more than one million Muslims are jailed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

House Reps overwhelmingly pass bill on Uighurs [Video]House Reps overwhelmingly pass bill on Uighurs

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would aim to close mass detention camps for China's Uighur Muslim community as well as sanction Chinese officials involved..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:39Published

Anger in China as US House passes Uighur crackdown bill [Video]Anger in China as US House passes Uighur crackdown bill

Beijing 'resolutely opposes' resolution, which among others seeks to sanction Communist Party leader in Xinjiang.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 10:07Published

Leaked documents reveal conditions at China's Uyghur internment camp [Video]Leaked documents reveal conditions at China's Uyghur internment camp

China has built a vast camp system in Xinjiang and interned about a million Uyghurs.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:44Published

Pompeo: Leaks confirm China's abuses in Xinjiang [Video]Pompeo: Leaks confirm China's abuses in Xinjiang

Recently leaked documents confirm that China committed human rights abuses of Uighurs and other minority groups, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published

Democrats Slam Uygur Ahead Of Congressional Announcement [Video]Democrats Slam Uygur Ahead Of Congressional Announcement

Cenk Uyger, the out-spoken founder of the Young Turks news site, is running for congress. The Daily Beast reports that many California Democrats are not happy with his candidacy. The Daily Beast..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Leaked papers show details of surveillance of Uighurs in China [Video]Leaked papers show details of surveillance of Uighurs in China

Leaked papers show details of surveillance of Uighurs in China

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:02Published

China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China [Video]China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China

Reuters reports Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a stark warning on Sunday. During a state visit to Nepal, Xi said that any attempt to divide China will be crushed. Anyone attempting to split China..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

China official media blasts U.S. Uighur bill, calls for reprisals

Chinese official media excoriated the United States and called for harsh reprisals in editorials on Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation requiring a stronger response to..
Reuters - Published

China summons U.S. embassy official over Uighur bill

China summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy on Wednesday to protest against a U.S. House of Representatives bill about Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, state television..
Reuters - Published

China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal

China warned on Wednesday that the U.S. House of Representatives bill calling for a tougher U.S. response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will impact bilateral cooperation, casting..
Reuters - Published

Trump comments, Uighur bill hurt prospects of U.S.-China deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that a trade agreement with China may have to wait until late 2020 and a House of Representatives bill targeting camps for Muslims in Xinjiang have cast doubt on..
Reuters - Published

China says opposes U.S. House bill on Uighurs

China said on Wednesday it resolutely opposes the U.S. House of Representatives' bill requiring the Trump administration to toughen its response to what the bill called China's crackdown on ethnic..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House approves Uighur bill demanding sanctions on senior Chinese officials

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Muslim minority, drawing..
Reuters - Published

US House votes for sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur treatment

The House of Representatives votes 407 to 1 in favour - leading to condemnation from China.
BBC News - Published

U.S. House passes Uighur bill; vote likely to heighten U.S.-China tensions

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority.
Reuters - Published

Blocked TikToker: I don't believe app's explanation for device ban

The maker of a video accusing China of abuse of the Uighurs rejects TikTok's explanation for blocking her.
BBC News - Published

No excuse for silence on China's camps for Uighurs: exiled leader

The exiled leader of China's minority Muslim Uighurs is pressing countries to cut trade links with Beijing, saying the time for business as usual is over.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says documents confirm China committing 'very significant' Xinjiang abuses

Recently leaked documents confirm China is committing "very significant" human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other minority groups in mass detention, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..
Reuters - Published

Germany: China must meet its human rights obligations

Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday said China must fulfill human rights obligations as United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other largely Muslim..
Reuters - Published

China's UK ambassador: Uighur camps leak is 'fake news'

Panorama's Richard Bilton confronted China’s ambassador to the UK about Uighur Muslim prison camps.
BBC News - Published

Data leak reveals how China 'brainwashes' Uighurs in prison camps

Leaked documents show new evidence of China's systematic brainwashing of Uighur and other detainees.
BBC News - Published

U.S. State Department nominee Biegun says China action against Muslims 'unacceptable'

The nominee for the U.S. State Department's number-two position said on Wednesday he had no reason to doubt reports about China's treatment of ethnic minorities, including the Uighurs, and the..
Reuters - Published

Government of China's Xinjiang says leak on Uighur camps 'fake news'

A report in the New York Times that included 400 pages of leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was "fabricated" and prompted by "hostile foreign forces", the government of..
Reuters - Published

Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown: NYT

A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times..
Reuters - Published

EU's proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China's far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur activists

The United States is deeply troubled by reports the Chinese government has "harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained" relatives of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of internment camps who..
Reuters - Published

China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China's U.N. envoy to warn it was not "helpful" for..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Britain, others to push China at U.N. to stop detention of Uighurs

The United States, Britain, Germany and more than a dozen other countries will push China on Tuesday at the United Nations to stop the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, said diplomats, a..
Reuters - Published

EU awards jailed Uighur activist rights prize, angering China

The European Parliament awarded its annual prize for the defense of human rights on Thursday to jailed ethnic Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti, angering Beijing which called him a criminal and a..
Reuters - Published

In blow to China, EU gives human rights prize to jailed Uighur activist

The European Parliament gave on Thursday its annual prize for the defense of human rights to Ilham Tohti, its president David Sassoli said, a blow to China where the Uighur activist is serving a life..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says Orwell's '1984' coming to life in China's Xinjiang region

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel, saying the Communist Party was detaining and abusing..
Reuters - Published

Tashpolat Tiyip: Uighur leading geographer facing execution in China

Friends say Tashpolat Tiyip's secret prosecution is part of a wider crackdown on Uighur intellectuals.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human rights violation'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to..
Reuters - Published

US imposes China visa restrictions over Uighur issue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses the Chinese government of a "highly repressive campaign".
BBC News - Published

U.S. puts Hikvision, Chinese security bureaus on economic blacklist

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday put 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies - including video surveillance company Hikvision - on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo blasts China over Uighur Muslims during Vatican visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, during a Vatican conference taking place in the shadow of a political crisis back home.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia PM says can't provoke Beijing on South China Sea, Uighur issue

Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijing's alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad..
Reuters - Published

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