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n Uighur woman protests in front of policemen at a street on July 7, 2009 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, China.

China commits a disgusting self-own while defending its crackdown on Muslims

A Chinese state mouthpiece tweeted to ask why people declare "a humanitarian crisis when #Xinjiang attempts to turn [Uighurs] into normal people?"
Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Jailing Muslims, burning Bibles, and forcing monks to wave the national flag: How Xi Jinping is attacking religion in China

The officially atheist Chinese Communist Party disapproves of all kinds of grassroots organizations as they are seen to undermine its grip on power.
A demonstrator wears a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan, home to millions of Uighur Muslims under surveillance by the Chinese government.

Chinese ambassador to the US says mass surveillance and oppression of Muslim minority is to make them ‘normal persons’

Cui Tiankai said: "We are trying to re-educate most of them, trying to turn them into normal persons [who] can go back to normal life."
Screenshot from footage by Bitter Winter magazine purporting to show the inside of Yingye'er camp in Xinjiang, designed for China's Uighur Muslim minority.

Shocking footage purportedly shows cells inside prison camp where China oppresses Muslim minority

Bitter Winter, a magazine that reports on human rights in China, published a series of clips inside a camp in Yingye'er, Xinjiang, on Monday.
The Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority in China, are subject to some of the most brutal and intrusive surveillance measures in the world.

China claimed its re-education camps for Muslim minorities are ‘free vocational training’ that make life ‘colorful’

The governor of Xinjiang, Shohrat Zakir, said that detainees in his region's re-education camps were taught history and hairdressing, among other courses that made life more 'colorful.' Former detainees have described being physically and psychologically tortured.
Google's secretive plans to launch a censored search engine in China are still bubbling away. Here, a Google sign is seen during a conference in Shanghai in August 2018.

It looks like China just laid out how it wants Google to help it persecute its Muslim minority

Google's secretive plans to launch a censored search engine in China, codenamed 'Dragonfly,' are still bubbling away. This week Chinese regional authorities passed new laws that lay out the kind of speech suppression that tech companies will likely have to facilitate and be complicit in.
Malaysia became the second large Muslim ally of China to stand up to Beijing over its persecution of its Muslim ethnic minority. Here, a composite image of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Malaysia stood up to China’s demands to hand over its persecuted Muslim prisoners, and Beijing is furious

Malaysia this week ignored China's requests to deport 11 members of the Muslim ethnic minority to China. The southeast Asian country sent them to Turkey instead. Beijing on Friday said "we resolutely oppose" that decision.
Regional authorities in Xinjiang, China, appeared to legalize "re-education centers" for its persecuted Uighur minority despite Beijing's previous denials that they existed. Here, Uighur men gather for a holiday meal in Turpan County, Xinjiang, in 2016.

China okays massive re-education camps for Muslim minorities after denying the camps exist

Regional authorities in China revised a local law to encourage the existence of "re-education centers" for its persecuted Uighur ethnic minority. Beijing previously denied that such camps existed, claiming that it only set up vocational training centers to help those affected by religious extremism.
Chinese authorities dramatically expanded a re-education camp for the persecuted Uighur minority in Kashgar, Xinjiang. These photos show the camp in February 2017 and August 2018.

Photos show huge expansion of Chinese facility where Muslim minorities say they are persecuted and forced to sing hymns to Xi Jinping

Shawn Zhang, a law student in Canada, posted what he said were satellite images of a reeducation camp in Xinjiang, in western China, used to detain the country's persecuted Uighur Muslim ethnic minority. He said the photos showed the camp expanded to about 11 times its size in less than two years.