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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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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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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..
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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..
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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

Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China [Video]Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

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. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations [Video]Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview with PBS on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to raise..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

 

'We’ve raised these abuses': PM condemns China’s detention of Uighurs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised China's record on human rights abuses, including the mass detention of Uighurs.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Liberal MP and outspoken China critic vows Uighur ‘loved ones’ will not be forgotten

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has commended the courage of Uighurs in Australia - with family and friends facing ‘systematic persecution’ in China’s Xinjiang province.
SBS - 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

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..
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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.
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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..
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Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers

Sophisticated Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.
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At U.N., Trump pushes religious freedom at event slamming China over Uighurs

U.S. President Donald Trump called for an end to religious persecution on Monday at a U.S. event on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations featuring a woman whose..
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U.S. to co-host event at U.N. on China's treatment of Uighurs

The United States will co-host an event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on China's treatment of Muslim minorities including ethnic Uighurs, the U.S. State Department said in a..
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Pompeo urges world to resist China's demands to repatriate ethnic Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called on all countries to resist China's demands to repatriate ethnic Uighurs, saying Beijing's campaign in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang was an..
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As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N. gathering

The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region,..
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Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google findings

Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that China's Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed..
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U.S. will aim to persuade others to 'call out' China over Uighurs at U.N.: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the U.S. General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help "call out" China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim..
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China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources

Hackers working for the Chinese government have broken into telecoms networks to track Uighur travelers in Central and Southeast Asia, two intelligence officials and two security consultants who..
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Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain

A Kazakh rights activist who campaigned against the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in special camps in China has pleaded guilty to a hate speech charge in exchange for securing his..
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Turkey to send observation team to China's Xinjiang for Uighur Turks

Turkey will send an observation team to China's Xinjiang region, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday after discussing the situation of Uighur Turks with his Chinese counterpart.
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Falun Gong members in Australia share stories of torture, 20 years after China ban

While China's treatment of the ethnic Uighur minority has gained global attention in recent months, another Chinese movement says it has also long-suffered, with allegations dating back 20 years.
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Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million..
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Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted..
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'Deeply concerned' Marise Payne to pursue China over detention of million Uighurs

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has committed to pursuing China over its arbitrary mass detention of more than one million Muslim Uighurs.
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Exclusive: West, Japan rebuke China at U.N. for detention of Uighurs

Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at the U.N. Human Rights Council, according..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Germany slam China at U.N. Security Council over Xinjiang: diplomats

The United States and Germany slammed China during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday for detaining more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, accusing..
Reuters - Published

Xinjiang vice-governor defends centers for Uighurs at U.N. rights forum

The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international condemnation of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centers which had helped "save" people from..
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At U.N. rights forum, Xinjiang vice-governor defends centers for Uighurs

The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international criticism of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centers which had helped to "save" people from..
Reuters - Published

U.S., others object to U.N. counterterrorism chief visit to China's Xinjiang

The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some one million ethnic Uighurs..
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Risky partner: Top U.S. universities took funds from Chinese firm tied to Xinjiang security

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at least one other university have research partnerships with a Chinese artificial intelligence company that has business ties with police in China's..
Reuters - Published

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