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Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia

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Uyghurs: Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia
The Uyghurs, alternatively spelled Uighurs, Uygurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. They are considered to be one of China's 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are recognized by the Chinese government only as a regional minority within a multicultural nation. The Chinese government rejects the notion of the Uyghurs being an indigenous group.

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U.S. bans cotton imports from China producer [Video]

U.S. bans cotton imports from China producer

The Trump administration expanded economic pressure on China's Xinjiang province on Wednesday, banning cotton imports from a powerful Chinese quasi-military organization that it says uses forced labor..

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Muslim community in Nepal hold anti-China protest, demand justice for Uyghur [Video]

Muslim community in Nepal hold anti-China protest, demand justice for Uyghur

Muslim Kalyankari Samaj, a civil society group, in Nepal held anti-China protest rally in Pokhara city. It condemned the atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, a minority community in China. Protestors..

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Demonstration against China's repression of Uyghurs in occupied East Turkistan [Video]

Demonstration against China's repression of Uyghurs in occupied East Turkistan

Civil society members organised a protest outside Dhaka Press Club to mark the Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of East Turkistan. East Turkistan had fallen into Chinese occupation in the 18th..

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Watch: Protest in Canada against China’s atrocities on Ughyur Muslims [Video]

Watch: Protest in Canada against China’s atrocities on Ughyur Muslims

Hundreds of people participated in an anti-China protest in Canada’s Vancouver over atrocities against Uyghurs. The protestors marched from Vancouver Art Gallery to the Chinese consulate office in..

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Anti-China protests in Canada highlight brutal repression of ethnic Uyghurs [Video]

Anti-China protests in Canada highlight brutal repression of ethnic Uyghurs

Demonstrations condemning Chinese atrocities on ethnic Uyghurs were held in Canadian city Vancouver. Shouting anti-China slogans, protesters carried a march till Chinese embassy. Seven human rights..

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'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH [Video]

'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH

Robert O'Brien, the U.S. national security adviser, on Friday during an online event said that China was perpetrating 'something close to' a genocide with its treatment of Muslims in its Xinjiang..

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Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton..
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Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang province, the White House said in a..
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U.S. lawmakers say Uighur bill supports China's Muslims

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the..
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China calls U.S. Uighur bill a 'smear' and severe interference

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U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White..
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U.S. Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur rights

The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump's administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority, the latest push in..
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Senate leader expects vote soon on seeking China sanctions over Uighurs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown..
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Think-tank report on Uighur labor in China lists global brands

Tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs were moved to work in conditions suggestive of "forced labor" in factories across China supplying 83 global brands, and Australian think tank said in a report..
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U.N. rights boss seeks advance team access for China trip

United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on China on Thursday to provide "unfettered access for an advance team" to prepare her proposed visit, saying it should include a probe into the..
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Uighur man issues desperate plea for wife and child after Chinese official 'lied' on Australian TV

Sadam Abdusalam is fighting to have his wife and three-year-old son, who is an Australian citizen, freed from house arrest in Xinjiang.
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Senator Rubio bringing Uighur activist as State of the Union guest

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday he was bringing Rushan Abbas, an advocate for the rights of China's Uighur Muslim minority, as his guest for President Donald Trump's annual State of..
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Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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Clashes as police try to clear Hong Kong protesters after Uighur support rally

Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned..
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Turkish protesters march in support of Uighurs after Ozil comments

Thousands of protesters marched in support of China's Uighurs in Istanbul on Friday and voiced solidarity with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the furore caused by his criticism of China's policies..
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Cabinet minister rejects Chinese claims detention of one million Uighurs is 'fake news'

Senior Cabinet Minister Michaelia Cash says Australia will keep urging China to end the detention of one million Uighur Muslims in camps.
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Australia rejects China's Uighur claims

Senior Cabinet Minister Michaelia Cash says Australia will keep urging China to end the detention of one million Uighur Muslims in camps.
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Chinese ambassador dismisses reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'

China's ambassador to Australia has held a rare press conference at his residence in Canberra, labelling the reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'.
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Detention of Uighurs 'fake news': China

China's ambassador to Australia has held a rare press conference at his residence in Canberra, labelling the reported detention of Uighurs as 'fake news'.
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Ozil removed from computer game in China over Uighur comments

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami's eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 computer game in China over his comments about the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslims.
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Daughter accepts EU Parliament prize on behalf of Uighur activist

The daughter of jailed Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti accepted a European Parliament prize on his behalf on Wednesday, urging lawmakers in an address not to be "complicit in the Chinese persecution..
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Wenger says Ozil must 'accept consequences' of China criticism

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday Mesut Ozil must "accept the consequences" of criticizing China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims, but he defended the star midfielder's right to..
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Pompeo expresses support for Arsenal player in criticism of China's treatment of Uighurs

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Indonesia Muslim groups deny China lobbying sways views on Uighurs

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

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

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China says opposes U.S. House bill on Uighurs

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

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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..
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What lies beyond China's crushing of the Uighurs

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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..
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'Deeply disturbing': Australia condemns leaked Chinese documents detailing mass detention of Uighur Muslims

Australian politicians have expressed grave concerns over the details of a New York Times exposé on the Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
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China-Aust human rights partnership 'over'

A human rights partnership with China has been suspended after two decades amid the detention of Uighurs and the barring of two Australian politicians.
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'Outspoken' Senator James Paterson says he was banned from China for raising Uighurs' plight

Federal Liberal senator James Paterson says China's decision to deny him and an MP entry is because of their recent criticism of the country's regime.
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