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

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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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'Existential threat': Report warns on China risk to human rights [Video]'Existential threat': Report warns on China risk to human rights

Human Rights Watch report highlights abuses against Uighur minorities, activists in Hong Kong and warns of global risks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Hong Kong protest at China's treatment of Uighurs ends in violent clashes [Video]Hong Kong protest at China's treatment of Uighurs ends in violent clashes

Police clashed with demonstrators in Hong Kong as a rally in support of China's Uighur community descended into chaosView on euronews

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The Brief: EU-China relations amid Uighur row [Video]The Brief: EU-China relations amid Uighur row

The Brief: EU-China relations amid Uighur row

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:31Published

Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil 'misled' over Uighurs, says China [Video]Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil 'misled' over Uighurs, says China

Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil 'misled' over Uighurs, says China

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

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

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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

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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

 

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.
SBS - Published

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'.
SBS - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday came out in support of Arsenal player Mesut Ozil for his criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, saying Beijing can censor the team's..
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Indonesia Muslim groups deny China lobbying sways views on Uighurs

Indonesia's biggest Muslim groups have denied that lobbying by Beijing, including tours facilitated by China in Xinjiang, had influenced their stance on the treatment of the region's Muslim Uighur..
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China says Arsenal's Ozil 'deceived by fake news' after Uighur comments

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Arsenal's Mesut Ozil "had been completely deceived by fake news and false statements" after the midfielder criticized the country’s policy toward its Muslim..
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Arsenal-Man City game removed from broadcast schedule by China state TV: report

China's state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday removed Arsenal's Premier League game against Manchester City from its broadcast schedule following Mesut Ozil's messages that criticized the country's policy..
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Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Ozil's comments on China, Uighurs

English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies..
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'Chinese government cannot silence me': Uighur activist speaks out and asks Australians for support

Leading Uighur campaigner Rushan Abbas is calling on the Australian government to punish China for its human rights abuses through trade. Here, she tells SBS News of her personal pain and appeals to..
SBS - 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

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..
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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..
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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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Uighurs in Australia hope proof of China's detention camps will free families

Members of Australia’s Uighur communities say the secret cables revealing China's so-called job training centres in Xinjiang are actually mass detention camps mean the world should no longer look..
SBS - 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..
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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

We now have proof that China's President is behind the giant prison that is Xinjiang - and that the picture does not end there.
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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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

'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.
SBS - 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

'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.
SBS - 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..
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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..
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..
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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..
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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.
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..
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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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