Tag: Uighur Muslims
Though the United States has ramped up criticism of China's measures in Xinjiang, it has refrained from responding with sanctions over the issue.
Five iPhone security flaws discovered by Google Project Zero showed a sustained effort to hack iPhone users in 'certain communities', which was later identified as the Uighurs.
A media report claims the US$50 million World Bank loan to China was used to buy 'barbed wire, gas launchers, and body armour'.
Egypt and China recently signed a security memorandum focusing on 'combatting terrorism.'
Aihemaiti Xianmixiding is currently under investigation for allegedly financing the Uighur National Movement terrorist organisation, which he denies.
China, home to 20 million Muslims, officially guarantees freedom of religion, but the government has campaigned to bring the faithful into line with Communist Party ideology.
After initially denying their existence, Beijing has been on a public relations blitz defending what it calls 'vocational education centres'.
China's powerful state security has extended its reach to Uighurs living in liberal democracies in a bid to silence activists and recruit informants.
The People's Daily newspaper has accused some in the US of having 'ulterior motives' and using religion as a pretext to vilify China.
Saudi Arabia had written a letter last week commending what they call China's 'remarkable achievements in the field of human rights'.
Xinjiang is one of the fastest-growing areas for tourism in China, recording a 40% year-on-year increase in visits last year.
The vice-governor says China has now effectively contained terrorism and religious extremism in Xinjiang.
The self-styled Diba Central Army is a Chinese patriotic group which has targeted other pages in the past to defend Beijing.
China has faced growing international condemnation for what it calls re-education and training centres in its Xinjiang region.
Nur Bekri was the regional government's chairman for seven years until 2014.
Oil-rich Kazakhstan, which shares a border with the Xinjiang region, has been treading a diplomatic tightrope with major trading partner China.
The visit this month would be the first by a large group of Western diplomats since international concern about Xinjiang's security clampdown began intensifying last year.
A statement from OIC foreign ministers earlier this month failed to reflect concern about the situation.
China's ambassador warned of retaliation if Washington were to impose sanctions.
Deputy Prime Minister says Malaysia is acting on information it received from Thailand and police are trying to track down the 15 escapees.