Uyghur News Summary: October 14-21, 2022

Josh Hawley introduces bill sanctioning Xi for human rights abuses against Uyghurs

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri introduced a bill aimed at sanctioning Xi Jinping and top Chinese officials to freeze their US-controlled assets and bar them from entering the US

A militant group in Afghanistan has criticized China’s rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims

Islamic State-Khorasan, an Afghanistan-based affiliate of the Islamic State terror network, criticized China’s “imperialism” and mistreatment of Uyghurs in an article in English Voice of Khorasan.

Builder of Uyghur internment camps in partnership with Qatar to build World Cup stadiums

China’s state-owned China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has partnered with Qatar to build the 2022 World Cup stadium in the country. The company previously worked for the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, which was sanctioned by the US for human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

Human rights groups are suing the UK for failing to stop Uyghur forced labor goods from entering the country

UK-based legal watchdog Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) sued the UK government for failing to stop imports of products made using forced Uyghur labor in China.

The report details China’s disinformation campaign in Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia

The Austrian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) this week published a report on how China is using Uyghur, Tibetan and Mongolian “online influencers” in its global propaganda campaigns on Western social media.

China’s 5G rollout in Xinjiang aims to step up surveillance, experts say

In recent weeks, Chinese media reported that the government has built more than 30,000 5G base stations in Xinjiang, a move experts see as a measure to create a total security state.

short messages

Dahua, one of the largest providers of surveillance equipment and services in China, advertised on its website that four of its camera models include detailed video analytics that can recognize facial features “race”, “skin color” and “Xinjiang/Tibet”. Dahua admitted to video surveillance research firm IPVM the authenticity of the content on its website but said it was outdated.

Note quote

“The Chinese government has made it clear that the purpose of the technology is primarily to develop the region, but that’s the optimistic version,” said Geoffrey Cain, a US journalist who wrote the book The Perfect Police State: An undercover odyssey into China’s terrifying future surveillance dystopia. “The second reason is to control the people of the region, to control the Uyghurs, and the goal is to create a total security state. The Beijing government wants to see everything and be able to know everything.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *