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Paramilitary police in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China | Photo: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg News

China didn’t spare the Uyghurs even in times of pandemic, pushed them to Covid frontlines

China has sent thousands of Uyghurs to its manufacturing powerhouses at Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangzi and Zhejiang to keep its factories after the lockdown.
Uyghur women in old city, Kashgar, Xinjiang | Commons

I saw my Uyghur friends disappear when I was in China

Uyghur migrant friends began to tell me, in whispers or coded text messages, that they had to go back home and they could no longer contact me.
Paramilitary police in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China | Photo: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg News

Detained for veil, clicking on foreign website — Leaked China document on Uyghur Muslims

A leaked Chinese government document shows how Uyghur Muslims in China's "re-education" camps pray, dress and behave with family members.
Uyghur women in old city, Kashgar, Xinjiang | Commons

US lawmakers restart effort to sanction Chinese officials for treatment of Uyghurs

The House passed an amended version of Senator Marco Rubio’s bill in December, but several concerns, and a pending impeachment trial, have slowed things down.
A picture of Mesut Özil

Arsenal star Mesut Özil receives major backlash after voicing support for Uyghurs in China

China’s national TV broadcaster cancelled Arsenal’s Premier League game Sunday in response to the footballer's posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Feroza Aziz, 17, had put up a video last week pretending to give a tutorial on eyelash curling | Twitter

TikTok restores US teen’s account suspended for viral video on state of Uyghurs in China

American teenager Feroza Aziz had posted a series of videos that initially looked like makeup tutorials, but decried China's mass detention of Uyghur Muslims.
Feroza Aziz, 17, had put up a video last week pretending to give a tutorial on eyelash curling | Twitter

TikTok locks teen’s account after video on China Muslims, then says no political censorship

China's TikTok suspended the account of US teen Feroza Aziz allegedly after she uploaded a video criticising treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Uyghur Muslims and Xinjiang

China is illegally harvesting Uyghurs organs but the Muslim world is still silent

Major Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia and Iran toe the official line of Beijing.
Hui mosques in China

After Uyghurs, another Muslim minority is under fire in China

Satellite images accessed by ThePrint show mosques in Hui-dominated areas being remodelled to strip them of Islamic influence.
US President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

US increases pressure on China about persecution of Uyghur Muslims

The Western criticism of China comes at a sensitive time, as US and China seek to complete preliminary deal in their lingering trade dispute.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.