While this event primarily focused on Taiwan’s situation, they also stood with all peoples living under the grim shadow of the Communist Party of China’s authoritarian regime like Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others.
Uyghur People articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Uyghur people are a largely Muslim ethnic group that is native to Central Asia. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China's west is under tight control of the central government. Also see our articles on China and Tibetan People.
Reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims in China’s far western region have sparked a growing international outcry.
Trump administration Tuesday expressed concern over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslims in Xinjiang region, considering sanctions in reprisal.
A Chinese official has denied that over 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities are being held in re-education camps in Xinjiang Uyghur.
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs, along with Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities, have been sequestered in camps, which now number more than 1,000.
Thousands gathered at a mosque in northwestern China Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government.
Authorities in a Muslim region have ensnared hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese in mass internment camps
Demolition gangs move into Chinese Muslim village consisting of 20,000 Hui Muslims
Crackdown still spreading further as dozens of Chinese activists arrested for human rights work
International concern rising from human rights groups concerned about worsening Uyghur plight