9 Things You Should Know About the Muslim Re-Education Camps In China

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Originally published by Social News Daily on November 19, 2018 After denying the existence of internment camps in China for far too long, they’ve now not only admitted to their existence, but they are calling them “re-education camps.” These holding centers are specifically for Uyghur people, which are a predominantly Muslim group (read more…)

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Burning Crosses and Bibles: China’s Crackdown on Underground Churches

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Originally published by Albawaba News on November 14, 2018 Early in the morning of September 5, hundreds of police officers raided a church in Nanyang City in the Henan Province of China. After breaking in, they found the church’s cross and all of its bibles and hymns, piled them outside, (read more…)

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Chinese authorities can now recognise you by how you walk

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Originally published by Alphr on November 9, 2018 China has, for quite some time now, been implementing AI-powered means to keep track of its citizens. Now, though, it’s latest tracking tool has sparked up controversy as it’s capable of recognising an individual purely by how they walk. This gait-recognition technology is (read more…)

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Chinese cities roll out gait-recognition technology, alarming human rights campaigners

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Originally published by IT Pro on November 8, 2018 Surveillance technology claimed to recognise walkers from a silhouette with 94% accuracy Facial-recognition technology has been a feature of Chinese cities for some time, but authorities now have a new tool in their arsenal: gait-recognition. The technology – the work of (read more…)

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Canada, Western countries condemn China at UN for repression of Muslims

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Originally published by The Globe & Mail on November 6, 2018 Canada has publicly accused China of repressing Muslims amid a “deterioration of human rights.” China must “end prosecution and persecution on the basis of religion or belief,” Tamara Mawhinney, Canada’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said on (read more…)

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Chinese surveillance grows stronger with technology that can recognise people from how they walk

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Originally published by The Telegraph on November 6, 2018 Chinese cities are rolling out a new “gait recognition” software that identifies people using their silhouettes and how they walk, even if their faces are obscured, in the latest tightening of the country’s security. Chinese cities are rolling out a new (read more…)

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Detained, Ailing Chinese Activist Faces Neglect, Death in Police Detention: Groups

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on November 5, 2018 A day before the United Nations conducts a review of China’s record on human rights, several groups on Monday called for the immediate and unconditional release of a veteran rights activist in its southwestern province of Sichuan. Citizen journalist and (read more…)

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China accused of increasing repression of activists cooperating with UN

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Originally published by Outlook on November 1, 2018 Beijing, Nov 1 Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) on Thursday alleged that China’s government has become more aggressive in the last four years in reprisals against activists and organizations that cooperated with the UN in the country and abroad. The NGO in (read more…)

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Beijing signals tighter control over dissenting scholars

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Originally published by University World News on November 1, 2018 A change in the highest echelons of China’s top university in Beijing is being seen by academics as a new tightening of control over dissenting thought among scholars as well as stronger oversight by the Communist Party of top universities (read more…)

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UK confirms reports of Chinese mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims

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Originally published by The Guardian on October 31, 2018 British diplomats who visited Xinjiang have confirmed that reports of mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims were “broadly true”, the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has told parliament. Beijing faces mounting international criticism over its policies in Xinjiang, a far-western territory of China (read more…)

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China’s Ruling Communist Party Wages Ideological War on University Campuses

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 18, 2018 The administration of President Xi Jinping is stepping up a nationwide political campaign targeting higher education institutions in China, as a number of professors have lost their jobs over comments made online or in public, an overseas rights group said (read more…)

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China Tries Website Editor For Refusing to Comply With Delete Request

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 18, 2018 A website editor who failed to implement a delete notice from China’s internet police has stood trial at a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan on charges of “failing to perform internet security management duties.” Xu Hua pleaded not (read more…)

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