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Xinjiang re-education camps update

As we noted yesterday (Access members paywall) the Chinese delegation completely denied testimony before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) about widespread human rights abuses in Xinjiang (see video of the session on UN website — the interesting stuff starts about an hour in).

Today, Xinhua News Agency began fighting back, with a piece (in English only) titled “Nothing can be achieved without stability in China's Xinjiang: Uyghur expert.” The Uyghur expert is Dr. Kaiser Abdukerim, a member of the Chinese delegation and president of Xinjiang Medical University, who “told the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) that he has realized that without solidarity among all ethnic groups, there would be no social stability in Xinjiang in western China.”Dr. Abdukerim’s other claim to global fame is this scientific paper: on “Aiweixin, a traditional Uyghur medicinal formula,” that he and some colleagues showed could protect “against chromium toxicity in caenorhabditis elegans.”A three-day protest by thousands of ethnic Hui Muslims at the Weizhou Grand Mosque in northwest China’s Ningxia “came to a quiet end over the weekend, after authorities held off on demolition of a new mosque and promised not to alter its appearance without community approval,” reportsthe South China Morning Post.Op-eds in influential publicationscontinue to condemn the abuses in Xinjiang: The Intercept asks “Where's the global outrage?,” while the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board condemned “The repression of the Uighurs" (paywall).A group of Chinese activists — some in China, but mostly overseas — have signed an open letter calling for a UN Investigation into the Xinjiang abuses, and U.S. sanctions on China, according to China Change.


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