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Revealed: New videos expose China’s forced migration of Uyghurs during the pandemic

Jul 13, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Dozens of Chinese TikTok videos show Uyghurs being transported to work in involuntary labor schemes during the Covid-19 outbreak

FORCED MIGRATION. Screenshots from TikTok videos taken and stitched by Coda Story.

How China spies on Uyghurs in Turkey

Feb 16, 2020 - 3:47 PM

WhatsApp and WeChat are used to intimidate and surveil Uyghurs

SPYING ON UYGHURS. Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

Xinjiang’s TikTok wipes away evidence of Uyghur persecution

Feb 01, 2020 - 11:06 AM

Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, appears to have been wiped of the most compromising information about Xinjiang

How TikTok opened a window into China’s police state

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Uyghurs are gaming TikTok’s algorithm to find a loophole in Xinjiangs’s information lockdown

Arrests jump in China's Xinjiang amid crackdown

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:19 AM

One in 5 arrests made in China in 2017 took place in Xinjiang, although the region is home to just 2% of the country's population, data from the local prosecutor's office show

This photo taken on June 5, 2019 shows a "media interview area" set up near the Idkah mosque on the morning of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan in Kashgar, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. On the morning of Eid al-Fitr, the enormous square outside of the main mosque in Kashgar was cordoned off, with reporters forced into a "media interview area" on the outer edges of the square as worshippers filed into the mosque -- whereas in previous years devotees gathered in crowds outside GREG BAKER / AFP

'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Egypt and China sign a security memorandum focusing on 'combating terrorism' ahead of raids in Egypt in which Uighurs are questioned by Chinese officials

Decoding China’s claims about Uyghur identity

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

A new government white paper says Islam was introduced to Uyghur culture by force. Scholars and activists say the claims mark an attempt to rewrite history.

FAMILY? A propaganda mural in Turpan, Xinjiang, taken in 2017. The slogan, written in Chinese and Uyghur, reads 'All ethnic groups are family.' © Coda Story

Why is the world silent on China’s Uyghur Muslims?

Jan 04, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Protesting against China over the treatment of its minority is, in the eyes of Muslim leaders, presumably not worth the loss of economic privilege and security alliance

Uyghur militants in Southeast Asia: Should PH be worried?

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The presence of some foreign terrorists in Mindanao can facilitate the entry of Uyghur militants to the country particularly in the context of China’s new anti terrorism law

China's Xinjiang riot deaths at 35: Xinhua

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:57 PM

The death toll in riots in China s Xinjiang area was raised to 35 by state media