(新疆, officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region). The “autonomous” region of China whose largest ethnic group is Uyghurs, with another 7% of Ethnic Kazakhs, and Islam as the majority religion. The World Uyghur Congress and other Uyghur organizations do not accept the name Xinjiang, which means “New Frontier” or “New Borderland” and was imposed by Imperial China in 1884, after it conquered or rather reconquered the region, that it had already occupied between 1760 and 1860. Uyghurs prefer the name “East Turkestan,” which was also used by two ephemeral independent states, known as the First (1933) and the Second (1944–49) East Turkestan Republics. In order to avoid the choice between “Xinjiang” and “East Turkestan,” both problematic designations, American scholar Rian Thum suggested to adopt the ancient name of the region, Altishahr (“Six Cities”), which is however rarely used outside of scholarly circles.
Uyghurs Subject to Mass Sterilization: A New CCP Crime Against Humanity
A new study by Adrian Zenz proves that Muslim women in Xinjiang are massively subjected to forced abortion, sterilized, and fitted with IUDs.
Mantas Adomėnas: Why Parliamentarians in the World Unite Against the CCP
A member of the Lithuanian Parliament, Adomėnas is one of the co-chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). He tells us why such an alliance is needed.
Minors Summoned by Police, Punished for Online Remarks
Comments on the government’s ban to play online games during a national holiday in April resulted in numerous young gamers being questioned by the authorities.
CCP Continued Forced DNA Collection Amid the Pandemic
Residents with no criminal records, including children, were demanded to give blood or hair samples, without being informed how they would be used.