Objective History: Uyghurs & Chinese policy upon them


Hi everyone. Today we are gonna learn about Uyghurs Uyghurs are a Turkic-speaking people of interior Asia They live for the most part in northwestern China, in the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang A small number live in the Central Asian republics There were some 10,000,000 Uyghurs in China and at least a combined total of 300,000 in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan in the early 21st century The Uyghur language is part of the Turkic group of Altaic languages, and they are among the oldest Turkic-speaking peoples of Central Asia The Uyghurs are mainly a sedentary village-dwelling people who live in the network of oases formed in the valleys and lower slopes of the Tien Shan, Pamirs, and related mountain systems Many Uyghurs are employed in petroleum extraction, mining, and manufacturing in urban centres The chief Uyghur cities are Urumqi the capital of Xinjiang, and Kashgar (Kashi), an ancient centre of trade on the historic Silk Road near the border between Russia and China The Uyghurs of Xinjiang are Sunni Muslims Large numbers of Han (ethnic Chinese) began moving into Xinjiang after the establishment of the autonomous region in the 1950s The influx became especially pronounced after 1990, and by the early 20th century the Han constituted two-fifths of Xinjiangs total population Over time economic disparities and ethnic tensions grew between the Uyghur and Han populations that eventually resulted in protests and other disturbances A particularly violent outbreak occurred in July 2009, mainly in Urumqi in which it was reported that nearly 200 people were killed and some 1,700 were injured Citing a need for greater security, the government set up cameras, checkpoints, and constant police patrols in Uyghurs-dominated areas The most controversial governmental undertaking which was met by protests from human-rights organizations was the indefinite detention of up to one million Uyghurs in “political training centres,” Heavily fortified buildings that were likened to the reeducation camps of the Mao Zedong era In August 2018 the United Nations called upon China to end the detention, but government officials denied the existence of the camps A place where people have to come, obey the rules, stay until you allow them to leave sounds more like a prison Even if it’s a prison in which you can do some art China’s re-education and detention centers have expanded rapidly in the past two years resulting in what a U.S. commission on China described as “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.” While access to the camps is restricted by the Chinese government, survivor testimony and limited international journalism paint a picture of rampant physical and psychological abuse targeting Uyghurs religious and cultural identity Adrian Zenz, a German scholar of the Xinjiang region, told the UN Human Rights Council in November 2018 that the that the Chinese system of internment and ‘re-education’ is “nothing less than a systemic campaign of cultural genocide.” Officially, the individuals detained are there for retraining: According even to the official narrative, they are there to be inoculated against the virus of religious extremism and are given lessons in Mandarin, Communist Party ideology, and job skills training Hundreds of thousands more are being sent into forced labor facilities. Outside of the detention camps themselves, the society in Xinjiang has begun to increasingly resemble an apartheid regime where Han settlers from eastern China assumed to be loyal to Beijing are given plum jobs and mostly Muslim locals are surveilled 24/7 by the most pervasive technological police state in the world It was beyond doubt that these attacks against family life and the ability of Uyghurs to have children are a systematic policy with genocidal intent even before the emergence of the leaked documents last month At the very least, officials are explicitly ideologically committed to cultural genocide as a goal on the path to so called social harmony And the possibility of mass killing or of other attempts to forcibly shatter Uyghur identity, whether by sterilization or deportation remains very real China’s organ transplant trade is noted globally for both its scale and abuse of human rights According to an independent tribunal, inmates throughout Chinese prison camps are being killed for their organs, feeding a trade that is now worth $1 billion a year The Uyghur make up a growing percentage of those being held within Chinese prison camps, and many Uyghur inmates testified that they were subjected to both repeated medical testing while incarcerated, and that random inmate disappearances were common in both internment and re-education camps While the scale of organ harvesting within Uyghur internment camps is not clearly determined, the combination of Uyghur disappearances, China’s noted history of illegally harvesting organs from inmates, and the introduction of medical testing in camps points to what the international China Tribunal calls “crimes against humanity” committed against Uyghur Muslims As there is so little we can do to actually help them in their struggle against China’s state regime We can at least spread the word of the horrors. They go through So that people of the world will be aware of what is happening to them

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  • It's an interesting part of the China and the events that happened back in 2009

  • The oppression which lasted more than 70 years is now coming to its climax. Uyghurs experienced unprecedented brutal treatment world has ever known. Its not just what this video said, now every single person aged between 16-45 is already profiled as potential terrorist, and jailed or put into some sort of detention, all 3 generations of such a person is denied by government services, and doomed to host and live with a male Chinese official in their homes and strictly monitored all actions and even thoughts.

  • people eat bat and everything come to people eat only certain food for 1000 years, to re-educate them. Who really need education guys? Question from Uyghur man

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