The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 13.05.2022






Hong Kong's New Leader is Beijing's designated “enforcer”


Lee’s victory underscores Chinese President Xi Jinping’s determination to eradicate rule of law in the former British colony — but it also risks its viability as a regional business center as foreign businesses rethink the dangers of operating in Hong Kong.


Read more: politico.com



The Uighur version of what's happening in East Turkistan


East Turkistan’s affairs are not China’s so-called internal affairs as it is an occupied country. East Turkistan-related issues are not about so-called “counter terrorism,” “de-radicalization” and “anti-separatism” but about external self-determination, de-colonization and a nation striving to maintain and ensure its existence.


Read more: jpost.com



European Parliament Condemns Organ Harvesting in China


The resolution was adopted by show of hands, so the number of voters and the rationale of votes were not officially recorded. In the meantime, Falun Gong practitioners‒who for decades have been the privileged victims of this horror, and whose fate is now sadly shared by other ethnic and religious groups‒peacefully demonstrated outside the main site of the EP in Brussels, Belgium, to “urge the urgency.”

Read more: bitterwinter.org



Representative Karma Singey meets Czech Republic Ambassador Tomas Dub


During the meeting which lasted over an hour, Representative Karma Singey gave a brief introduction on the Office of Tibet Information and the Central Tibetan Administration. He also apprised the Ambassador on the deteriorating human rights situation inside Tibet, particularly about the repression of Tibetan language and culture.

Among other things, Representative Karma Singey briefed the Ambassador about the thriving Tibetan community in Australia and the major events related to Tibet in Australia.

Read more: tibet.net



That's the one, that's where we were locked up”


An excerpt from Nury Turkel's 'No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs'


Our family used to joke that I was an only child, as if I didn't have three younger broth­ers. It's me that Mom turns to when she gets sad or stressed and needs to talk. She always used to say, as she got older and her health became more fragile, that her one dream was to live long enough to see me marry.

Read more: theweek.com



Authorities warn Uiyghurs not to talk about “re-education” with UN Team

The Chinese government has issued a new directive that forbids Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region from discussing the network of internment camps or accepting calls from international phone numbers ahead of an expected visit by the United Nations human rights chief, a police office in the region told RFA.


Read more: rfa.org



Uyghur secretary of Marxism Institute at University of Xinjiang confirmed detained


About 20 Uyghur teachers from a university in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have been arrested, including the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary of the school’s Marxism Institute, a Uyghur source in the town of Ghulja and local authorities told RFA.


Read more: rfa.org