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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 29.03.2022

U.S. To Up Pressure on China, trade czar Tai Says

U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai speaks to members of the media following a tour of a silicon wafer plant being expanded by South Korean semiconductor manufacturer SK Siltron CSS, in Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

The United States is done "sitting on its hands and will more actively pressure China, Katherine Tai said.

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Is OIC endorsing the suppression of Uyghur Muslims?

The presence of Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi as ‘special guest’ in the 48th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Pakistan on 22 and 23 March, comes at the time when more than a million Uyghur Muslims are in concentration camps in China.

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China's “Sinicizaion” push leads to removal of mosque domes: NPR

China is removing the domes and minarets from thousands of mosques across the country. Authorities say the domes are evidence of foreign religious influence and are taking down overtly Islamic architecture as part of a push to sinicize historically Muslim ethnic groups to make them more traditionally Chinese.

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Uyghur detained in Saudi Arabia face risck of deportation to China

Religious scholar Hamidulla Wali (in Chinese, Aimidoula Waili) and his roommate Nurmemet Rozi (Nuermaimaiti Ruze) traveled to the country from Turkey on a Muslim religious pilgrimage to Mecca and were arrested on Nov. 20. Authorities allegedly have never told them why they were arrested and detained, according to rights groups.

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CFU and CUS Advocacy in Europe

Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) and the Center for Uyghur Studies (CUS) continued advocacy efforts in the European Union to generate support for the Uyghur cause.

From the recent advocacy in Europe, Ms. Abbas said “It is absolutely vital to continue to share the plight of the Uyghurs and educate the general public of the veracity of the Uyghur genocide, as well as brief lawmakers.

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New UHRP report on Chinese transnational repression of Uyghurs in Arab States

Chinese transnational repression of Uyghurs now extends to Arab countries previously deemed safe for Uyghurs. According to the UHRP dataset, an estimated 292 Uyghurs have been detained or deported from Arab states at China’s request since 2001.

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Statement of the Taiwanese Parliamentary H.R. Commission and Parliamentary Group for Tibet.

On the 63rd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day the Taiwanese Parliamentary Human Rights Commission and the Taiwanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet jointly issued a declaration of support to the Tibetan people and condemned the Chinese government in a press statement.

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