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Protesters in Shanghai could identify with the endless Covid lockdowns that they believe caused ten to die in in a fire in Xinjiang. Now for them to identify with the endless detention faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

@AlyssaLukpat  Mr. Lin, a Taiwanese-American who graduated from Harvard University and who won an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors, now plays for the Guangzhou Loong Lions, who are scheduled to play next week in Xinjiang.

Sharapat & her brother Mohamad- ethnic Uyghurs- couldn't contact their family in China's Xinjiang region for 5 years. They learned from social media their mother & 4 siblings died in a deadly fire. It triggered a protest movement in China @bexwright1 

China's Anti-lockdown Protests and the Quest for Inter-ethnic Solidarity “‘More urgently than ever, Han residents of Xinjiang and other regions of China must continue to center the struggle of Uyghurs and oppressed minorities and fight alongside them.’”

"On the 16th floor, we don’t have enough oxygen." For Chinese people locked inside their apartments due to Covid restrictions, the words and images flowing out of Xinjiang seemed terrifyingly plausible. via @WSJ  @austinramzy  @xinwenfan 

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua claimed that the fire that ripped through an apartment block in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, killed 10 people and injured nine, but reports from local residents suggest the real toll is far higher

Major cities such as Guangzhou eased some strict coronavirus measures despite a spike in infections, amid fears of a crackdown in Xinjiang and Tibet.

Heavy snow piled up so quickly in China's Xinjiang Province this week that one man had to call an excavator to free him from his home.

OPINION: The protests were unprecedented in their scale and daring. They broke out spontaneously in 12 cities all across China after 10 lockdown-related deaths in Xinjiang.

@austinramzy  @xinwenfanMs . Muhammad learned her aunt had died in the apartment, along with four children age 5 to 13. Her aunt's husband and another son weren't there, having been imprisoned in 2017 as part of the Xinjiang crackdown. “This news is so painful. No one imagined. "


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In a rare surge of protests in China, demonstrators called for the ruling Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping, to step down, amid anger at the deaths of at least 10 people in an apartment fire in Xinjiang, presumably during a strict Covid lockdown.

@ChainLinkGod  @PeterMcCormack Bitcoin is actually highly centralized, with supermajority controlled by handful of big mining (aka hashing) companies. A single coal mine in Xinjiang flooded, almost killing miners, and Bitcoin hash rate dropped 35%. Sound “decentralized” to you?

China has destroyed 8,500+ mosques in Xinjiang, says a new report based on satellite data. Researchers say China has also built or expanded 380 camps holding Uighurs and minorities since 2017, telling @guardian  it is like NYC building "55 prisons only for Black Americans."

The Swedish clothing giant H&M cuts all ties with its Chinese supplier in Xinjiang due to alleged use of the forced labor of Uighur Muslims--a serious threat for any company operating from Xinjiang. H&M won't source any more cotton from Xinjiang.

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To make Mulan, Disney worked with four propaganda departments in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, the site of a genocide against Muslims, and the Xinjiang public security bureau. This is a horrific. Here's my article on the subject, and a thread on why.

EXCLUSIVE: For years, human rights activists feared the Xinjiang detention facilities doubled as work camps. For the first time, satellite photos confirm China has built acres of factories inside the compounds, facilitating forced labor on a vast scale.

Breaking: Biden signs into law a bill banning imports from Xinjiang into the United States, unless the company can prove they weren't made with forced labor. The bill passed the Senate 100-0, and the House 428-1. This could radically reshape global supply chains. Hugely important

If you think Russian concentration camps for Ukrainians are unthinkable in 2022, remember China has had concentration camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang for years with minimal reaction from the world.

More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents detail the origins and growth of the indoctrination program in Xinjiang, where a million or more predominately Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of detention centers

JUST IN: Twitter has locked the account of China's embassy in the United States for a tweet that defended China's policy in Xinjiang.