East Turkistan National Day Celebration will be held on Sunday 15th November 2015 at Ingle Farm Recreation Centre – Corner of Rupena Avenue and Beovich Road INGLE FARM SA 5098.
Come and join the community event to share the Remarkable History of East Turkistan. Meet friendly people, learn and experience some of the culture.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity, which also reveals the current situation and agony faced by the Uyghur people of East Turkistan under Chinese Occupation.
Ethnic Conflict in China’s East Turkistan (Xinjiang): Reasons Behind it and Proposals for a Solution – Analysis
Since its occupation by China after 1949, there has been discomfort in the East Turkistan (Xinjiang) Uyghur Autonomous Region (historically known as East Turkestan) with Chinese rule and meddling in the region’s affairs by the central government located 1,600 kilometers to the east. Recently, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hardline policies have further escalated tensions throughout…
Over 500 people attended the protest on Sunday the 17th of August against the Chinese governments continued crackdown on the Uyghur population of East Turkistan. The protesters began in Victoria square and marched along King William Street with police escorts and gathered in Parliament House where speeches were given by ETAA community leaders as well…
Emergency meeting regarding Yarkand Massacre ETAA office 9th August 2014 All members of the East Turkistan community were invited to discuss the recent events in East Turkistan in particularly the massacre of thousands of innocent civilians in the town of Yarkand. Nurmuhammad Turkistani presented the current situation in the south of East Turkistan. It is…
Kilic Kanat Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Erie A series of violent incidents in China involving Uyghurs has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and political situation in their homeland, China’s vast northwestern province known as the East Turkistan (Xinjiang) Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR or East Turkistan). The incidents…
Due to the increasing religious persecution and inhumane treatment by the Chinese authorities, Uyghur Muslims have been forced to flee to seek shelter away from systematic institutionalised oppression and subjugation. Unfortunately, on many occasions due to Chinese Government influence these Uyghurs have been deported back to China leaving them in a torturous fate in China.…
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project details the Chinese government’s severe restrictions placed on Uyghur Internet users. Trapped in a Virtual Cage: Chinese State Repression of Uyghurs Online documents how Chinese authorities have exerted effective control over how Uyghurs seek, receive and impart information online in East Turkestan by employing technical and legislative…
By Ilham Tohti, published: April 6, 2014 On January 15, 2014, Chinese authorities arrested Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economics professor at the prestigious Minzu University in Beijing. Authorities formally charged him with separatism on February 25, and have so far denied him access to his attorney. For years, Tohti has discussed and commented on not only…
By Wang Lixiong, published March 3, 2014 (On the evening of March 1, 2014, several knife-wielding men and at least one woman killed 33 and injured more than 140 in the train station in the southwestern city of Kunming. The Chinese authorities blame Uyghur separatists for the terrorist attack. — Editor) People asked…
Christian Tyler, author of ‘Wild West China: The Taming of East Turkistan (Xinjiang)’ disusses the recent history of East Turkistan (Xinjiang) (East Turkistan) and the changing relations between Uyghurs and Han Chinese (August 2008).
Professor James Millward, Georgetown University discusses Uyghur and Han relations in East Turkistan (Xinjiang) since the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (September 2008)
A talk by Prof. Yitzhak Shichor, University of Haifa on contemporary East Turkistan (Xinjiang) security issues (January 2009)
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China will push the study of Mandarin and the “blending” of different races as part of a new stability push in the troubled far western region of East Turkistan (Xinjiang), the region’s top Communist Party official said in remarks published on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have been killed in violence in East Turkistan (Xinjiang) in…Details
Authorities ‘Ensure Stability’ Through Forced Labor For Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Xinjiang) Township
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The streets of Aksu are decorated with posters lauding the heroes of “national reunification” — the Chinese Communist party’s preferred term for its conquest of the vast northwestern territory of East Turkistan (Xinjiang) in 1949. Residents of the small city on the fringes of the Taklamakan desert stroll under the watchful gaze of personages including…Details
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Insa Khan was only a few years old when she left East Turkistan (Xinjiang), and has profound memories of the journey she made with her parents in 1949. It took them about 50 days to walk through snow-capped mountains with donkeys carrying their luggage. “My parents decided to leave Kashgar after East Turkistan (Xinjiang) officially…Details
HIV/AIDS has been on the increase among young Uyghur men in the southern part of northwest China’s East Turkistan (Xinjiang) region due to an influx of infected prostitutes who have been transmitting the deadly disease since 2009, according to a Uyghur former health official and a professor with knowledge of the situation. “Now HIV/AIDS is…Details
Police in China have accused a prominent human rights lawyer of inciting subversion and creating a disturbance, her lawyer said on Friday, paving the way for possible formal charges. Citing the need to buttress national security and stability, President Xi Jinping’s administration has tightened government control over almost every aspect of civil society since 2012.…Details