FIRESIDE CHAT: The Reality of Uyghurs
Chinese occupation of the East Turkistan region started in 1949 and subsequently, Uyghurs and other ethnic groups allegedly faced oppression and human rights violations under the assimilation policy implemented by the Chinese government.
The East Turkistan region now named Xinjiang is a Chinese terminology which refers to the "New Territory".
As of today, majority of the Uyghur population are still in their homeland but the Uyghur diasporas are also present in Central Asia, Turkiye, some Middle Eastern countries, Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Japan.
In this exclusive, we delve into the Uyghur-Chinese conflict and discuss the perspective and reality of the Uyghur community under the Chinese occupation.