More Bloodshed In Xinjiang As Police Kill Eight Uyghurs
A report has been released on Tianshan, an official Xinjiang website.On the afternoon of February 14, violence broke out in Wushi County.Eight people have been killed by police, and three people have died in an explosion.Two passers-by and two police officers were injured.
Our NTD reporter has been informed that the whole county is under martial law, and there is now a curfew in place.
Chinese officials have labeled the incident a “terrorist attack".
Dilxat Raxit, Spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress told media that the violence is caused by Chinese Communist Party armed violence and provocation.
Dilxat criticized the Chinese authorities, using politics as an excuse for violent provocation. He called on the Chinese authorities to let US and EU representatives understand the situation locally. This may support local Uyghurs to have the right to peaceful protests.
300,000 Sex Workers Flee to Fujian and Zhejiang During Dongguan Industry Crackdown
Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported on China’s recent large scale crackdown on the sex industry in Dongguan.This has directly and indirectly influenced 200,000 jobs. Reportedly, nearly 300,000 workers involved in the sex industry have fled to Fujian and Zhejiang Province.
The report says that hotels, transportation, restaurants, accommodation and consumer industries have been impacted by crackdown raids, and now have few visitors.Some businesses are concerned that their livelihoods may be effected indirectly.
Nearly 300,000 workers involved in Dongguan’s sex industry have fled to Fujian and Zhejiang Province, as well as other places, to continue to make a living.
Hangzhou Human Rights Lawyer Wang Cheng Arrested
Hangzhou human rights lawyer Wang Cheng was taken away from his home on February 14, by national security.Wang Cheng’s wife spoke to our NTD reporter. There were more than 10 police who came to their home, where they arrested Wang and confiscated his computer.
Hangzhou activist Lu Disong said Wang Cheng’s arrest was related to the “Ten Million Citizens’ Signature" Campaign that Wang had launched.The ‘Ten Million Citizens’ Signature’ Campaign calls upon the Chinese Communist Party and the National People’s Congress Standing Committee to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Human Rights Defenders reported that this signature campaign has gained widespread media interest inside and outside China.This may be the main reason for his arrest.