Uyghur Times Bi-Weekly Synopsis (15-30 Nov, 2022)

by Anne Kader


Xi Jinping directly responsible for Covid lockdowns — according to his own words


Nov 29, 2022

By Yaruk


In a short video shared on Twitter, Chinese leader Xi said that during the Covid period, he gave all the instructions within the scope of Covid measures.


During the meeting with the head of the World Health Organization, Ghebreyesus, Xi said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to people’s health and then emphasized that he has been personally directing and deploying the pandemic prevention and control work (zero COVID lockdown).





Government crackdown anticipated against zero-Covid protests in Uyghur Autonomous Region


Nov 27, 2022 

By Anne Kader


The Standing Committee of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Party Committee, chaired by Ma Xingrui, the Committee Secretary, gathered on the morning of November 26. It studied how to implement “General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important work on epidemic prevention and control”, a Chinese media outlet reports.





100-day lockdown in Urumqi apartment block results in deadly fire 


Nov 26, 2022 

By Yaruk


A fire broke out in an apartment in Urumqi city, the capital of the Chinese-occupied East Turkestan (Xinjiang). The authorities say an 

extension of the electrical outlet caused the fire.


The region where the fire occurred is the district of Tanrıdağ (TianShan Qu), where the Uighurs live collectively. The Chinese state media 

announced that ten people lost their lives and nine were injured. However, there are posts on social media platforms that this number is 

more than 40.





Turkey Issues Statement Regarding the Fire in Urumqi


Nov 26, 2022

By Abliz Iminniyaz


The Turkish foreign ministry issued a statement Saturday evening regarding the Urumqi fire that occurred on November 24 and killed dozens of Uyghurs.





Contradicting facts: Urumqi officials deny closing residential unit doors in building caught on fire


Nov 25, 2022

By Uyghurian


On November 25 the Information Office of the People’s Government of Urumqi, Xinjiang, held a press conference to introduce the situation of the “11.24” fire accident.


The local government said: “There is no wire binding problem in the community; all the doors of the residents in the building are not closed, and the pictures posted on the Internet are malicious splicing.”, according to QQ News, one of the largest portals that follow the government narrative.





Urumqi fire unites the world – at least temporarily


Nov 28, 2022 

By Yusufjan 


The recent fire in Urumqi caused a wave of protests against the Chinese regime, the Uyghur Times Uyghur Edition says. Hundreds

in China have commemorated those who died in the fire, as well as protested against the rigid covid restrictions and demanded a change in 

the Chinese leadership.





Relatives of Uyghur camp victims submit criminal evidence to Istanbul General Prosecutor’s Office


Nov 24, 2022 

By Amina Sadaf 


Istanbul, TURKIYE – On November 15, 2022, relatives of Uyghur camp victims gathered in front of a court building in Istanbul, holding pictures of their loved ones suffering in Chinese prisons. Many lawyers, human rights activists and local journalists attended the rally, Uyghur Times Uyghur Edition reports.





China to introduce national, interconnected, electronic health codes by 2025


Nov 16, 2022 

By Anne Kader


China will establish a new, unified, interconnected national health data platform by 2025, which will – among other things – share everyone’s medical information with all the hospitals. The electronic health code will differ from present digital QR codes that track people’s Covid-test records and travel history. The new platform is built on the pre-pandemic digital health records of all residents, Chinese health authorities announced last week, according to Beijing Business Daily.



You may also like