- Several submissions depicting state-backed repression policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) were posted online.
- Students must submit their entries between May 3 and June 13, and winners travel to China, where they visit Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an.
- Turkey is home to more than 50,000 of the world's nearly 12 million Uyghurs, who historically have viewed their fellow Turkic nation as a refuge and advocate for their religious and cultural rights.
- On social media, critics of the competition have shared drawings, including one of Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by Uyghur skulls.
- Another shows a man dressed in clothing made of the Chinese flag putting his hand over an Uyghur's mouth, expressing the idea that Uyghurs have no freedom of speech.
- The Turkish Writers' Union recently issued a statement calling on the Turkish Ministry of Education to immediately cancel the "China in my Dreams" contest, calling it "unacceptable."
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