SFU postdoc calls for special travel document to avoid putting safety at risk renewing Chinese passport

Simon Fraser University postdoctoral fellow Guldana Salimjan is calling on the Government of Canada to provide a special travel document so that she can avoid potentially putting her safety at risk by applying for a new Chinese passport, reports CBC. Salimjan directs UBC’s Xinjiang Documentation Project, which researches the mass internment of Muslim minorities in China, and plans to begin work at Indiana University in August. Salimjan’s Chinese passport has expired, but she says that applying for a new passport in order to secure an American visa could bring prompt an investigation from the Chinese government and cause difficulties for her and her family in China. Salimjan submitted an application for a certificate of identity from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, but received an email saying urgent services for these applications has been suspended. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.