China’s Xinjiang crackdown under scrutiny ahead of UN rights chief visit
Hopes of a thorough investigation into rights abuses have given way to concern among rights advocates that the ruling Communist Party will use the visit to whitewash its alleged atrocities.
43 countries call on China to respect Uighur rights
Beijing has long denied accusations of ethnic cleansing against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic people in Xinjiang.
Olympics veep says China human rights ‘not within’ IOC scope
International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says the body 'is not a world government', following concerns over China's human rights record and treatment of the Uighur minority.
EU Parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics
Lawmakers say officials should skip the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics unless China improves on human rights in Hong Kong and for the Uighur Muslim minority.
Ramadan in Xinjiang: officially renovated mosques welcome fewer worshippers
For the moment, Islam lives on, though the Sinicization campaign has palpably reduced the role and visibility of religion in daily life.
NZ declines to call China’s Uighur treatment genocide
NZ foreign minister says Wellington only recognises a genocide when it has been defined as such by international courts.
China sentences Uighur ex-govt officials to death for ‘separatism’
China keeps data on its use of the death penalty secret, although rights group Amnesty International estimates the country is the top executioner globally.
Chinese TV stars cut ties with Nike as Xinjiang backlash builds
Nike had issued a statement saying it was 'very concerned' by allegations of forced labour in Xinjiang while H&M earlier said it would no longer source cotton from the region.
China’s Muslim crackdown reaches tropical paradise island
A Muslim commentator says Beijing wants Muslim ethnic groups throughout China to lose any sense of unity their religion provides.
China lambasts UK for ‘double standards’ over human rights for immigrants
Beijing has stepped up the rhetoric against London since Britain offered millions of Hong Kong citizens in its ex-colony the chance to obtain full British citizenship.
China bans BBC World News in row over Xinjiang reporting
Besides its reporting on Xinjiang, the BBC has also aired a hard-hitting documentary accusing China of covering up the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic around the city of Wuhan in late 2019.
China denies forcing birth control on Muslim Xinjiang women
The birth rate in Xinjiang’s minority regions has plummeted by over 60% in just three years.