50 countries at UN condemn Xinjiang rights abuses
Beijing rejects the allegations, claiming to be fighting terrorism and ensuring the region's development.
EU seeks to ban products made with forced labour, document shows
The onus however is on national authorities to prove that forced labour was involved in making and processing the products.
UN expert concludes 'forced labour' in Xinjiang
The findings were 'based on an independent assessment of available information', the United Nations special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery said in a report that was shared on Twitter.
China seeking to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report, document shows
Three diplomats and a rights expert say China began circulating the letter among diplomatic missions in Geneva from late June and asked countries to sign it to show their support.
China's Xi urges unity on rare visit to once-restive Xinjiang
The trip marks Xi's first public appearance since he visited Hong Kong for the July 1 anniversary marking 25 years of Chinese rule over the former British colony.
Xinjiang leak sheds new light on China’s ‘re-education’ camps
The files, obtained by academic Adrian Zenz, were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.
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.
China’s foreign minister says UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang
Michelle Bachelet has long sought access to the western Chinese region to investigate accusations of abuse against ethnic Uighurs.
French parliament denounces China’s Uighur ‘genocide’
China denies genocide or the existence of forced labour camps in Xinjiang and has accused Uighurs testifying overseas about conditions inside the northwestern region of being paid liars.
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.
China-Taliban relations growing closer ahead of US withdrawal
China has long been concerned about a possible spillover of Islamic militancy into its formerly volatile Xinjiang region.
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