Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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.

China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies

American companies are now prohibited from selling equipment to Chinese firms which contribute to repression of Muslims in Xinjiang.

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.

Nike boss assures Chinese consumers his company is ‘of China and for China’

His comments came after the sportswear giant was recently hit by a backlash over statements about Uighurs and cotton production in Xinjiang.

Apple, Amazon, Nike, slammed for ‘enabling forced labour’ in China

US lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation that would ban imports of goods made in Xinjiang.

Beijing birth control policy designed to eliminate millions of Uighur births, report finds

The policies could increase the Han population in southern Xinjiang from its current level of 8% to about 25% by 2040.

Budapest renames streets to protest against ‘unwanted’ new Chinese university

Fudan University is one of China's most prestigious educational institutions, and the campus in Budapest will be its first in the European Union.

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.

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