Saturday, September 25, 2021

Xinjiang

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.

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.

UK MPs anger Beijing by declaring ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang

Calling the accusations a 'big lie', China says the British MPs should 'mind their own business'.

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.

Facing pressure at home, Chinese tech giants expand in Singapore

The tech firms are shifting their focus to booming Southeast Asian markets as authorities tighten the screws at home amid concerns about the platforms' growing power.

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