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China guilty of Xinjiang genocide: Independent UK panel

The country’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the panel as a “machine churning out lies” and Beijing sanctioned it in March.
The tribunal has no government backing, meaning its conclusions are non-binding, but its decision is certain to elicit an angry response from China.(AP)
The tribunal has no government backing, meaning its conclusions are non-binding, but its decision is certain to elicit an angry response from China.(AP)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 08:05 AM IST
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China building second nuclear missile silo field, claims report; US concerned

The report is based on satellite images obtained by the Federation of American Scientists. It said that as many as 110 missile silos are being constructed in the Xinjiang province, which will take China's armour of nuclear tipped missiles to 250.
The high resolution images of the missile silo being constructed in China's Xinjiang province.(Twitter/@planet)
The high resolution images of the missile silo being constructed in China's Xinjiang province.(Twitter/@planet)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 12:32 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

EU sets Uyghur and Hong Kong conditions for investment agreement

The European leaders have urged stronger cooperation with other democratic players such as Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to respond to China’s changing role and growing influence in multilateral organisations.
Photo courtesy: Reuters
Photo courtesy: Reuters
Published on Jul 16, 2021 07:59 AM IST
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‘Won’t turn blind eye’: US Senate passes bill to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang

  • The bill would create a “rebuttable presumption” assuming that all products in Xinjiang are made with forced labour and thus banned under the 1930 Tariff Act, unless importers can prove otherwise.
The bill has currently received unanimous consent, and has to mandatorily pass the House of Representatives before being sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
The bill has currently received unanimous consent, and has to mandatorily pass the House of Representatives before being sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Concerns raised about China at UN

The widely anticipated joint statement had been in the pipeline for several days and was delivered on day two of the 47th session of the council in Geneva.
A Chinese flag flutters above surveillance cameras in Lhasa, Tibet.(Reuters)
A Chinese flag flutters above surveillance cameras in Lhasa, Tibet.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 06:37 AM IST
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'Political manipulation': China slams G7 focus on Xinjiang, Hong Kong

The G7 nations also called out the repression of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with US president Joe Biden even asking Beijing to "start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights".
At the G7 summit, US president Joe Biden even asked Beijing to
At the G7 summit, US president Joe Biden even asked Beijing to "start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights". (File Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 10:50 AM IST
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Tiny Lithuania stands up to China as Europe freezes investment pact with Beijing

The announcement had been in the works for some time. Lithuania, like some other countries in the region, has been increasingly suspicious of China for some time.
It was in 2019 that the Baltic state first identified Chinese espionage as a threat to its national security.(AFP)
It was in 2019 that the Baltic state first identified Chinese espionage as a threat to its national security.(AFP)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:58 AM IST
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern takes tougher stance on China

Experts say China's relationships with both Australia and Canada deteriorated rapidly in the last few years, making New Zealand's rosier relationship stick out like a sore thumb.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (R) and China's premier Li Keqiang attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on April 1, 2019. (Jason Lee / REUTERS)
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (R) and China's premier Li Keqiang attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on April 1, 2019. (Jason Lee / REUTERS)
Published on May 03, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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Industry genocide on a global scale: China on Xinjiang sanctions

Xinjiang [China], May 1 (ANI): Sanctions imposed by western countries over human rights violations in Xinjiang are no more than "a piece of waste paper" and their real purpose is to hamper Chinese companies internationally, the region's government said on Friday.
Workers are seen on the production line at a cotton textile factory in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China(REUTERS )
Workers are seen on the production line at a cotton textile factory in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China(REUTERS )
Published on May 01, 2021 05:19 AM IST
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China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

Sattar Sawut and Shirzat Bawudun are the latest of many Xinjiang bureaucrats to be sentenced on national security charges in what China calls a campaign against “two-faced officials” who are seeking to undermine Chinese rule from within the system.
Such sentences are usually commuted to life in prison after two years with good behavior.(Representational image)
Such sentences are usually commuted to life in prison after two years with good behavior.(Representational image)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour

  • Chinese social-media users have been calling to boycott Swedish fashion brand H&M and other retailers after the Communist Youth League and the People’s Liberation Army blasted the company last week for a previous statement about concerns about forced labour in Xinjiang
H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
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'Well known global brands' may be linked to Xinjiang rights abuses: UN panel

No specific companies were named, but the working group mentioned the sectors of agribusiness, tech, automotive, and textile and garment.
The UN group has joined the list of countries that have asked China to address reports of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.(Reuters)
The UN group has joined the list of countries that have asked China to address reports of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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ANI | , New York

H&M stores shut by China landlords as Xinjiang fallout grows

Local media have reported more closures, with pictures showing H&M’s brand billboards being removed.
A man shops at an H&M clothing store in Hong Kong, Saturday, March 27, 2021. H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday, March 26, 2021, against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)(AP)
A man shops at an H&M clothing store in Hong Kong, Saturday, March 27, 2021. H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday, March 26, 2021, against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)(AP)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 12:42 PM IST
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Chinese digital art mocks Western criticism of labour conditions in Xinjiang

  • The digital art by the artist who goes by the name Wuheqilin, referring to a one-horned Chinese mythical beast, shows two figures with white pointed hoods interviewing a scarecrow in a field of cotton and Black slaves.
Wuheqilin's painting (Weibo)
Wuheqilin's painting (Weibo)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 03:03 PM IST
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Chinese apps join backlash against Western fashion brands over Xinjiang

H&M faced a public backlash in China when social media users in the country circulated a statement the company made last year announcing it would no longer source cotton from Xinjiang after reports of the use of forced labour by Uighur Muslims.
A security guard helps a worker move boxes past an H&M clothing store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP)
A security guard helps a worker move boxes past an H&M clothing store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 04:21 AM IST
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Reuters | , Beijing

Nike, Adidas and H&M face boycott heat over Xinjiang

The sportswear companies were the latest caught up in a backlash prompted by a Chinese government call to stop foreign brands from tainting China's name as internet users found statements they had made in the past on Xinjiang.
People walk past a store of the sporting goods retailer Nike Inc at a shopping complex in Beijing, China March 25, 2021. (Reuters)
People walk past a store of the sporting goods retailer Nike Inc at a shopping complex in Beijing, China March 25, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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China retaliates after EU sanctions 4 officials over abuses against Uyghurs

The reaction came immediately after the EU sanctioned four Chinese nationals and one entity as part of a raft of measures targeting alleged human rights offenders around the world.
Protesters hold banners to support Uyghurs minorities in Nantes, western France, on March 19.(AFP Photo)
Protesters hold banners to support Uyghurs minorities in Nantes, western France, on March 19.(AFP Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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Bachelet reports arbitrary detention, sexual violence in Xinjiang area of China

Bachelet said on Friday that she hoped to clinch agreement with Chinese officials about a visit to the country. Louise Arbour was the last UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit China, in September 2005.
"We also find it regrettable the High Commissioner made unsubstantiated accusations against China based on misinformation and political pressure," China's delegate Jiang Duan told the UN Human Rights Council. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and the Tibetan region enjoy wide-ranging freedoms, including religious and cultural harmony, she said.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Reuters | , Geneva

EU demands China for 'meaningful access to Xinjiang' for rights observers

"I want to reiterate the European Union's call on China to comply with its obligations on the national and international law to respect and protect human rights," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.
"We urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers including High Commissioner Bachelet," Josep Borrell said.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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ANI | , Brussels, Belgium

Britain denounces abuses 'on industrial scale' in China's Xinjiang

Raab, in a recorded speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, called for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet or another independent expert to be given "urgent and unfettered access" to the remote western region.
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain,(Reuters)
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain,(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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US led the world in exposing 'horrific' abuses in Xinjiang, says Mike Pompeo

Under Trump administration, the United States spearheaded the campaign against the CCP for its human right abuse in Xinjiang
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, US, January 12, 2021. (Reuters)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, US, January 12, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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US commission says China possibly committed 'genocide' against Xinjiang Muslims

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said new evidence had emerged in the past year that "crimes against humanity - and possibly genocide - are occurring." The CECC also accused China of harassing Uighurs in the United States.
The United Nations says at least 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang.(REUTERS)
The United Nations says at least 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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Twitter removes Chinese embassy ‘baby-making machines’ tweet on Uighur women

The US envoy on international religious freedom, Sam Brownback, said that he was “appalled and disgusted” by the lies of the Chinese embassy.
Members of the Muslim Uighur minority hold placards as they demonstrate in front of the Chinese consulate on December 30, 2020, in Istanbul.(AFP)
Members of the Muslim Uighur minority hold placards as they demonstrate in front of the Chinese consulate on December 30, 2020, in Istanbul.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 05:54 PM IST
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Joe Biden’s camp adds pressure on EU to hit brakes on China deal

Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to US President-elect Joe Biden, weighed in with a tweet late on Monday referencing a story on the proposed EU-China accord. He urged “early consultation with our European partners on our common concerns about China’s economic practices.”
“We believe as long as both can accommodate the other side’s concerns and meet each other half way, we will be able to achieve the targets set by our leaders,” the Foreign Ministry’s Wang Wenbin said on Monday(AP)
“We believe as long as both can accommodate the other side’s concerns and meet each other half way, we will be able to achieve the targets set by our leaders,” the Foreign Ministry’s Wang Wenbin said on Monday(AP)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

China signals it won’t stop crackdown in Xinjiang despite international backlash

China’s policies in the remote Xinjiang region, home to the Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, have become a major point of division with the US and other Western nations over alleged human rights violations.
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

570,000 Uighurs forced to work on cotton farms in Xinjiang: Think tank report

The report by the Washington-based Centre for Global Policy said the province produces more than 80% of China’s cotton
People walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS/ FILE)
People walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China using big data to detain Muslim minorities in Xinjiang: Report

A new report by Human Rights Watch says the Integrated Joint Operations Platform (IJOP), a predictive computer programme, analyses data and selects members of minority communities to be detained.
A display showing Chinese President Xi Jinping with the slogan
A display showing Chinese President Xi Jinping with the slogan "The People's desire for the good life is the goal we fight for" during the 11th Xinjiang Agricultural Produce Beijing Fair held in Beijing on December 5.(AP file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Uyghurs in ‘re-education camps’ forced to eat pork on Fridays as China pushes to expand pig farms in Xinjiang

Sayragul Sautbay, a victim said that on every friday muslims were forced to eat pork at the camps, this is a part of the Chinese policy of ‘secularization’ in the Xinjiang region, which also includes plans to promote and expand pig farming.
The Uyghur Muslims in Chinese “re-education” camps are forced to eat pork every Friday, confirmed Sayragul Sautbay, who was one of the victims of the atrocities being committed by the Chinese government(AFP)
The Uyghur Muslims in Chinese “re-education” camps are forced to eat pork every Friday, confirmed Sayragul Sautbay, who was one of the victims of the atrocities being committed by the Chinese government(AFP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 06:03 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAsian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

EU staff reject use of Chinese giant Hikvision’s surveillance equipment over Uyghur repression

President Cristiano Sebastiani, representing thousands of staff, wrote a letter to Johannes Hahn, regarding the thermal imaging systems used by the EU, produced by Hikvision, which provides surveillance system for brutal Uyghur “re-education camps”
The Chinese government holds a 40 per cent controlling stake in Hikvision via the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation(AFP)
The Chinese government holds a 40 per cent controlling stake in Hikvision via the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation(AFP)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Brussels | ByAsian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

UK summons China envoy, declares Hong Kong treaty breach

It comes against a backdrop of heightened political concerns in Britain about China’s behaviour, ranging from measures to quell dissent in Hong Kong to alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang, at the same time as growing Chinese involvement in key British infrastructure projects
UK lawmakers from across the political spectrum again called on the government to impose sanctions Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, whose government banished four legislators(AP)
UK lawmakers from across the political spectrum again called on the government to impose sanctions Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, whose government banished four legislators(AP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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