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US sanctions China, imposes new trade curbs over Uyghur rights

  • The United States has been ramping up pressure on China amid a crop of disputes, with President Joe Biden's administration a day earlier targeting producers of painkillers that have contributed to America's addiction crisis.
The US Senate unanimously voted to make the United States the first country to ban virtually all imports from China's northwestern Xinjiang region over concerns of the prevalence of forced labor.(REUTERS)
The US Senate unanimously voted to make the United States the first country to ban virtually all imports from China's northwestern Xinjiang region over concerns of the prevalence of forced labor.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 04:44 AM 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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Apple is said to cut off component maker China’s Ofilm over Xinjiang labour

  • The iPhone maker is thought to have terminated its contracts with Ofilm over the concerns a few months ago
Many companies have alleged that Apple’s App Store fees and rules deprive consumers of choices and push up the price of apps.(Reuters File Photo)
Many companies have alleged that Apple’s App Store fees and rules deprive consumers of choices and push up the price of apps.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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Pompeo slams China’s treatment of Uyghurs, compares it to Nazi Germany

Various testimonies surfacing from the non-Chinese world reveal that Beijing has in fact intensified its operations against Uyghurs by putting more people in internment camps during the pandemic times.
In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompeo lambasted China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in ways that are just absolutely devastating and equated it with Nazi’s Germany ethnic cleansing of the Jews in the 1930s.(REUTERS)
In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompeo lambasted China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in ways that are just absolutely devastating and equated it with Nazi’s Germany ethnic cleansing of the Jews in the 1930s.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 01:50 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

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

Donald Trump may cause problems for China before he leaves presidency: Experts

Even without unsettling eleventh-hour moves, an incoming Biden administration will be confronting a more emboldened Beijing, reported SCMP.
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 9, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 9, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 09:38 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Uyghur American Association holds rally in US to raise awareness about Muslim genocide in China

US rally by Uyghur American Association slams Chinese Communist Party, on 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for putting a million or more Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang
Rally held in US to raise awareness about Uyghur Muslim genocide in China(Twitter/Uyghur_American)
Rally held in US to raise awareness about Uyghur Muslim genocide in China(Twitter/Uyghur_American)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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Washington DC [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Geneva [Switzerland] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs

US-based journalist Gulchehra Hoja accuses China of enforced disappearances and crackdown on religious freedom of Uyghurs, says will ‘never again contribute to the structure of lies that keep the Chinese tyranny in power’
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Oslo [Norway] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

‘Investigate acts of genocide in China’: Uyghurs urge UN in new report

The report said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government continues its oppression and persecution of Uyghur Turks and other Muslim communities for its own political and economic interests.
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Turkey(Reuters File Photo)
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Turkey(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

China distorting facts about Xinjiang camps, says exiled Uyghur group

China says it is fighting terrorism in Xinjiang but in accordance with UN norms but Uyghur rights groups allege they were forcing the community to give up their religious and cultural identity and demand Beijing must allow foreign media to visit the camps.
A Muslim man arriving at a mosque for Eid prayers in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China says it is battling terrorism in the region but Uyghurs claim the government is forcing a change in their beliefs and cultures.(AFP Photo/For Representative purposes)
A Muslim man arriving at a mosque for Eid prayers in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China says it is battling terrorism in the region but Uyghurs claim the government is forcing a change in their beliefs and cultures.(AFP Photo/For Representative purposes)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China legalises re-education camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang, inmates to get ‘psychological treatment’

Until last month, Beijing had denied the existence of the camps in the face of mounting criticism that said that the hundreds of thousands of Uyghur men and women had been interned without any legal recourse.
A Muslim man arriving at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer during Eid al-Fitr in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
A Muslim man arriving at the Id Kah Mosque for morning prayer during Eid al-Fitr in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 05:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

What camps? says China on ‘million Uyghurs interned’ in Xinjiang

Last week, Gay McDougall, vice-chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination told the UN panel there were deep concerns about Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) being turned into a “massive internment camp”.
Local Muslims leaving a Mosque after Friday prayers in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region on June 23, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Local Muslims leaving a Mosque after Friday prayers in Hotan, in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region on June 23, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis
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