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Such sentences are usually commuted to life in prison after two years with good behavior.(Representational image)

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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.
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)

H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
  • 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
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)

'Well known global brands' may be linked to Xinjiang rights abuses: UN panel

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:29 AM IST
No specific companies were named, but the working group mentioned the sectors of agribusiness, tech, automotive, and textile and garment.
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)

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

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Local media have reported more closures, with pictures showing H&M’s brand billboards being removed.
Wuheqilin's painting (Weibo)
Wuheqilin's painting (Weibo)

Chinese digital art mocks Western criticism of labour conditions in Xinjiang

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 03:03 PM IST
  • 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.
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)

Chinese apps join backlash against Western fashion brands over Xinjiang

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 04:21 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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.
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)

China retaliates after EU sanctions 4 officials over abuses against Uyghurs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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.
"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)
"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)

Bachelet reports arbitrary detention, sexual violence in Xinjiang area of China

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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 urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers including High Commissioner Bachelet," Josep Borrell said.(Reuters)
"We urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers including High Commissioner Bachelet," Josep Borrell said.(Reuters)

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

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:13 PM IST
"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.
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)

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

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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.
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)

US led the world in exposing 'horrific' abuses in Xinjiang, says Mike Pompeo

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Under Trump administration, the United States spearheaded the campaign against the CCP for its human right abuse in Xinjiang
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)

US commission says China possibly committed 'genocide' against Xinjiang Muslims

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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.
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)

Twitter removes Chinese embassy ‘baby-making machines’ tweet on Uighur women

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:54 PM IST
The US envoy on international religious freedom, Sam Brownback, said that he was “appalled and disgusted” by the lies of the Chinese embassy.
“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)

Joe Biden’s camp adds pressure on EU to hit brakes on China deal

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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.”
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)

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

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The report by the Washington-based Centre for Global Policy said the province produces more than 80% of China’s cotton
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Stockholm | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:03 PM IST
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 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)

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

Brussels | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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”
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)

UK summons China envoy, declares Hong Kong treaty breach

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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
A file photo of US President-elect Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP)
A file photo of US President-elect Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP)

China declines to congratulate Joe Biden, state media cautious about victory

HIndustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:55 PM IST
In 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping had sent congratulations to Donald Trump soon after his election.
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)

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

Hong Kong | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:38 AM IST
Even without unsettling eleventh-hour moves, an incoming Biden administration will be confronting a more emboldened Beijing, reported SCMP.
A Biden supporter holds a campaign sign, the day after a presidential election victory was called for former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US on November 8, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A Biden supporter holds a campaign sign, the day after a presidential election victory was called for former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US on November 8, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden’s long history with China is unlikely to mend Trump-era rift

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Joe Biden’s stance toward the world’s second-largest economy hardened over the past decade:
Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a street in Beijing on Wednesday.(AP)
Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a street in Beijing on Wednesday.(AP)

Sharp spike in China Covid cases including 22 in Xinjiang

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Tuesday’s tally was sharply up from 16 on Monday, with all the 22 new local cases reported in the past 24 hours from the remote Xinjiang region’s Kashgar prefecture.
People wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by a construction site in Beijing on Monday. Schools and kindergartens have been suspended and communities are on lockdown in Kashgar, a city in China's northwest Xinjiang region, after a spike in asymptomatic cases.(AP)
People wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by a construction site in Beijing on Monday. Schools and kindergartens have been suspended and communities are on lockdown in Kashgar, a city in China's northwest Xinjiang region, after a spike in asymptomatic cases.(AP)

New curbs in China’s Xinjiang after spike in symptomless Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:30 AM IST
All the positive results were traced to the Shufu county of Kashgar prefecture where a 17-year-old girl had tested positive over the weekend.
A woman holding her face mask walks into an underpass tunnel in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP Photo)
A woman holding her face mask walks into an underpass tunnel in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP Photo)

China launches emergency testing to control new Kashgar outbreak

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:43 AM IST
The new outbreak in Kashgar reflects the difficulty of stamping out the coronavirus entirely in any one country. Other Asian nations like Thailand and New Zealand have maintained long stretches of virus-free periods, only to see the pathogen appear again.
The Chinese government has been admonished world-over for its repressive measures against the ethnic Uyghurs(AFP)
The Chinese government has been admonished world-over for its repressive measures against the ethnic Uyghurs(AFP)

China warns Canada not to damage relations over Uyghur genocide issue

Beijing | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:18 PM IST
The Canadian committee used the term “concentration camps” to describe Chinese centres for forcible political indoctrination and skills training.
A protester from the Uighur community living in Turkey participates in a protest in Istanbul on October 1.(AP file)
A protester from the Uighur community living in Turkey participates in a protest in Istanbul on October 1.(AP file)

China’s actions in Xinjiang amount to genocide, says Canada parliament panel

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:44 AM IST
This was “the largest mass detention of a minority community since the Holocaust,” noted the Subcommittee on International Human Rights.
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)

London holds anti-China protest, says ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Free Tibet’ and ‘Close the Uyghur Camps’

London [UK] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Apart from the US, London too slams Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for its human rights violation against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and people of Hong Kong and Tibet
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