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    CHINA has threatened to impose “re-education” on Taiwan to make its citizens “patriotic” if it successfully invades the island. The warning is a chilling echo of the policy of mass re-education camps in China where millions of  Uyghurs have been held, which has been described as genocide by several countries. 2A Chinese re-education camp in...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Severe heat warnings were issued for almost 70 Chinese cities, where temperatures were expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) Monday, according to the China Meteorological Administration.Another 393 Chinese cities and counties were forecast to swelter in temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and above, the administration added.Temperatures in...
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the northwestern Xinjiang region this week amid concerns over China’s detention of a million or more members of primarily Muslim ethnic native minorities. Xi called Xinjiang a “core area and a hub” in China’s program of building ports, railways and power stations connecting it to economies reaching...
    China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday railed at length against the alleged “unilateralism, protectionism, and bullying” of America’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) – but also admitted the law is working as intended, even before it officially went into effect on Tuesday. The UFLPA was passed by Congress and signed into law in December...
    (CNN)The United States banned all goods produced in China's western Xinjiang region on Tuesday, following the enactment of a forced labor law signed by President Joe Biden last year.The US already had several restrictions in place for imports from Xinjiang, where rights groups say Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities have faced a raft...
    Hundreds of Uyghurs are working for a mining conglomerate that produces raw materials for electric vehicles as part of a so-called work transfer program in China, the New York Times reported.Shen Longquan | Visual China Group | Getty Images Chinese companies that produce raw materials for electric vehicle batteries show indications of using forced labor,...
    Tuesday marked the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which passed Congress last year and was signed into law by President Joe Biden in December 2021. The law is expected to deal a major blow to the Chinese cotton and textile industries and perhaps to the wobbling Chinese economy as a...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized a shipment of products made by the United States-based shoe brand Skechers on suspicion that the items may have been manufactured through slave labor by Uyghur ethnic minorities from China’s western Xinjiang region, the state-run Global Times reported on Thursday. “US shoe company Skechers has had a batch...
    China’s frantic efforts to distract from the Uyghur genocide hit a new low Wednesday, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry tried claiming it is the United States, rather than China, that is the “epicenter” of forced labor in the world. China has come under withering condemnation from civilized governments and human rights organizations for using slaves...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, said Monday she will not seek a new four-year term after the current one that has been overshadowed by criticism of her response to China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in western Xinjiang. Bachelet made the comments in her opening address to the...
    China’s state-run Xinhua news agency boasted on Thursday of the alleged vibrant culture and job market in occupied East Turkistan, after proclaiming China would continue its “counterterrorism and deradicalization” – a euphemism for the genocide of the region’s native people. The assertion that the Communist Party will continue to fight “terrorism” on Tuesday followed a...
    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet praised China’s “tremendous achievements” in human rights this weekend and claimed that the Communist Party has “dismantled” all of its concentration camps in the Uyghur region of East Turkistan, concluding her visit to the region. Bachelet used the Chinese Communist Party’s preferred euphemism for the concentration camps,...
    Chinese state media on Sunday applauded U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for failing to investigate China’s human rights abuses in the Uyghur region China calls Xinjiang during her visit. The Chinese Communist Party was delighted that Bachelet decided to play along with her minders and refrained from commenting on the genocide...
    (CNN)UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China was criticized by rights groups and Western countries, said she urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure they comply with international human rights standards.Bachelet reiterated, however, that her six-day trip, which ended on Saturday and included a visit to the western region...
    According to a recent study, Google and YouTube rank Chinese stage propaganda outlets highly in searches relating to political issues — including the denial of the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China. The New York Post reports that Google and YouTube have been giving high rankings to Chinese propaganda outlets in its search...
    BEIJING (AP) — The U.N. top human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China’s Xinjiang region. Michelle Bachelet, who visited Xinjiang as part of a six-day trip...
    This is the first time the country has taken such a decision. VW opened a factory in 2013 in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, where Chinese authorities have been accused of cracking down on the Muslim minority. Economy Minister Robert Hebeck said on Friday that the German government had for the first time refused...
    As outrage grows around the world over the leaked Xinjiang Police Files and the irrefutable evidence they provide of China’s atrocities against the Uyghur Muslims, Chinese state media is attacking the leading researcher for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Adrian Zenz. China’s state-run Global Times raved on Wednesday that Zenz and the international consortium...
    An audio transcript of a May 2017 meeting chaired by China’s top Communist Party official in the country’s western Xinjiang territory published on Tuesday reveals the regional chief urged Xinjiang officials to “exercise firm control over the religious community,” referring to the largely Sunni Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang. Chen Quanguo, who served as...
    A huge trove of documents and photographs from police in Xinjiang province, obtained by hackers and released in an extensively vetted report on Tuesday, offers further documentation of the Chinese Communist Party’s horrific human rights abuses. The files include photographic evidence of mass detention and abuse, including of very young children from the oppressed...
    A massive trove of Chinese Communist Party internal documents, including photos of thousands of concentration camp victims, from the Uyghur heartland of East Turkistan, published on Tuesday, revealed that officials in charge of the Uyghur genocide regularly cited dictator Xi Jinping as personally ordering genocidal policies. In one document, a 2018 speech, China’s Public Security Minister...
    (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country's human rights record on Wednesday, telling a visiting UN official there is "no need for 'preachers' to boss around other countries."Xi's remarks, made in a video call with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, are likely to add to the controversy surrounding a trip...
    Guards at Chinese internment camps holding Uyghurs are under "shoot-to-kill" orders for prisoners who attempt to escape, an extensive leak of police reports claimed Tuesday. Tens of thousands of images, documents, and files about the alleged detainment of up to 2 million of China's Muslim population, with ages ranging from 15-73, were included...
    Damning documents and photographs have revealed the horrors that Uighur Muslims face in China’s brutal ‘re-education camps’.  The trove of leaked data, hacked from the authorities, reveals a sickening shoot-to-kill policy for those trying to escape while horrific pictures appear to show shackled prisoners being tortured.  The leak exposes how thousands of Uighurs have been...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met with the U.N.’s top human rights official on her visit to the country and shared with her that China opposes “politicizing” human rights and imposing double standards, its foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Michelle Bachelet in the southern city of Guangzhou on Monday as she...
    BEIJING (AP) — Allegations of human rights abuses in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region are the dominant issue on a visit by the United Nations’ top rights official that starts Monday. Michelle Bachelet’s visit is the first to China by a U.N. high commissioner for human rights since 2005, but rights groups warn it threatens...
    China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday complained that the free world does not understand the genocidal, oppressive, slave-taking Chinese Communist Party’s unique “concept” of human rights — a failure of understanding that might be corrected with more propaganda to “promote mutual learning between China and the West.” The Global Times excitedly reported on a symposium...
    GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official will visit China next week on a trip that will take her to the Xinjiang region, where rights groups and some Western governments allege the Chinese government is committing genocide and serious abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. U.N. High Commissioner for Human...
    BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows. A list obtained and partially verified by the AP cites the...
    According to a Chinese police officer quoted by Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Wednesday, the Chinese government has issued directives across the Xinjiang region forbidding its captive population, the Uyghur Muslims, from discussing the brainwashing camps in their province. The Uyghurs have also been instructed not to answer telephone calls from overseas numbers. These...
    GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations team has landed in China ahead of a long-delayed visit by the U.N. human rights chief to Xinjiang, where rights groups and some Western governments allege the Chinese government is committing genocide and serious abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The U.N. human rights office said Tuesday...
    BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-based intelligence company says it uncovered a network of more than 600 inauthentic Twitter accounts that spread a positive narrative of China’s far-western Xinjiang region, as Beijing was being accused of human rights abuses and locking up hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities there. According to a report...
    The British parliament is set to ban the country’s socialised healthcare system from purchasing supplies and medical equipment from the concentration camp Chinese region of Xinjiang. In an amendment tabled by the government to the upcoming Health and Social Care Bill, the National Health Service (NHS) will be barred from buying materials produced by or involving...
    The Department of Health is still using 82 Chinese-made cameras implicated in spying on the country’s Uyghur community – despite an impending NHS ban on goods made in Xinjiang. Last week, Health Secretary Sajid Javid reportedly ordered officials to stop buying cameras made by Hikvision – a company with close ties to the Chinese Communist...
    The genocidal government of China, which spent much of the past decade forcibly programming the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang province to abandon their religion and worship communism instead, on Wednesday gave Sweden a lecture on respecting the religious beliefs of Muslims after a Swedish politician burned a copy of the Quran. China turned the homeland...
    The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) held a conference Wednesday to review Chinese atrocities in Xinjiang and demand an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). VOC President Andrew Bremberg said: We believe in putting the testimony of witnesses front and center whenever discussing the legacy of communism. The efforts of these brave souls provide...
    Sen. Tom Cotton called out the Walt Disney Company’s faux moral outrage over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill on Friday. “Disney is a charter member of the China lobby, so its liberal corporate executives can spare us the moral outrage about protecting our kids from indoctrination,” Cotton tweeted. “Walt Disney must be rolling over in...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slammed the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday for its threat to go after the Sunshine State’s new parental rights law, saying “if we would’ve put in the bill that you were not allowed to have curriculum that discussed the oppression of the Uyghurs in China, Disney would have endorsed that...
    Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang rejected the notion Uyghurs are suffering “human rights abuses” in China’s western Xinjiang region on Sunday during a live interview with CBS’s Face the Nation. “There’s no such … human rights violation in Xinjiang,” Qin said on March 20. The Chinese diplomat’s remark came less than one week...
    Qin Gang, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S., was confronted about Beijing’s mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province. Gang spoke to CBS’ Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation Sunday, and after intense questioning over China’s position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the ambassador was asked for his reaction to the United Nations having...
    Fast Retailing, a Japanese multinational retail company that owns the clothing subsidiary Uniqlo, announced Thursday plans to “temporarily suspend” Uniqlo’s business in Russia. The company cited the “worsening of the [Ukraine] conflict situation,” Russia’s state-run RT news outlet reported, noting that Uniqlo had expressed a desire to continue normal business operations within Russia in recent...
    GENEVA (AP) — The United States called on China’s government Wednesday to grant “unhindered and unsupervised access” to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, when she visits China and its western Xinjiang region in May. Ambassador Sheba Crocker, the U.S. permanent representative to U.N. institutions in Geneva, said any interference in the...
    E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly continued to work with companies in China that have been accused of using Uyghur slave labor, according to research by the Tech Transparency Project. According to the report, the Amazon suppliers make products marketed under the “Amazon Basics” label. NBC News reports that e-commerce and tech giant Amazon has continued to...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday that her office and China’s government have reached an agreement for her to visit in May the western region of Xinjiang, where human rights groups and Western governments have alleged that genocide and other crimes are being carried out against the predominantly Muslim minority group...
    (CNN)The International Finance Corporation, one of the world's leading development banks, has for decades touted its success in funding companies it says can help end extreme poverty in developing countries.But new research suggests the organization, which operates under the World Bank Group, has been providing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to companies that...
    The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, advocated for the European Union to push forward with the massive trade deal with Communist China, claiming it would help fight climate change. On the final day of the Munich Security Conference EU Council President Charles Michel argued against offering an “olive branch” to Russia but declared...
    by Philip Lenczycki   Eight countries and hundreds of human rights organizations have condemned China for committing human rights violations against minorities. Yet NBC’s coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics has minimized the Uyghur genocide, despite 200 human rights organizations and eight governmental bodies, including Canada, the U.S., Holland, the U.K., Lithuania, the Czech Republic,...
    For a couple of weeks, everyone in Beijing was able to pretend that the Olympics are just about the sport. Forget human rights. Forget the threat of China invading Taiwan. Don’t even think about getting political or making any kind of statement. But a senior foreign ministry officer who serves as the official Beijing 2022...
    BEIJING (AP) — For two weeks and more, China’s stance on questions about its politics and policies has been straightforward: It’s the Olympics, and we’re not talking about these things. That changed Thursday at the Beijing organizing committee’s last regularly scheduled daily news conference Thursday, three days before the end of the Games. The persistent...