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XINJIANG NEWS

China furious with global outcry over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

October 09, 2020 8:00 pm

China's ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun, responded with an irate statement, saying the accusations were "groundless" and that his country "opposes interference in internal affairs."

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

September 25, 2020 5:21 pm

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday dismissed the report as "pure disinformation and slander", saying the Australian Strategic Policy institute had "no academic credibility."

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

September 25, 2020 9:18 am

The report builds on evidence that China has made a policy shift from detaining Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in makeshift public buildings to constructing permanent mass detention facilities.

US lawmakers question Disney CEO over ‘Mulan’ connection with Xinjiang authorities

September 12, 2020 9:23 pm

Disney’s ‘Mulan' faced a fresh wave of criticism after several government authorities in the Xinjiang region — where over a million Muslim Uighurs are being held in internment camps — were named in the film’s credits.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ faces criticism for thanking China's Xinjiang authorities in credits

September 09, 2020 7:44 pm

Disney’s ‘Mulan’, which released last week, sparked widespread outrage after it extended a “special thanks” to Xinjiang’s top government bodies, which have been accused of detaining millions of Uighur Muslims and other Turkic minorities.

China's top diplomat dismisses European rights concerns

August 31, 2020 9:04 am

Asked about Hong Kong’s security law, Wang said, “We certainly couldn’t sit idly by and let the chaos go on, so we enacted a law maintaining national security that specifically suited Hong Kong’s situation.”

Muslim detention camps are like ‘boarding schools,’ Chinese official says

March 13, 2019 11:52 am

“Some voices internationally have said Xinjiang has concentration camps or re-education camps. These claims are pure lies,” Shohrat Zakir said.

China's Uighur Muslims struggle under 'police state'

July 13, 2017 4:21 pm

This year, an eerie silence hung over the plaza outside the imposing prayer hall as devotees gathered to mark the end of a month of fasting, the lowest turnout in a generation according to residents. "This is not a good place for religion," said one trader.

China bans Muslim names like 'Saddam', 'Jihad' for newborns in restive Xinjiang

April 25, 2017 4:29 pm

On April 1, the authorities in Xinjiang had also imposed new rules banning "abnormal" beards or a full veil

Chinese govt releases white paper defending crackdown against Islamic militants in Xinjiang

June 02, 2016 2:53 pm

The white paper calls the crackdown as justified as it serves the fundamental interests of the people