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XINJIANG NEWS

US set to blacklist more than 10 Chinese companies over Xinjiang

July 09, 2021 3:52 pm

China dismisses accusations of genocide and forced labor in Xinjiang and says its policies are necessary to stamp out separatists and religious extremists who plotted attacks and stirred up tension between mostly Muslim ethnic Uyghurs and Han, China's largest ethnic group.

U.N. rights chief seeks Xinjiang visit this year, says Hong Kong trials key test

June 21, 2021 11:00 pm

Beijing denies the accusations and describes the camps as vocational training facilities to combat religious extremism.

Taiwan says will be 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 support

June 14, 2021 8:24 am

The G7 leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: Report

May 13, 2021 3:56 pm

Birth rates in largely minority counties fell 43.7% between 2017 and 2018 alone, with over 160,000 fewer babies born. That compares to a slight increase in births in counties populated mostly by China's Han majority.

US Embassy message sparks online anger in China

May 06, 2021 11:49 am

The message sent out on Chinese social media said applications were being accepted for study at American universities and those wishing to go should "jump at the chance like little puppies".

China: 21 miners trapped in flooded Xinjiang mine

April 11, 2021 9:37 pm

Rescuers are trying to pump water out of the flooded mine shaft while piping air to the trapped workers.

Chinese apps join celebs in backlash against Western fashion brands over Xinjiang

March 27, 2021 10:40 am

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.

China targets UK lawmakers, others in response to Xinjiang sanctions

March 26, 2021 5:27 pm

China targets UK officials in response to Xinjiang sanctions

Xi’s red line on China human rights makes companies like H&M, Nike, Uniqlo pick sides

March 26, 2021 3:19 pm

China this week has pushed a campaign to boycott Western retailers after the U.S., U.K., Canada and the European Union imposed sanctions over human-rights abuses against ethnic minority Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Looming China extradition deal worries Uighurs in Turkey

March 08, 2021 9:25 pm

Beijing approved an extradition treaty between the two nations in December and with the deal awaiting ratification by Ankara's parliament, activists among some 40,000 Uighurs living in Turkey have stepped up efforts to highlight their plight.