Sunday, May 28, 2023

Xinjiang

As Xi visits Saudi Arabia, Uyghurs flags genocide

More than 50 Uyghur groups have urged heads of states and leaders of international organisations meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in Saudi Arabia to condemn China’s atrocity crimes against the Uyghurs and end the genocide in...

10 killed in fire at apartment under COVID lockdown in Xinjiang

At least 10 people were killed and nine injured in a fire at a high-rise residential building reportedly under coronavirus lockdown restrictions in China’s Xinjiang province, officials said on Friday, days after another major blaze left 38 people dead...

Human rights of people of Xinjiang should be respected: India

For the first time, India on Friday clearly commented on the situation in China’s Xinjiang and said rights of people of the autonomous region should be “respected and guaranteed”.The remarks by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came a...

US slams China on human rights violations in Xinjiang

Slamming China for its continued violation of human rights of minority communities in Xinjiang, Tibet and elsewhere in the country, the US has vowed to work closely with its partners and the international community to hold Beijing accountable for...

China slams damning UN rights report on Xinjiang as ‘illegal’

Taken by surprise over the release of UN Human Rights assessment accusing China of “serious human rights violations” against Uygur Muslims in the restive Xinjiang province, Beijing on Thursday denounced it as a US-orchestrated report to contain it and...

US ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region to take effect

Washington: Imports from China's Xinjiang region are due to be banned in the US from Tuesday as new rules come into forced. Under the the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), firms will have to prove imports from the region...

Fake Twitter accs spread Chinese propaganda

A US-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...

Beijing torchbearer’s ethnicity not a factor: IOC

A cross country skier born in Xinjiang, who was one of the two final torchbearers at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, was not picked because of where she comes from, the International Olympic Committee said...