UN rights envoy Michelle Bachelet defends controversial China visit

Michelle Bachelet's long-planned trip this week has taken her to the far-western region, where Beijing is accused of the detention of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

published on : 28th May 2022

China's Xinjiang crackdown under scrutiny ahead of UN rights chief visit

Hopes of a thorough investigation into rights abuses have given way to concern among rights advocates that the ruling Communist Party will use the visit to whitewash its alleged atrocities.

published on : 22nd May 2022

China's Foreign Minister says UN rights chief can visit Xinjiang but won't allow any probe

UN Human Rights Chief Bachelet has long sought access to the western Chinese region to investigate accusations of abuse against ethnic Uyghurs.

published on : 20th February 2022

Beijing Olympics get political with Taiwan, Uyghur questions

The persistent and polite refusal to answer questions about the country's most sensitive situations gave way to the usual state of affairs at news conferences with Chinese officials.

published on : 18th February 2022

Beijing Olympics: Chinese official declare 'One China' in response to questions on Taiwan, Xinjiang

It was only a matter of time before these topics burst at the seams. The run-up to the Games was overshadowed by a diplomatic boycott led by the United States.

published on : 17th February 2022

UN labour agency cites concerns about China's Xinjiang region

The report from an International Labour Organization tasked with helping countries uphold their own international commitments emphasized the labour rights aspect of China’s policies in Xinjiang.

published on : 11th February 2022

Opposed to 'unilateral actions' to resolve Kashmir issue: China After Xi-Imran Khan Meet

Khan called on President Xi on the last day of his four-day visit to China to discuss a host of issues including the slow pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

published on : 7th February 2022

Xi Jinping says China, Egypt hold 'similar visions and strategies'

Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sissi was one of at least four heads of state who met Xi after attending the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, seeking closer ties with China.

published on : 5th February 2022

Dinigeer Yilamujiang: Beijing Olympics puts young Uyghur athlete at centre of controversy

Yilamujiang, a 20-year-old cross-country skier, trained for years to fulfil every child's dream to star at the Olympics.

published on : 5th February 2022

What message did China send by choosing Uyghur torchbearer?

The selection of Dinigeer Yilamujiang for the supreme honor of being a final Olympic torchbearer at the ceremony that opened the Winter Games in Beijing on the night of Feb 4 was a huge surprise.

published on : 5th February 2022

In Beijing, Olympic ideals coexist with authoritarian rule

Olympic organizers have a long history with authoritarian rulers, from Adolf Hitler in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin to Vladimir Putin and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

published on : 5th February 2022

Activists urge athletes to speak out at Beijing Olympics

Human Rights Watch activists representing Chinese dissidents and the minority Uyghur and Tibetan populations urged international attendants to voice their opposition to China's hosting of the Games.

published on : 28th January 2022

Pakistan aiding Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: Report

Chinese authorities had included Pakistan on the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XAR) list of 26 blacklisted countries.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.

published on : 21st January 2022

China accused of  targeting Uyghurs living abroad

The international community has been actively raising their concerns regarding the "genocide" of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.

published on : 30th December 2021
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