Uyghurs

China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports, dismisses allegations of forced labour as lies

China denounced a U.S. law that restricts imports from Xinjiang as a violation of international law and dismissed complaints of abuses against Uyghur Muslim minorities as lies.

published on : 24th December 2021

As Winter Olympics open, Uyghurs set to take rights case to court

Additionally, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is expected to soon release a report on human rights in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China.

published on : 14th December 2021

Biden and Xi meet virtually as US-China chasm widens

Biden would have preferred to meet Xi in person, but the Chinese leader has not left his country since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 16th November 2021

Ignoring Beijing's human rights abuses becoming increasingly difficult for Berlin

Matthew Karnitschnig and Laurenz Gehrke, writing in Politico said that German business is getting queasy about China as Chinese leader Xi Jinping tightens the country's surveillance state.

published on : 29th October 2021

IOC VP: Chinese human rights not a concern before 2022 Games

Human rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others have been demanding individual countries and broadcasters boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

published on : 14th October 2021

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for Chinese vaccines

Chinese vaccines were bought by the IOC and also made available for delegations heading to the Tokyo Olympics from countries that had approved them for use.

published on : 17th September 2021

Xinjiang genocide conference on treatment of Uyghurs aims to increase pressure on China

The three-day conference at Newcastle University brings together dozens of speakers, including senior British judges and lawmakers, and is the first to gather so many experts on Xinjiang and genocide.

published on : 1st September 2021

China slams Olympic boycott call, 'politicization of sports'

"China firmly opposes the politicization of sports and the interference in other countries' internal affairs by using human rights issues as a pretext," its Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

published on : 9th July 2021

China targeting Uyghur families to silence activists abroad, claims rights group

According to WUC, Chinese authorities have intensified their targeting of Uyghurs abroad, threatening to detain or imprison their family members in East Turkistan if they do not stop speaking out.

published on : 8th July 2021

UK government urged to hold China 'to account' over Uyghurs

The atrocities being committed in Xinjiang represent an international crisis of profound urgency, making it unconscionable for any civilised government to look the other way, say lawmakers.

published on : 8th July 2021

Lawyers urge International Criminal Court to probe alleged crimes against Uyghurs

They say their dossier establishes “that Uyghurs have been targeted, rounded up, forcibly disappeared and deported from Tajikistan" back into China's western Xinjiang region "by Chinese operatives."

published on : 10th June 2021

UK 'people's tribunal' hears claims China abused Uyghurs 

Chairperson Geoffrey Nice said more than three dozen witnesses would make "grave" allegations against Chinese authorities during four days of hearings.

published on : 4th June 2021