New York: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said China is restricting the basic civil and political freedoms – including in Hong Kong – in the name of national security.
Ottawa: Campaign for Uyghurs group has called Canada’s House of Commons move of adopting a non-binding motion calling on the Trudeau government to declare the actions of the Chinese authorities against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province a genocide as 'encouraging'.
The Biden administration says it will talk with the Morrison government about tackling China’s “human and labour rights abuses”, as the United States offered qualified support for a new Australian bill to ban imports from the Xinjiang region, reports The Guardian.
Beijing: Qelbinur Sidik, who was assigned the task of teaching at a Chinese government-run detention center in Xinjiang, has said she has witnessed 'horrific tragedy' in the centres.
Beijing: Solar companies in the US and Europe are seeking to exclude the Xinjiang region of China from their supply chains after reports emerged that polysilicon produced there is linked with forced labor of detained Uighur Muslim minorities, media reports said.
Beijing: Several solar companies have pledged to oppose forced labor in their supply chains as concern over the sector's reliance on China’s Xinjiang region has been raised in recent times.
London: An amendment to a British trade law that would potentially block future trade deals with China over alleged genocide in the Xinjiang region has cleared a key legislative hurdle, reports South China Morning Post.
London: An investigative report published by BBC has revealed that women in China's "re-education" camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured.
Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said China poses the most significant challenge to the nation than any other country.
Vancouver: A Vancouver-based gold mining company has rejected claims that it used forced labour in its open-pit mine in China’s Xinjiang region.
Beijing: One county in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is no more offering Uyghur language to instruct students, adding one more episode of persecution by the authority on the minor population, media reports said.
Washington: US solar companies are heavily dependent on materials produced in Xinjiang region of China where forced labour and re-education camps have become a major issue of concern for the global human rights activists.
Trying to keep all developments in the region under tight restriction, China is allegedly calling all independent coverage in the Xinjiang region as 'fake news'.
Causing major embarrassment to China, multinational retailer M&S has become one of the first companies to formally sign the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit the Uyghur Region.
Beijing: Chinese technology brand Huawei has decided to backtrack a patent application it filed for a facial recognition system intended to identify Uyghurs from other Chinese ethnicities, media reports said on Saturday.