March 02, 2021 01:45 (IST)
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Xinjiang-Hong Kong issue: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet accuses China of restricting civil rights

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.

Uyghurs praise Canadian parliament decision to declare China's treatment of the community genocide

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'.

US offers to support Australian move to tackle China's 'human rights abuses' in Xinjiang

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.

China: Teacher shares her 'horrific' experience of Uyghur detention camp

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.

Xinjiang forced labour: US and Europe are seeking to exclude the region from polysilicon supply chains

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.

China forced labour issue in Xinjiang: Solar companies now tracing supply chains

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.

Britain passes amendment to trade law which may block future trade deals with China

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.

Uighur women subjected to systematic rape in Xinjiang camps: Report

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.

US Secretary of State sees China as a 'significant challenge'

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said China poses the most significant challenge to the nation than any other country.

Canada-based miner claims China trying to steal Xinjiang gold mine

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.

China: Uyghur language removed as medium of instruction in Xinjiang

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.

Forced labour: US solar companies rely on materials from China's Xinjiang

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.

China is calling all independent coverage in Xinjiang as fake news: Report

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'.

Marks and Spencer signs Call to Action on human rights abuses on Uyghurs in China

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.

Chinese tech brand Huawei backtracks after filing for patent to identify Uyghur faces

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.