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Calls grow at UN for unobstructed access to China’s Xinjiang region

Washington: There has been a growing call from Western nations and  human rights groups to allow the U.N. human rights chief unobstructed access to the Xinjiang region to investigate the situation of ethnic  Uyghur Muslims  and other Turkic Muslim minorities.

Australian think tank claims China is using coercive measures in Xinjiang to drive down Uyghur birth rates

Beijing: China is following a coercive campaign in the Xinjiang region of the country which is believed to have led to a sharp decline in the number of Uyghur Muslims, claims an Australia think tank group.

Japan witnessing surge in Chinese refugees

Beijing: Japan has witnessed a surge in refugees and a large section of them are from China, media reports said.Nearly one-quarter of the foreign nationals granted refugee status by Japan in 2020 were Chinese, a record high despite the dramatic decline in people arriving from China on tourist visas last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, reports South China Morning Post.

China targets G7 for slamming Beijing over numerous issues like Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Beijing: China recently targeted G7 leaders for commenting on Beijing on several issues including Xinjiang.

Chinese govt committing crimes against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, says Human Rights Watch

Beijing: The Chinese government is committing crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Twenty-one miners trapped underground in China's Xinjiang after mine floods: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: A flood at a coal mine in China’s Xinjiang region has trapped 21 miners at the depth of about 1.2 kilometers (0.7 miles) underground, media reported.

21 miners trapped underground in China's Xinjiang after mine floods: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: A flood at a coal mine in China’s Xinjiang region has trapped 21 miners at the depth of about 1.2 kilometers (0.7 miles) underground, media reported.

Pakistan still continues cotton trade with China's controversial Xinjiang region

Islamabad: Pakistan is still continuing cotton trade with China, especially from the controversial Xinjiang region of the country.

US wishes to discuss boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics with allies, partners

Washington/Sputnik: The US government plans to discuss with its allies and partners jointly boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday.

Xinjiang conflict: China trying to promote Mandarin language

Beijing: Chinese authorities are trying to promote Mandarin-language education and to sinicise Islam in Xinjiang region of the country, media reports said.

Xinjiang connection: Finnish wood pulp giant Stora Enso decides to leave viscose market

Helsinki:  Finnish forestry products company Stora Enso has said it will “divest” from making the raw ingredient needed to produce wood-based viscose rayon fibre after a link between the company and Xinjiang region of China was unveiled, media reports said.

Xinjiang sanctions: China imposes restrictions on 9 UK citizens

Beijing: The Chinese government has imposed sanctions against UK citizens  in response to London's sanctions on Beijing  over the issue of alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang region.

Finnish Foreign Ministry summons Chinese Ambassador over Xinjiang, EU sanctions

Helsinki/Sputnik: Chinese Ambassador to Helsinki Chen Li was summoned to the Finnish Foreign Ministry over Xinjiang situation and Beijing's decision to impose sanctions against several European officials and entities, the Chinese Embassy in Finland reported on Friday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says US to hold China accountable for human rights abuses

Washington: US Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently slammed China and said Washington will hold Beijing accountable for human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang as well as against people in Tibet and Hong Kong.

US to hold China accountable for alleged human rights violations: Pelosi

Washington/Sputnik: The United States will hold China accountable for human rights violations against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, but also against people in Tibet and Hong Kong, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday.