UK to challenge China at UN meeting for Xinjiang access

UK foreign secretary will say UN needs ‘urgent and unfettered’ access to a region where some one million Uighurs are thought to have been held. The United Kingdom will call on Monday for the United Nations to be given “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the far western Chinese […]

US reintroduces bill to ban forced-labour products from Xinjiang

The bill allows the United States to take action against goods produced with forced labour and will allow President Joe Biden’s administration to sanction traffickers of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. The United States House of Representatives on Thursday reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless it is certified […]

Twitter locks account of China’s US embassy for post on Xinjiang

Social media giant says embassy post declaring that Uighur women were ‘no longer baby making machines’ dehumanises minority group. Twitter has locked the account of China’s embassy in the United States for a social media post that defended China’s policies towards Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, which the platform said violated the firm’s policy […]

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims

China has possibly committed “genocide” in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, a bipartisan commission of the United States Congress has said in a new report. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said on Thursday that new evidence had emerged in the past year that “crimes against […]

US bans all cotton, tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region

United States Customs and Border Protection alleges the goods are made with forced labour from detained Uighur Muslims. The United States is imposing a region-wide ban on all cotton and tomato products from China’s western Xinjiang region over allegations that they are made with forced labour from detained Uighur Muslims, US Customs and Border Protection […]

China uses big data to select Muslims for arrest in Xinjiang: HRW

A big-data program in China’s Xinjiang “arbitrarily selects” Muslims for detention, flagging behaviour such as wearing a veil, studying the Quran or going on the Hajj pilgrimage as reasons for arrest, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a new report on Wednesday, the rights group said it analysed a leaked list of more than […]

Uighurs forced to eat pork as China expands Xinjiang pig farms

It has been more than two years since Sayragul Sautbay was released from a re-education camp in China’s westernmost region of Xinjiang. Yet the mother of two still suffers from nightmares and flashbacks from the “humiliation and violence” she endured while she was detained. Sautbay, a medical doctor and educator who now lives in Sweden, […]

Disney’s Mulan faces backlash, boycott for filming in Xinjiang

The Walt Disney film, Mulan, is facing renewed calls for a boycott after authorities in China’s westernmost region of Xinjiang, where some one million Muslim Uighurs are being held in camps, were named in the movie’s closing credits. The live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated film of the same title is on livestreaming platforms in […]