U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

Asia Pacific Jul 10, 2020

U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official yet targeted over alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority, a move likely to further ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. Washington blacklisted Xinjiang region's Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, ...

Trump to sign bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Asia Pacific Jun 9, 2020

Trump to sign bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppressing Uighur Muslims, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday without offering a time frame for the signing. The bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Asia Pacific Mar 2, 2020

Think tank says Uighurs forced to labor for global brands in China

Tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs were moved to work in conditions suggestive of "forced labor" in factories across China supplying 83 global brands, and Australian think tank said in a new report. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) report, citing government documents and local ...

Don't label all Uighurs terrorists, Turkey tells China

World Feb 17, 2020

Don't label all Uighurs terrorists, Turkey tells China

Turkey's foreign minister on Sunday said China should not label all Muslim ethnic Uighurs as terrorists, following talks with his Chinese counterpart in Germany. U.N. experts believe China is holding a million Muslims in camps in the western Xinjiang region where most of the country's ...