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 ...

China says Arsenal's Ozil was 'deceived by fake news'

Asia Pacific Dec 16, 2019

China says Arsenal's Ozil was 'deceived by fake news'

China accused Mesut Ozil Monday of being "deceived by fake news" and said he should visit Xinjiang to see for himself after the Arsenal soccer player decried the treatment of the region's Uighur minority. Ozil, a German national of Turkish origin, condemned China's crackdown on ...

China hints U.S. blacklist imminent in threat to trade talks

Asia Pacific Dec 3, 2019

China hints U.S. blacklist imminent in threat to trade talks

Chinese state media said Tuesday that the government will soon publish a list of "unreliable entities" that could lead to sanctions against U.S. companies, signaling trade talks between the two nations are increasingly under threat from disputes over human rights in Hong Kong and ...