'Mulan' movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang

Film Sep 8, 2020

'Mulan' movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang

Disney's live-action "Mulan" remake is facing fresh boycott calls after it emerged some of the blockbuster's scenes were filmed in China's Xinjiang region, where widespread rights abuses against the region's Muslim population have been widely documented. The lavish $200 million film about a legendary female ...

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2020

U.K. says China committing 'gross' abuses against Uighurs

Britain on Sunday accused Beijing of "gross, egregious human rights abuses" over its "deeply troubling" treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in China's western Xinjiang region. Rights groups and experts estimate that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking minorities have been rounded ...

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, ...