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 a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

Asia Pacific Jan 25, 2020

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy demonstrators. China has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. rights experts over what they ...

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 ...