Asia Pacific Jan 20, 2020

Strong M6.4 quake hits China's far west Xinjiang region

A strong earthquake struck China's far west Xinjiang region Sunday night, the government earthquake agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The China Earthquake Networks Center reported that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the region at 9:21 p.m. at a depth ...

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 ...

VW defends Xinjiang car plant after China internment camp cables

Business Nov 27, 2019

VW defends Xinjiang car plant after China internment camp cables

Volkswagen on Tuesday defended its car plant in Xinjiang, after leaked documents shed light on Chinese detention camps in the region holding over a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Volkswagen said in a statement it was "aware of the situation in the region" and ...

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

Asia Pacific Nov 17, 2019

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with "absolutely no mercy" against separatism and extremism, The New York Times reported ...