China hails Xinjiang jobs success as criticism mounts

Asia Pacific Sep 17, 2020

China hails Xinjiang jobs success as criticism mounts

China lauded the success of its vocational and jobs programs in the troubled Xinjiang region on Thursday, just days after the U.S. government said they were being operated from facilities run like "concentration camps." Beijing has come under intense international criticism over its policies in ...

U.S. lawmakers press Disney chief about Xinjiang links to ‘Mulan’

Film Sep 12, 2020

U.S. lawmakers press Disney chief about Xinjiang links to ‘Mulan’

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have asked Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek to explain the company’s contacts with "security and propaganda authorities” in the Xinjiang region of China during production of the live-action version of "Mulan.” After it was learned that ...

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Winter Olympics out of China

Olympics Sep 10, 2020

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Winter Olympics out of China

China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move ...

'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 ...