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US lawmakers seek Xinjiang import ban over forced labor

Washington - US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on most imports from China's Xinjiang region, charging that goods produced by Uighur forced laborers were easily making their way into the United States.

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Istanbul - The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.

China ramps up campaign to redefine 'human rights'

Bejing - China is ramping up a global campaign to promote its own vision of human rights, inviting the likes of North Korea and Syria to a forum on the topic and drafting other countries to back its policies at the UN.

China says it will continue 'training' Xinjiang people

Bejing - China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur population.

China warns US of a 'price' for Uighur bill

Bejing - China warned Wednesday that a "price must be paid" after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

Bejing - Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip.In a post that has now been seen 1.

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Bejing - Leaked government documents outlining the need to prevent escape, double lock doors and constantly monitor detainees in China's network of internment camps in Xinjiang refute Beijing's defence of "vocational education centres" in the region, experts sa...

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after massive document leak

Bejing - China on Monday vowed it would "never be soft" in its crackdown in Xinjiang, after a massive leak of government documents shed new light on the mass detention of Muslims in the far-west region.

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

Bejing - 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 ...

Uighur musician listed for China show year after disappearance

Bejing - A prominent Uighur musician who was rumoured to have disappeared into a re-education camp in China's northwest Xinjiang will perform in Shanghai next month, the event organiser said Monday.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state

China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group's identity in Xinjiang.

US curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur 'repression'

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials until Beijing ends its "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions.

US restricts visas to China officials over Uighur 'repression'

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials over "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions.

China blasts US blacklist over Xinjiang as 'groundless'

Bejing - China hit back at the United States on Tuesday over the blacklisting of 28 Chinese entities accused of being implicated in rights violations against mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, saying the claims are "groundless".

Arrests jump in China's Xinjiang amid crackdown

Bejing - The number of people arrested and imprisoned in China's Xinjiang skyrocketed in 2017, according to official data, as Beijing tightens its grip on the troubled region with surveillance and mass detentions.

Kazakhstan court frees anti-Beijing activist

Almaty - A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted.

Kazakhstan court frees renowned anti-Beijing activist

Almaty - A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted.

Chinese Uighur refugee fears deportation from Turkey

Istanbul - A Chinese Muslim refugee has told AFP he is terrified he may be sent back to China after being detained in a deportation centre near Istanbul for more than two months.

Uighurs challenge China to prove missing relatives are free

Bejing - China's claim that "most" inmates have been released from re-education camps in its Xinjiang region has been met with anger and scepticism by the Uighur diaspora which has launched a social media campaign challenging Beijing to prove it.

China says 'most' inmates in Xinjiang camps are out

Bejing - Chinese officials on Tuesday said "most" individuals held in re-education camps in its northwest Xinjiang region have left the centres and found jobs -- though they did not provide any figures.

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing's Xinjiang policies

Bejing - China on Monday thanked the United Arab Emirates for backing its security crackdown in Xinjiang, state media said, as President Xi Jinping played host to Abu Dhabi's crown prince.

Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leave

Sydney - Australia's government on Wednesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed a letter denouncing its treatment of the Muslim minority.

As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists

Kashgar - From the expansive dunes of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan, Chinese authorities are selling troubled Xinjiang as a tourist idyll, welcoming travellers even as they send locals to internment camps.

Erdogan says people live happily in Xinjiang: Chinese state media

Bejing - Chinese state media have said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told President Xi Jinping that ethnic minorities live happily in Xinjiang, in what would be a stark reversal of Ankara's past criticism of Beijing's crackdown in the region.

Malaysian minister criticised for Uighur camp visit

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's religious affairs minister came under fire Monday for describing a camp in China where ethnic Uighurs are held as a "vocational and training institution" during a visit.

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang

Kashgar - The three men were so busy staging a fake car crash they failed to notice the very people they were trying to block: foreign journalists heading towards one of China's notorious internment camps.

Belgium says will work toward giving visas to Uighur family in China

Bejing - Belgium says it is working toward providing visas to a Uighur family that went missing after being escorted out of its embassy in Beijing last month under murky circumstances.

Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang

Hotan - The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China's restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building have been erased.

US praises Kazakhstan over Uighur rights

Washington - The United States on Thursday praised Kazakhstan for not turning back Uighurs fleeing neighboring China, which has rounded up an estimated one million people from the mostly Muslim ethnic group.
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