Xinjiang

Australian Think Tank Finds 380 Detention Camps in Xinjiang

CANBERRA, Australia—China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite…

China has 380 Xinjiang detention centers: report

China’s network of detention centers in the northwest Xinjiang region is much bigger than previously thought and has been expanded in recent years, according to research presented by an Australian think tank Thursday. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute said it had identified more than 380…

China decries US ‘lie’ over Xinjiang imports ban

Beijing hit back Wednesday at a US move to ban imports from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region over claims of forced labor, bemoaning a “fabricated lie” it says is intended to hurt Chinese business. The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of…

The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…

When ‘WeChat,’ the CCP Listens 

Commentary Disney’s remake of “Mulan” drew waves of criticism for filming near the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) mass internment camps for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west. There, under increasing surveillance and repression, the predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic minority struggles to…

China Rebrands Uyghur Slave Labor as ‘Facilitation of Employment’

The Communist Party of China published a “white paper” on Thursday in defense of what are believed to be over 1,000 concentration camps for Turkic Muslims in far-west Xinjiang province, asserting that the camps are for “vocational training” and have allowed for the “facilitation of…

The moral case for China to fight a war

War sounds nearer for China while its contours remain rather foggy. But Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, a popular newspaper associated with the Communist Party organ the People’s Daily, recently broached the possibility of a real war. “Chinese people don’t want war,…

China Calls U.S. Ban on Uyghur Slave-Picked Cotton ‘Naked Act of Bullying’

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried the U.S.-enacted limits on importing cotton, apparel, hair products, and other goods from companies reasonably believed to be engaging in slave labor in China, calling the sanctions a “naked act of bullying.” 0…

How Xinjiang is holding back an EU-China deal

A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video summit. From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The Chinese billed it…

China, India fire fueled by Pakistan Belt and Road

PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s army and Chinese companies are in big business lockstep in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a US$87 billion plan to build ports, roads, railways and power plants to facilitate trade, spur growth and consolidate power over geopolitically contested lands. The scheme, designed…

Desperate Cry From China’s Xinjiang Region Amid Strict Lockdown (1)

The same tragic story that happened in Wuhan six months ago is now occurring again in the Xinjiang region, as thousands of residents in high rise buildings shouted and screamed into the night in despair. Xinjiang’s capital city Urumqi has been under strict lockdown for…

Over 300 Civil Groups Seek International Probe of China’s Human Rights Abuses

A coalition of more than 300 rights groups are calling for the United Nations to create a “monitoring mechanism” to hold the Chinese regime accountable for human rights abuses in the country and abroad. 321 groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Service…

China: Uyghur Doctor Says She Killed Infants, Tore Wombs out of Women

An unnamed Uyghur woman who claims to have worked as a gynecologist in Xinjiang, the Chinese province that Uyghur people are native to, told the U.K.’s ITV News in an interview broadcast Wednesday that she personally sterilized women, forced them to abort children, killed infants,…

Desperate Cry from China’s Xinjiang Region Amid Strict Lockdown

The same tragic story that happened in Wuhan six months ago is now occurring again in the Xinjiang region, as thousands of residents in high rise buildings shouted and screamed into the night in despair. Xinjiang’s capital city Urumqi has been under strict lockdown for…

Report: China Handcuffing Xinjiang’s Uyghurs to Buildings During Virus Lockdown

Communist Party authorities have ordered residents in Urumqi, the capital of China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, to stay inside of their homes for weeks as part of a severe lockdown allegedly to contain a local coronavirus outbreak. Police have reportedly handcuffed some residents to buildings for…

Uyghur Doctor Accuses Chinese Hospitals of Forced Abortions in Xinjiang

A Uyghur obstetrician named Hasiyet Abdulla told Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Monday that hospitals in China’s Xinjiang province were “forced to abort and kill babies born in excess of family planning limits or who were in utero less than three years after the mother’s…

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