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Australian University wants ‘unethical’ facial recognition study of Uyghur minority group be retracted

An Australian university is calling for a controversial facial recognition study by an ex-faculty member to be retracted by its publisher. The research, which was co-funded by China, used facial recognition software to identify members of the Uyghur minority group. But Curtin University said the study breached ethics guidelines, with the subjects not giving informed […]

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China expands capacity to store and launch nuclear missiles, US scientists say

China is expanding its capacity to store and launch nuclear missiles, US scientists say. Satellite images from Xinjiang province in the west of the country suggest it is building a nuclear missile silo field, a report from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) says. US defence officials have expressed concern about China’s nuclear build-up. It […]

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China accuses several western clothing brands of selling goods that are harmful to children

China has accused several Western clothing brands of selling goods that could be harmful to children. A warning notice on the country’s customs administration website listed 81 items imported by companies including Nike, H&M and Zara. In March, China targeted foreign clothes retailers as an international backlash grows over claims of abuses in the cotton-growing […]

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Nancy Pelosi calls Biden, other world leaders to boycott Beijing 2022 Olympics

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, criticizing China for human rights abuses and saying global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US lawmakers have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, and have lashed […]

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Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province forced to make solar panels, report claims

China is using forced labour from Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province for the production of solar panels, a new investigation has found. China Xinjiang province produces about 45% of the world’s supply of a key component, polysilicon, the research by the UK’s Sheffield Hallam University says. The report says the material is obtained under a […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]

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China: Rescue crews race time to free 21 miners trapped in flooded coal mine

Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing a local emergency department. A part of the mine flooded leading to power outages just after 6:00pm local time Saturday when 29 miners were working at […]

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China: Pack of wolves eat pet dog after owner drops pup in their enclosure

A pack of wolves ate a pet dog when its owner dropped the pup in their enclosure in a Chinese zoo. The dreadful incident took place in the Wild Wolf Valley, near the city of Changi in northern Xinjiang on April 5 when a person, accompanied with his pet pooch, was watching the wolves from […]

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China releases musical film depicting lives of happy Uighur Muslims amid allegations of human rights violations

China released a propaganda film depicting the lives of Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang province amid allegations of mistreatment and human rights violations. China launched a musical fashioned in the style of the Oscar-nominated Hollywood film ‘La La Land’. The musical titled ‘Wings of Songs’. The film shows the lives of Uighur Muslims in China but, […]

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H&M, Nike face boycott in China over refusal to buy Xinjiang cotton

Swedish multinational clothing-retail company, H&M is facing a boycott in China over its refusal to use Xinjiang cotton amid allegations of forced labour of the Uighur minority. The Swedish retailer said last year it was “deeply concerned” by abuse reports there – a statement which resurfaced on social media, sparking outrage. Major e-commerce platforms have […]

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China’s Kashgar to mass test 4.7 million residents after reporting 138 new asymptomatic cases

China once again is mass testing an entire city for the coronavirus amid a regional outbreak in Xinjiang province. Around 4.7 million residents of Kashgar are being tested, with 138 asymptomatic cases found so far. China has been largely successful in bringing infection rates down, but there continue to be small outbreaks. Xinjiang is home […]

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United States imposes sanctions against Chinese officials for human right violations against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities

The Donald Trump administration has taken action against Chinese government officials for their involvement in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghur Muslims and other minority groups are suspected to have been detained and tortured. Those in the target list include Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary for the region. On Thursday, the […]