EU Proposes Ban On Goods Made With Forced Labor

Driven by concerns about human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang province, the European Commission on Wednesday proposed a ban on all goods made using forced labor goods from the EU market. The proposal aims to “effectively prohibit” all products for which forced labor has been used at “any stage of their production, manufacture, harvest and … Read more

Taiwanese independence advocates will be ‘punished’, says Chinese ambassador 

China’s ambassador to Australia has warned that Taiwanese people advocating full independence from the mainland will be “punished” according to Chinese law, speaking in an interview with the ABC’s 7.30 program. Key points: Ambassador Xiao Qian says there is “nothing true” in a UN report which accuses China of serious violations of human rights in … Read more

UN report on Xinjiang abuses leaves no room for plausible deniability

The Chinese regime’s treatment of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in the province of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long-awaited report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It describes the “credible” allegations of torture, including rape and sexual violence, discrimination, mass detention, forced labor and … Read more

Bombshell UN Xinjiang report lists litany of rights abuses

The United Nations released a bombshell report into serious human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region late Wednesday, saying torture allegations were credible and citing possible crimes against humanity. The report, in the making for around a year, was released in Geneva at 11:47 pm (2147 GMT) on Wednesday — just 13 minutes before Michelle … Read more

Uyghur Australian Sadam Abdusalam opens up about freeing wife and child from China’s Xinjiang and welcoming new baby

Sadam can’t wait for the moment his new baby takes his first steps. It was something the Adelaide man missed the first time around — when his first-born son Lutfi started walking, it was thousands of kilometers away, in Xinjiang, north-west China. For years, Beijing’s policies against Uyghur Muslims kept Sadam, who migrated to Australia … Read more

Forced labour, possible ‘enslavement’ in China’s Xinjiang: UN expert

Minorities have been drafted into forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region in sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, a report by an independent UN expert has concluded, in what it said could amount to “enslavement as a crime against humanity”. Beijing has been accused of detaining over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in … Read more

US ‘concerned’ after UN human rights chief visits China

The UN rights envoy says her contentious visit to China was ‘not an investigation’ The United States expressed concern on Saturday over China’s “efforts to restrict and manipulate” the UN human rights chief’s visit to the Xinjiang region where Beijing is accused of detaining over a million people in indoctrination camps. Michelle Bachelet’s long-planned trip … Read more

Chinese camp guards told to shoot escaping Uyghurs: Reports

Beijing [China]May 26 (ANI): After leaked documents revealed the cruel reality behind Beijing’s so-called “reeducation centers” in Xinjiang region, several reports are emerging that Chinese snipers were ordered to shoot Uyghur Muslims attempting to escape detention camps in Xinjiang. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that files were published by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative … Read more

Xi speaks with UN rights chief as Xinjiang row rages

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video call with UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she visits Xinjiang during a mission overshadowed by fresh allegations of Uyghur abuses and fears she is being used as a public relations tool. China’s Communist Party is accused of detaining over one million Uyghurs and other Muslim … Read more

Uyghurs urge UN rights chief to ask hard questions in Xinjiang

Map of China’s north-western Xinjiang region showing suspected detention centers, according to satellite imagery analyzed by the Xinjiang Data Project of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Uyghurs have urged UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to avoid falling victim to a public relations stunt as her trip to China enters a delicate new phase on … Read more