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Jan 19 2021
With less than 24 hours left in office, the Trump administration on Tuesday declared that China’s violent repression against its Uighur population constituted a genocide, following widespread condemnation of the Chinese government’s campaign of mass internment, forced labor, forced sterilization, and other human rights violations against more than 1 million Muslim minorities.
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Dec 31 2020
A number of companies and brands have been linked to labor forced on Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government, according to multiple reports.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Apple supplier Lens Technology uses Uighur workers in its factories, according to documents obtained by the Tech Transparency Project. These workers were transferred from labor camps in the Xinjiang regionThe Daily Caller
Dec 17 2021
The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would ban the import of goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor.
The bill, formally known as The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, is expected to be signed by President Biden in the coming days. The legislation marks the White House's latest pushback against China'sWashington Times New York Times (News) BBC News
Jun 18 2020
The Chinese government has promised retaliation against the United States after President Donald Trump approved sanctioning China over the country's so-called "re-education" camps for Uighur Muslims. This comes after former Trump national security advisor John Bolton claimed in a forthcoming book that the president considered the Uighur "concentration" camps a good idea. The sanctions areAl Jazeera Reuters New York Post (News)
Jan 23 2021
In one of the final acts of the Trump administration, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that China’s policies against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region constitute a genocide.
A State Department press release condemned the Chinese government and its ruling Chinese Communist Party for restrictions on religious freedom, arbitraryThe Daily Caller
Nov 03 2020
Congress is investigating new allegations the United Nations fed the names of Chinese dissidents to the Communist Party, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Emma Reilly, a human-rights lawyer and former U.N. official, alleged in a Sunday interview that the U.N. handed over the names of Uighur dissidents to Communist Party officials, potentially endangering the dissidents and theirWashington Free Beacon
Jul 13 2020
China on Monday announced sanctions against a number of U.S. officials, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for legislation intended to punish senior Chinese officials over Beijing's alleged treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, according to multiple reports.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the sanctions against the U.S. officialsFox News (Online News)
Jun 18 2020
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for the repression of Uighur Muslims in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the White House said in a statement.
The bill, which passed the US Congress with only a single 'no' vote, was intended to send China a strong message on human rights by mandating sanctions against thoseAl Jazeera
Jun 18 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention.
The bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, was intended to send China a strongReuters
Feb 17 2020
Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor.
But as a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer’s native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderlyAssociated Press