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China's Press Tactics Are 'Unprecedented' and 'Terrifying'

Reporters Without Borders report details journalist arrests, surveillance

(Newser) - China is committing an "unprecedented campaign of repression" against journalists, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders. The report finds at least 127 journalists are detained in the country—including 71 Uighurs—making China "the world's biggest captor of journalists." The journalism advocacy group...

We're Just 100 Days Away From Another Olympics

'Muted' celebrations mark 100 days to Winter Olympics in Beijing amid travel restrictions

(Newser) - In 100 days, Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics, which CNN reports is "a major point of pride for China." But the marathon relay and musical performances that marked the 100-day countdown to Beijing's 2008 Summer Olympics were missing...

Woman Claims She Was Held in Chinese 'Black Site' in Dubai

China, Dubai dispute her allegations

(Newser) - A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uighurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called "black site" beyond its borders. The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was...

US Move May Further Fray Relations With China

White House sanctions officials in Beijing over Uighurs

(Newser) - The US, the European Union, Britain, and Canada launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China on Monday over what they call human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region, per the AP . "Amid growing international condemnation, the [People's Republic of China] continues to commit genocide and...

Open Letter Asks Governments to Boycott 2022 Olympics

180 groups call for boycott over human rights abuses

(Newser) - A coalition of 180 rights group on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year's Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China, reports the AP . The games are to open in one year, on Feb. 4, 2022, and are set to go...

Pompeo: Multiculturalism Is Anti-American

Outgoing secretary of state's tweet doesn't go over well with some diplomats

(Newser) - Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made headlines for two pronouncements on Tuesday, one about foreign policy and the other about American values:
  • China: Pompeo lashed out anew at China on Tuesday by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang region constitute "crimes
...

In New Disney Film, Controversy Is in the Credits
Criticism Mounts
of Disney's Mulan
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Criticism Mounts of Disney's Mulan

Credits thank China for allowing it to be filmed in areas where human rights abuses are alleged

(Newser) - Disney's new Mulan, a live-action remake of the animated original, is now streaming on Disney Plus, but the film is once again courting controversy. Much of it sprang up over the weekend when critics on social media noted that the film's credits thank the Chinese government for allowing...

Rubio Responds to Getting Sanctioned by China

'I guess they don't like me?" tweets senator

(Newser) - Last week, the US sanctioned three Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the region of Xinjiang. On Monday, China retaliated with sanctions of its own against four US officials—Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Rep. Chris Smith, and Sam Brownback, who is the US ambassador...

Pompeo Accuses China of Human Rights Abuses

US sanctions 3 Chinese officials over treatment of Uighurs, other minorities

(Newser) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, per the AP . The decision to bar these senior officials and their families from entering the US is the latest of a series of...

Weaves Suspected to Be Made From Human Hair in Prison Camps Seized

Federal authorities in New York announce seizure of shipment from China

(Newser) - Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. US Customs and Border Protection officials told the AP that 13 tons of hair products worth an...

In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'
In China, a 'Slow, Painful,
Creeping Genocide'
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In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'

AP report: Country is systematically forcing birth control on Uighurs to cut down Muslim population

(Newser) - The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about...

He Blasted China for Treatment of Muslims. China Reacted

Country yanks soccer game of Arsenal team after star player Mesut Ozil offered his take on Uighurs

(Newser) - On Friday, one of the English Premier League's star players criticized China for its incarceration of Uighur ethnic-minority Muslims , and on Sunday, that player saw his team's game get yanked from Chinese broadcasts. As the weekend approached, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a Muslim of Turkish heritage, tweeted against...

Battle Over Muslim TikTok Video Goes Full Media
Teen Posts About 'Another
Holocaust,' Gets Banned
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Teen Posts About 'Another Holocaust,' Gets Banned

Feroza Aziz talked about more than beauty in TikTok video

(Newser) - TikTok's decision to ban a US teenager and suddenly reverse course didn't pass unnoticed on Thanksgiving Day. "TikTok is trying to cover up this whole mess," Feroza Aziz, 17, tells the Washington Post . "I won't let them get away with this." It all...

Secret Documents Blow Lid Off Hidden China Policy

Beijing is detaining ethnic minorities 'before they commit a crime'

(Newser) - The watch towers, double-locked doors, and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there "to prevent escapes." Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores...

Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a 'Racist Disgrace'

He brought up US race relations in defense of Xinjiang policy

(Newser) - Former national security adviser Susan Rice called a Chinese diplomat a "racist disgrace" after he brought up race relations in Washington, DC, while defending China's detention of an estimated 1 million Muslims in Xinjiang province. In a now-deleted tweet, Zhao Lijian said: "If you’re in Washington...

US May Make Rare Move Against China
US May Make
Rare Move
Against China

US May Make Rare Move Against China

White House considers penalties over human rights issue, the treatment of Uighur Muslims

(Newser) - President Trump has been quick to go after China on trade issues , but the New York Times reports his administration is poised to penalize Beijing on a human rights issue for perhaps the first time. The administration is considering sanctions in response to China's crackdown on minority Muslims, specifically...

Scholar's Vanishing Points to 1M Held in 'Secret Camps'

Rahile Dawut disappeared in China 8 months ago

(Newser) - Rahile Dawut hasn't been seen for eight months—and some are calling it proof of China's intensifying crackdown on the Uighur ethnic minority, the New York Times reports. A 52-year-old academic, Dawut wrote and lectured across the country about Uighur folklore, shrines, and music, and even received official...

Mass Disappearances Are Happening in China

Rights groups say thousands of Uighurs have vanished

(Newser) - Thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of people in China's far west have been spirited away without trial into secretive detention camps for alleged political crimes that range from having extremist thoughts to merely traveling or studying abroad, rights groups and academics estimate. The mass disappearances, beginning the past year,...

China Issues Guilty Verdicts in Packed Stadium

Government makes a show of force on terrorism charges

(Newser) - A Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism, and murder, all the more notable because it happened in a stadium filled with 7,000 people. The public event was a show of force in Xinjiang after 43 people were killed last week in an...

'Serious Violent Terrorist Incident' Strikes China

31 dead as bomb-laden SUVs plow through market

(Newser) - Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives on a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang today, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90, local officials say. The attack in the city of Urumqi was the bloodiest in a series of...

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