Local Statement by the Delegation of the European Union on International Human Rights Day

Delegation of the European Union to China, 8 December 2017

On 10 December the international community marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration, which all UN members including China have agreed to uphold, states that each and every one of us has the right to freedom of thought, freedom of religion and belief, freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

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EEAS Press Release: Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and China

EEAS Press Team, 23 June 2016

EEAS Press Team — The 35th round of the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue was held in Brussels on 22-23 June.

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Ethnic Mongolian Herders Protest Lack of Compensation For Grazing Ban

Radio Free Asia, 27 March 2017

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By Qiao Long — Hundreds of ethnic Mongolian herders in Inner Mongolia’s Heshigten banner have protested repeatedly in recent days over the nonpayment of subsidies after they were persuaded to stop grazing their animals as part of a regionwide ecological strategy.

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China deploys aircraft, combat helicopters in anti-terror drill in Xinjiang province

The Hindustan Times, 2 March 2017

By Sutirtho Patranobis — China deployed multiple aircraft including combat helicopters in a counter-terror drill in its restive northwestern region of Xinjiang this week.

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Remembering the Ghulja Incident: 20th Anniversary of ‘Uyghur Tiananmen’ Passes With Little Notice

The Diplomat, 1 March 2017

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By Peter Irwin — February 5, 1997, remains one of the most unforgettable days of commemoration for the Uyghur people. This year, the 20th anniversary of violently suppressed demonstrations in Ghulja, Xinjiang, reminds us of the raw and unimaginable power of the Chinese government.

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‘Striking hard’ with ‘thunderous power’: Beijing’s show of force in Xinjiang

The Interpreter, 24 February 2017

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By Michael Clarke — Last weekend Chinese authorities conducted mass parades of thousands of security personnel and military equipment in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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The Ghulja Massacre 20 Years On: Uyghurs Still Facing Unprecedented Levels of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
3 February 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre in which hundreds of peaceful Uyghur protesters were killed by Chinese state security forces. The date remains a potent reminder of the continued and unrelenting power of the state to suppress all forms of dissent across the country and in East Turkestan in particular.

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Tibetan protesters arrested during Chinese leader’s visit to Switzerland (VIDEO)

RT, 17 January 2017

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Russia Today — Swiss Police have detained 32 pro-Tibet activists, including one man trying to set himself on fire, protesting against a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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