China has not won the heart of its minorities

China Policy Institute, 20 June 2017

By Claude Arpi — By Claude Arpi — On June 1, the Information Office of China’s State Council (Cabinet) published a White Paper (WP) entitled “Freedom of religious belief protected in Xinjiang.” These types of publications are part of regular exercises trying to provide a rosy picture to the world in areas where China faces serious issues; in this case, it is the restive province of Xinjiang.

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Beijing ramps up Xinjiang culture war during Ramadan

UCA News, 21 June 2017

UCA News — Alleged gross human rights abuses are piling up in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as the holy month of Ramadan continues amid disturbing crackdowns on minority Muslims by the Chinese government.

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Why the West treats China with kid gloves

Politicio, 21 June 2017

By Diego Torres —If you want to know why the European Union has shied from challenging China on its human rights record, look no further than what happened the last time a European country crossed Beijing.

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In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

The New York Times, 19 July 2017

By Nick Cumming-Bruce & Somini Sengupta — China has long won diplomatic allies in the world’s poor countries by helping them build expensive roads and ports. Now, it appears to have similarly won over a needy country in Europe.

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Chinese Police Detain at Least 10 Ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang For ‘Ties With Uyghurs

Radio Free Asia, 19 June 2017
By Qiao Long — 
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained around 10 ethnic minority Kazakhs for “having close ties” with a group of Muslim ethnic minority Uyghurs, local sources told RFA.

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Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Hong Kong Free Press, 18 July 2017

By Hong Kong Free Press — Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.

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China ‘punished’ about 100 minority Uighurs for observing Ramadan fast

International Business Times, 16 June 2017

By Ananya Roy — Chinese authorities have reportedly punished at least 100 Uighur Muslims, an ethnic Turkish group, living in the Xinjiang province for observing Ramadan – the Muslim holy month of fasting. The communist nation has long banned religious practices and activities in the country.

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EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

Human Rights Watch, 19 June 2017

Human Rights Watch — The European Union should cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements, seven human rights organizations said today. The next EU-China human rights dialogue is scheduled for June 22-23, 2017, in Brussels.

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