Weekly Brief – 25 February 2021


Canadian House of Commons Recognizes Uyghur Genocide
On the 22nd of February, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) applauded the adoption of a Opposition Motion Bill in the House of Commons of Canada, acknowledging China’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other Turkic people, as genocide.

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Press Release – For immediate release
25 February 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the passing of a motion in the Dutch House of Representatives, by a cross-party majority, that recognizes China’s abuses against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan as a genocide. The WUC urges the Dutch government to adopt this motion and work together with international allies to put an end to these crimes. 

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Netherlands Election Debate 2021: China’s Repression of Tibetans and Uyghurs

World Uyghur Congress, 25 February 2021

On the 10th of March, and in light of the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, the International Campaign for Tibet and the World Uyghur Congress will organize an election debate on China, in particular its repression of Tibetans and Uyghurs.

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China: Baseless Imprisonments Surge in Xinjiang

Human Rights Watch. 24 February 2021

Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch. Photo:2018 Reuters/Thomas Peter.

(New York) – The Chinese government has increased its groundless prosecutions with long prison sentences for Uyghurs and other Muslims in recent years in China’s Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the Chinese government escalated its repressive “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” in late 2016, the region’s formal criminal justice system has convicted and sentenced more than 250,000 people.

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US moves to support Australian push to tackle China’s ‘human and labour rights abuses’

The Guardian. 22 February 2021

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo:Thomas Peter/Reuters.

The Biden administration says it will talk with the Morrison government about tackling China’s “human and labour rights abuses”, as the United States offered qualified support for a new Australian bill to ban imports from the Xinjiang region.

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Holocaust survivors urge Boris Johnson to stand up for Uighurs as genocide law fight resumes

Politco. 22 February 2021

Below is an article posted by Politco. Photo AFP.

LONDON — Holocaust survivors will make a fresh appeal to Boris Johnson on Tuesday as his government faces a renewed battle over plans to highlight China’s treatment of the Uighur people.

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12 Japanese Companies To Cease Business Deals Involving Uyghur Forced Labour

Business World. 23 February 2021

Below is an article posted by Business World. Photo: Business World

Tokyo [Japan], February 23 (ANI): Amid the ongoing human rights abuse on Uyghurs by China, 12 major Japanese companies have announced their decision to cease their business deals with the Chinese companies found to be benefiting from the forced labour of the minority ethnic community in Xinjiang.

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U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains

The Washington Post. 22 February 2021

Below is an article published by The Washington Post. Photo AFP

Last month, Chinese cotton yarn maker Huafu Fashion sent a warning to investors.

“Multiple American brands have canceled orders,” Huafu said in a Shenzhen stock exchange filing, citing U.S. sanctions. “It’s brought negative effects to the company.”

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