WEEKLY BRIEF – 30 APRIL 2021

NEWS

Uyghur-Chinese International NGO Online Conference

Last Sunday, the World Uyghur Congress co-hosted the Uyghur-Chinese international NGO online conference, bringing together prominent Uyghur and Chinese human rights activists to discuss the ongoing human rights atrocities in China. MP Nusrat Ghani from the UK and MEP Engin Eroglu have both shared remarks at the conference.

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Press Release: WUC Launches Branch in Paris

Press Release – For Immediate Release
30 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is happy to announce the appointment of a representative in Paris, Ms. Assal Khamraeva-Aubert. The branch in Paris will allow WUC to intensify its advocacy efforts to defend the fundamental rights of the Uyghur people, both in France and internationally.

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China tells Germany to focus on trade, not human rights

Policto. 28 April 2021

Below is an article published by Politco. Photo:Michele Tantussi/Getty Images.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to boost trade ties but stay out of “internal affairs” such as human rights and the political situation in Hong Kong.

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Is EU-China Investment Deal ‘Dead as a Doornail’?

Voa News. 28 April 2021

Below is an article published by Voa News. Photo:AP.

China may have sabotaged its own prospects for securing a sought-after investment agreement with the European Union when it penalized a long list of politicians, researchers and institutions – including a key member of Germany’s Green Party – in response to recent EU sanctions.

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Do Not Buy Chinese Solar Panels, They Come from Slave Labor in Xinjiang

Bitter Winter. 28 April 2021

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter. Photo:Davidzdh.

When your friendly installer recommends Chinese solar panels, since they are effective and cheap, you should consider saying no. It is very probable that slave labor in Xinjiang went into their productions.

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And the Oscar for Censorship Goes to Xi Jinping

Human Rights Watch. 26 April 2021

Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch. Photo:AP.

“Renzhichu xinbenshan” or “people at birth are inherently good.” Beijing-born Chloe Zhao invoked this Chinese proverb in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night as she became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for best director for her film Nomadland. It was a moving speech, and the proverb would be familiar to any Chinese ear.

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Act to file motion calling for declaration of ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang, China

NZ Herald. 27 April 2021

Below is an article published by NZ Herald. Photo:George Novak.

The Act Party today plans to ask Parliament to debate a motion to declare China’s oppression of the Uighur ethnic minority an act of “genocide”.

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Responding to Beijing’s Hosting of 2022 Olympics Should Be a Team Effort

Heritage. 27 April 2021

Below is an article published by Heritage. Photo:AFP.

This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an amendment to a comprehensive bill on China that would require a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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