U.S. congressmen call on Hilton to cut link to Xinjiang project

Reuters. 30 July 2021

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In a letter on Thursday to Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Jim McGovern raised concerns about reports that a Hampton by Hilton hotel was being constructed on the site of the mosque destroyed in 2018 in Xinjiang’s Hotan prefecture.

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U.S. lawmakers blast Coca-Cola, Visa and other sponsors of Beijing Olympics

Reuters. 28 July 2021

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A bipartisan panel in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday blasted U.S.-based corporate sponsors of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, including Coca-Cola, Visa Inc and Airbnb, accusing them of putting profits ahead of accusations of genocide in China.

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STATEMENT: WUC WELCOMES UYGHUR CAUCUS IN THE U.S.

Statement
30 July 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) warmly welcomes the creation of the Congressional Uyghur Caucus in the U.S. Congress. This Caucus will focus on addressing the grave human rights violations occurring in East Turkistan, against the Uyghur and other Turkic people. 

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 30 JULY 2021

 

NEWS

The EU Votes to Adopt New Strategy on China

In a resolution adopted on July 22, by 58 votes in favour, 8 against with 4 abstentions, the Foreign Affairs Committee outlines six pillars on which the EU should build a new strategy to deal with China: cooperation on global challenges, engagement on international norms and human rights, identifying risks and vulnerabilities, building partnerships with like-minded partners, fostering strategic autonomy and defending European interests and values. 

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Morocco authorities arrest Uyghur activist at China’s request

The Guardian. 28 July 2021

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Moroccan authorities have arrested a Uyghur activist in exile because of a Chinese terrorism warrant distributed by Interpol, according to information from Moroccan police and a rights group that tracks people detained by China.

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VW’s dilemma in Xinjiang shows how the west is headed for an ethical car crash

The Guardian. 28 July 2021

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On YouTube, you can watch a video clip of Volkswagen’s chief executive, Herbert Diess, denying that he knows what’s going on in Xinjiang. When the BBC correspondent helpfully spells it out – so-called reeducation camps for one million Uyghurs – Diess says: “I’m not aware of that.” Either he was being culpably ignorant about a region where Volkswagen has a factory, or he was lying.

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US diplomat calls on China to cooperate on climate, pandemic as global power

The Hill. 26 July 2021

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman called on China to cooperate on addressing issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview published by The Associated Press on Monday.

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Press Release: WUC Highlights the 7th Anniversary of Yarkand Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release

28 July 2021

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org

0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the seventh anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress remembers all those who were killed on, and in the days following, July 28, 2014. Seven years ago, Chinese security forces violently suppressed a largely peaceful protest in Yarkand, leading to the deaths of many innocent Uyghurs. Since then, we have witnessed an escalation in discriminatory state policies that have led to the estimated three million Uyghurs and other Turkic people to being arbitrarily detained in concentration camps.

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