Public address: On influence activities of the People’s Republic of China

ERR News. 16 April 2021

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Influence activity pursued by the People’s Republic of China is a threat to academic and press freedoms. A public letter to the Riigikogu, government, boards of Estonian universities, independent research institutions, journalistic publications and all scientists, teachers, journalists, culture workers and politicians in Estonia.

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MPs condemn ‘grotesque’ revelations that Uighur workers are sold online in China

Independent. 18 April 2021

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MPs have condemned an “utterly grotesque” report revealing that Uighur labourers are being advertised in batches on the Chinese internet and made to work under “half-military management”.

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Decades of service to China’s government didn’t save my Uyghur dad from prison

The Washington Post. 16 April 2021

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In 2017, my family’s nightmare began: Over four decades, my father, Mamat Abdullah, had served China in many posts, including
in the 1990s as the mayor of Korla, the second-largest city in the Xinjiang region. He helped open up trade with other parts of
China for Korla’s agricultural products, including its famous pears. His last government position was as chief of the regional
forestry bureau. He was held in high esteem in Urumqi, the regional capital — my home before I immigrated to the United States.

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China controls the IOC and Olympic sponsors the way it governs its citizens: Through fear

The Washington Post. 14 April 2021

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Noted East Asia scholar Perry Link once called China “the anaconda in the chandelier.” You wouldn’t knowingly let a snake into
your home. Yet it got in. Or, rather, Procter & Gamble and other Olympic sponsors let it in. They unlocked your door and allowed
it to crawl inside, and now you better check what’s coiled around your phone or that pair of shoes in your closet.

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China’s third phase of genocide denial: Attacking those who speak the truth

Washington Post. 18 April 2021

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At first, when a few brave journalists at Radio Free Asia began alerting the world to the terrible events unfolding in western China, China’s Communist rulers denied that anything at all was taking place.

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The WUC Endorses the Legal Complaint Against 4 France-Based Companies
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies.

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Xinjiang: will the West’s sanctions on China force the issue or unravel?

South China Morninng Post. 16 April 2021

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Since 2019, dozens of Chinese officials and companies have been sanctioned or blacklisted by the West over alleged human rights abuses against Uygurs and members of other minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region.In January, alleged widespread use of forced labour in Xinjiang prompted the United States to ban imports of cotton and tomato products from the region, and Canada and Britain to announce similar bans.The latest sanctions in March from the European Union, the US, Britain and Canada mean that specified Chinese officials will be unable to travel to the sanctioning countries, and their assets there will be seized. They will probably have difficulty maintaining bank accounts, even Chinese ones. 

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Batches of 50 to 100 Uighur workers are being advertised on the Chinese internet

Sky News. 16 April 2021

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The Xinjiang government runs an official “labour transfer programme”, according to its 2019 Five Year Plan, “so as to provide more employment opportunities for the surplus rural labour force”.

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