Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

AP News. 8 September 2021

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 Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4.

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Germany: Rights group files complaint over forced Uyghur labor

DW. 6 September 2021

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The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in Germany against five major retailers Monday.

The rights group alleges that companies including Aldi, C&A, Hugo Boss and Lidl benefited from forced Uyghur labor in China’s Xinjiang region.

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Activists accuse C&A, Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss over Uyghur forced labour

Hong Kong Free Press, 6 September 2021

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Rights activists said Monday they had filed a criminal complaint in Germany against five retailers including C&A, Lidl and Hugo Boss, accusing them of benefiting from forced labour among China’s Uyghur population.

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‘When I Found Out What Happened in Xinjiang, It Really Broke my Heart’: Interview

Radio Free Asia, 02 September 2021

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Louise Xin is a Chinese-Swedish fashion designer who launched her eponymous Stockholm-based brand in November 2020 as Scandinavia’s first rental-only couture label. Xin turns upcycled materials into elaborate and colorful handmade dresses for customers to rent instead of purchase, hoping to change consumption patterns in the name of sustainability. She dedicated her digital fashion show on Aug. 31 to the Uyghurs to raise awareness about the genocidal policies targeting the predominantly Muslim minority group in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region.

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Why Xinjiang is an internal settler colony

SupChina, 01 September 2021

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The transformation of the Uyghur-majority lands of Southern Xinjiang known as Alte Sheher, or the Six Cities, came in waves, first in the 1950s when systematic political changes to Uyghur and Kazakh social life began, and then in the 1990s when resource extraction infrastructure, industrial farming, Han settlers, and the Chinese market changed all aspects of Uyghur life.

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Norwegian renewable energy fund invests millions in Chinese companies suspected of forced labor

ScandAsia, 31 August 2021

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Many Norwegians have been putting their savings into so-called “green” funds which invest in renewable energy sources. One of the most hyped funds is the Storebrand company’s Fornybar Energi-fund. A new investigation made by the Tech Transparency Project suggests that three major Fornybar investments has been put into Chinese companies suspected of using forced labor, NRK writes.

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Uyghur Group: Olympics Will ‘Encourage’ China to Conduct More Genocide

Breitbart, 28 August 2021

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Participation, by countries and sponsors both, in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is “indefensible” in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocide against the ethnic Uyghur people and other Muslim-majority minorities of East Turkestan, the World Uyghur Congress told Breitbart News.

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