US Lawmakers Form Uyghur Caucus to Address Rights Abuses in China’s Xinjiang

RFA. 29 July 2021

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Lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives formed a Uyghur Caucus on Thursday to highlight the Chinese Communist Party’s abuse of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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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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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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IOC VP Anita DeFrantz cautions Olympic athletes not to protest on the podium

ESPN. 23 July 2021

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As the Tokyo Olympics begin, the highest-ranking American on the International Olympic Committee cautioned athletes that the medal podium is no place for political statements, and suggested the IOC itself has no business in politics — even when a host country, such as China, home to the Winter Games in February, stands accused of genocide.

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Congressional Commission Asks Olympic Body to Postpone 2022 Beijing Winter Games

RFA. 23 July 2021

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A bipartisan Congressional committee on China has asked the president of the International Olympic Committee to postpone and relocate the 2022 Beijing Winter Games if China does not end its severe human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Dutch Town Cuts Twinning Ties to China’s Wuhan Over Abuse of Uyghurs

RFA. 23 July 2021

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A municipality in the eastern Netherlands has cut ties with China’s Wuhan over the government’s mistreatment of the Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in an unusual move by a foreign city to break a twinning arrangement with a Chinese sister city.

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China hits back as it faces growing criticism of its human rights record, treatment of Uyghurs

ABC Net. 20 July 2021

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It’s not unusual for sparks to fly when foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes to the podium for China’s daily foreign ministry press conference.

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