EU to Slap Sanctions on China Over Abuses of Uyghurs and Others in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia. 17 March 2021

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European Union members have agreed to impose sanctions on four Chinese officials and one entity over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), European diplomats were quoted as saying Wednesday.

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EU ambassadors OK human rights sanctions on China

Politco. 17 March 2021

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EU ambassadors on Wednesday agreed to a new package of sanctions on four Chinese individuals and one entity over human rights violations targeting the minority Uyghur Muslim population, according to multiple diplomats.

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Why A China 2022 Olympics Boycott Could Save Countless Uyghur Lives

The National Interest. 3 March 2021

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The Dutch parliament passed a motion last Thursday condemning China’s treatment of Uyghurs as “genocide,” two days after the Canadian parliament did the same. These moves validate the United States’ decision last month to label China’s Uyghur atrocity a “genocide,” a designation issued by the former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and endorsed by the current Secretary of State Antony Blinken. While the full scale of the horrors remains unknown, there is no question that Beijing is running a twenty-first-century gulag archipelago where over a million Uyghurs and other Muslims have been subjected to torture, forced sterilization, systematic rape and other crimes against humanity. 

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Disney under fire from MPs over Mulan shoot in Uighur territory

The Telegraph. 17 March 2021

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Disney has come under attack from MPs after it refused to answer questions about concerns that the production of a film in China may have risked the use of forced Uighur labour. 

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Painting Xinjiang’sBrutalCamps in3D

Foreign Policy. 16 March 2021

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When Erbaqyt Otarbai’s appendix ruptures, he is singing the Chinese national anthem with a class of fellow detainees. The pain is excruciating, almost unbearably so—but even as he later screams and cries on the operating table, it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. Then a guard approaches him. 

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China still blocking EU visit to Uighur ‘genocide’ region

EU Observer. 17 March 2021

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China is refusing to let EU diplomats conduct a “meaningful” visit to its Xinjiang province, while saying new EU sanctions over its persecution of the Uighur minority there are based on “lies”.

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The A.F.L.-C.I.O. urges President Biden to ban solar products from Xinjiang.

The New York Times. 16 March 2021

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The A.F.L.-C.I.O. is urging the Biden administration to block imports of solar products containing polysilicon from China’s Xinjiang region, citing concerns about widespread violations of worker and human rights.

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China’s Genocide Against the Uyghurs

Jewish Journal. 16 March 2021

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The Chinese government is engaged in a slow and deliberate genocide of the Muslim Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang province. I’m not alone in this view, nor am I new to it.

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