China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event next week

Reuters. 8 May 2021

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China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a note seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Daphne Bramham: Uyghurs deserve real answers from both China and Canada

Vancouver Sun. 8 May 2021

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Every Thursday afternoon, Turnisa Matsedik-Qira stands outside the Chinese consulate protesting the treatment of her family and other Uyghur families whose relatives have simply disappeared.

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Where is New Zealand’s ‘values-based’ foreign policy when it comes to the Uyghurs?

The Guardian. 6 May 2021

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After the Christchurch terror attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern donned a hijab as she comforted the relatives of the 51 Muslims who were killed simply for practising their faith. The image spread across the world and she was lavished with international praise.

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Defying Chinese surveillance, young Uyghurs abroad speak up online

Thomson Reuters Foundation. 4 May 2021

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Unwinding for the evening in her Washington, D.C. flat, Uyghur activist Jewher Ilham often has two thoughts as she turns on her laptop: What should I watch tonight? And will I be interrupted by Chinese hackers again?

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Uyghur School Director, Brother of RFA Reporter Jailed For 14 Years After Stint in Xinjiang Camp

RFA. 3 May 2021

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A Uyghur academic director and prolific translator who is the brother of an RFA reporter has been sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence following two years spent in an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for “religious extremism,” according to officials.

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Why Won’t Environmentalists Speak Out Against Forced Labor For China-Made Solar Panels?

Forbes. 29 April 2021

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America’s leading climate and environmental groups including Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Energy Foundation, and Environmental Defense Fund have not responded to repeated queries about evidence that China is forcing Uyghur Muslims to choose between forced labor at factories which make solar panels which all three groups promote, or being sent to concentration camps.

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China tells Germany to focus on trade, not human rights

Policto. 28 April 2021

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to boost trade ties but stay out of “internal affairs” such as human rights and the political situation in Hong Kong.

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Is EU-China Investment Deal ‘Dead as a Doornail’?

Voa News. 28 April 2021

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China may have sabotaged its own prospects for securing a sought-after investment agreement with the European Union when it penalized a long list of politicians, researchers and institutions – including a key member of Germany’s Green Party – in response to recent EU sanctions.

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