And the Oscar for Censorship Goes to Xi Jinping

Human Rights Watch. 26 April 2021

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“Renzhichu xinbenshan” or “people at birth are inherently good.” Beijing-born Chloe Zhao invoked this Chinese proverb in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night as she became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for best director for her film Nomadland. It was a moving speech, and the proverb would be familiar to any Chinese ear.

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Responding to Beijing’s Hosting of 2022 Olympics Should Be a Team Effort

Heritage. 27 April 2021

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This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an amendment to a comprehensive bill on China that would require a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Western brands tested by China in backlash over forced labor allegation

NBC News. 25 April 2021

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After sharing a photo of herself on social media wearing a colorful shirt from the Swedish clothing giant H&M, Beijing resident Li Ang’ang got a torrent of comments urging her to delete the post and stop lending support to foreign powers seeking to “destroy China.”

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‘Starting In 2017 It Was Just All Fear’: Canadian Couple on Life in Xinjiang Amid Growing Abuses

RFA. 26 April 2021

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Canadian nationals Andrea and Gary Dyck lived in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for 10 years, beginning in 2008, during which time they spent five years studying the Uyghur and Mandarin languages at Xinjiang University in the regional capital Urumqi. In 2014, the couple moved to the eastern XUAR’s prefecture-level city of Turpan (in Chinese, Tulufan), where they ran a business helping farmers to raise organic produce and improve the quality of their soil through composting.

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Western brands tested by China in backlash over forced labor allegation

NBC News. 25 April 2021

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After sharing a photo of herself on social media wearing a colorful shirt from the Swedish clothing giant H&M, Beijing resident Li Ang’ang got a torrent of comments urging her to delete the post and stop lending support to foreign powers seeking to “destroy China.”

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Uyghurs: MPs state genocide is taking place in China

BBC. 23 April 2021

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More than a million people are estimated to have been detained at camps in the region of Xinjiang.

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China calls these Uyghur parents ‘terrorists’ without evidence. But they say they just want to be with their children again

CNN. 23 April 2021

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Three Uyghur parents who publicly appealed to Beijing to let their children leave China have been accused, without evidence, of child abandonment and terrorism by the Chinese government.

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Redesignate China Country of Particular Concern For Abusing Religious Freedoms: USCIRF Report

RFA. 21 April 2021

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The U.S. government should redesignate China as a “country of particular concern” (CPC) for violating the right to worship freely in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and elsewhere, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in an annual report Wednesday.

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