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

The Guardian. 6 May 2021

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo:Ng Han Guan/AP.

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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G7 raises concern over China’s actions in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and South China Sea

The Economic Times. 6 May 2021

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Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) countries rebuked China on issues concerning Hong Kong, human rights violations in Xinjiang, and military build-up in South China Sea.

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Brussels in September, as the capital of the EU;

RFA. 5 May 2021

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Lawmakers in New Zealand on Wednesday unanimously agreed that “severe human rights abuses” are taking place in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and called on the government to “work with all relevant instruments of international law to being these abuses to an end.”

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Defying Chinese surveillance, young Uyghurs abroad speak up online

Thomson Reuters Foundation. 4 May 2021

Below is an article published by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Photo:Reuters/Lucy Nicholson.

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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EP must put on hold EU-China Investment Agreement as long as Euro-MPs are sanctioned by Beijing

Socialists and Democrats. 28 April 2021

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For the Socialists and Democrats, the Chinese counter-measures targeting European individuals and entities, including S&D MEP Raphaël Glucksmann and the European Parliament’s subcommittee on human rights, are totally unacceptable and must be lifted immediately.

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Press Release: WUC Calls on Belgian Chamber to Recognize Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For Immediate Release
03 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]


During tomorrow’s hearing on the Uyghur crisis at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) will urge Members to move towards recognition of the Uyghur genocide. During the hearing, Belgian Representatives will be presented with evidence from experts on the Uyghur crisis, including WUC’s EU Policy Coordinator, Koen Stoop, as well as Uyghur camp witness Qelbinur Sidiq. 

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