Thousands protest in Paris against China’s rights violation in Xinjiang

Big News Network. 4 October 2021

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Paris [France], October 3 (ANI): More than 2000 people gathered in Paris on October 2 and demonstrated against the ongoing rights violations of Uyghurs in Xinjiang by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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Press Release: The WUC Commemorates More than 70 Years of Oppression On the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release- For immediate release
30 September, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the 1st of October, on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates this as a day signifying more than 70 years of oppression. For the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, for Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, and others as well, the establishment of the PRC set the stage for the gradual erosion of their rights and freedoms. To commemorate these events and to demand an end to China’s atrocious human rights crimes, the WUC is (co-)organizing protests in various cities in Europe (more details below).

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The EU Votes to Adopt New Strategy on China

In a resolution adopted on July 22, by 58 votes in favour, 8 against with 4 abstentions, the Foreign Affairs Committee outlines six pillars on which the EU should build a new strategy to deal with China: cooperation on global challenges, engagement on international norms and human rights, identifying risks and vulnerabilities, building partnerships with like-minded partners, fostering strategic autonomy and defending European interests and values. 

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Joint Statement: Rights Groups Unite in Brussels on International Olympic Day. Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’

Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’

[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day [1], the Belgium Uyghur Association, together with other rights groups representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people, held a protest at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels, Belgium, calling upon the European Union to take a firm stance against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of the Chinese Government’s severe human rights atrocities.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Endorses Formal Complaint Against French Brands

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies. The complaint was submitted against INDITEX FRANCE, UNIQLO FRANCE, SMCP and SKECHERS USA FRANCE over allegations of their involvement in Uyghur forced labour.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 02 October 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 02 October 2020


WUC Participates in Global Day of Action on 71st Anniversary of PRC
The 1st of October marked the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. On this occasion, the World Uyghur Congress, together with the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium, organized a joint demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. 

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PRESS RELEASE: 65th Anniversary of XUAR Marks Decades of Repression and Broken Promises

Press Release– For immediate release
30 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

October 1st marks two sad and important dates, the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). In 1949 the Chinese government militarily occupied East Turkistan. Six years later, the CCP officially founded the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on October 1st,1955. At the time, the Chinese government made lofty promises, assuring the Uyghur people that they would have meaningful autonomy and would be able to preserve their unique culture, language, history and religion. Similar promises were made to the Tibetan and Mongolian people. All of these promises were broken. On the 65th anniversary of the creation of XUAR, its legacy has been decades of subjugation, repression, forced assimilation and broken promises.

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Press Release: Global groups opposing CCP rule stage largest ever joint cross-movement action

Joint Press Statement– For immediate release
29 September 2020

World Uyghur Congress

Activists demand governments take immediate action against the Chinese Communist Party on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China 

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