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Mar 6, 2020

China forces Muslim minorities to produce materials that may be used by Nike, Uniqlo, Zara, and other retail giants. It’s time for the fashion industry to talk about divestment.

Mar 6, 2020

In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo. Throughout the neighborhood, women in headscarves stroll through the streets, and Arabic signs advertise halal supermarkets and noodle shops.

Mar 6, 2020

 The online ad boasted of freshly trained ethnic minority teenagers as if they were commodities for sale. Factories could book workers online at a “minimum order of 100" people, the ad said, and have them delivered to their doorsteps within 15 days.

Papers that say “Have a rest at home, wish you good health” in Xinjiang, sealing people inside their homes.
Mar 6, 2020

Although there have only been several dozen reported cases of COVID-19 in Xinjiang, lockdowns within the region have created widespread forms of stress and panic.

Sairagul Sauytbay (first row, first from left)
Mar 6, 2020

A whistle-blower who escaped a Chinese "reeducation camp" to reveal the horrors of life there after escaping to Kazakhstan is one of a dozen recipients of the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award (IWOC) for 2020.

Mar 6, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak that started in Wuhan, China there has been heightened scrutiny of the country’s questionable business practices and allegations of basic human rights violations. 

Mar 6, 2020

Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Promotion & Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

China's ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu
Mar 6, 2020

Earlier this week, when he was asked about his country’s systematic persecution of its Muslim minorities, China’s ambassador to Canada told a room full of security experts in Ottawa a brazen lie.

Mar 6, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China, citing humanitarian rights violations committed by Beijing against Hong Kong protesters and the detainment of more than 1 million ethnic Muslims.

Sayragul Sauytbay (R) talks about her International Women of Courage Award and the detention centers for Muslims in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, outside the U.S. State Department in Washington, March 3, 2020.. Photo: RFA
Mar 5, 2020

Sayragul Sauytbay discusses receiving the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Award and detention camps in Xinjiang.

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