Uyghurs

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Xinjiang births plummeted after crackdown on Uyghurs, says report
Birthrate fell by almost half between 2017-2019, research finds, adding to evidence of coercive fertility policies

Helen Davidson in Taipei

12, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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China tries to scupper UN talk on plight of Uyghurs
Beijing’s mission asks other members not to attend, with Human Rights Watch saying it continues pattern of ‘trying to bully governments into silence’

Staff and agencies

08, May, 2021 @4:41 AM

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G7 foreign ministers refrain from taking concrete action against China
Group condemns human rights abuses but individual countries are left free to decide what action to take

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, May, 2021 @7:34 PM

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EU efforts to ratify China investment deal ‘suspended’ after sanctions
Political outreach to promote the massive trade agreement stalls after tit-for-tat sanctions prompted by Beijing’s policy in Xinjiang

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

04, May, 2021 @8:14 PM

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New Zealand draws back from calling Chinese abuses of Uyghurs genocide
Parliament will not debate motion and will instead discuss rights abuses in more general terms

Tess McClure in Christchurch, New Zealand

04, May, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Disney unapologetic over Mulan credit thanking Chinese Communist party
US film company says local contractors made credit decisions and complied with Chinese laws

Patrick Wintour

28, Apr, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Australia examines modern slavery laws amid concerns over products linked to Uyghur abuse
Australia accused of being slow to respond to human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region because of fears of trade sanctions

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, Apr, 2021 @8:32 AM

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Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour
Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies

Jillian Ambrose and Jasper Jolly

25, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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UK MPs declare China is committing genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Vote does not compel government to act but marks further decline in relations with China

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Apr, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Labor pushes Morrison government to clarify whether it views Xinjiang human rights abuses as genocide
Penny Wong calls for Australia to consider targeted sanctions on foreign entities directly profiting from forced Uyghur labour

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Campaigners call for global response to ‘unprecedented’ oppression in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch urges more coordination by governments to tackle China’s treatment of Turkic Muslims

Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Apr, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Commons to vote on declaration of genocide in Xinjiang province
Organisers seek backing of two-thirds of MPs for all-party motion citing China’s treatment of Uyghurs

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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