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UN urges China to review counter-terrorism policies after official visit
Michelle Bachelet also voiced concerns about the rights of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, as well as cultural freedoms in Tibet

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, May, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Xi Jinping defends China’s human rights record to visiting UN commissioner
Leader warns against using issue as ‘excuse to interfere in internal affairs of other countries’ as Michelle Bachelet goes to Xinjiang

Helen Davidson in Taipei

25, May, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files
Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, May, 2022 @11:42 PM

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UN rights chief’s visit to China will be held in ‘closed loop’, Beijing says
Michelle Bachelet begins trip amid fears that authorities will use Covid restrictions as cover to limit her access

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

23, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UN human rights commissioner criticised over planned Xinjiang visit
Exclusive: Politicians accuse China of organising a ‘Potemkin-style tour’ for Michelle Bachelet

Patrick Wintour and Vincent Ni

20, May, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Xinjiang cotton found in Adidas, Puma and Hugo Boss tops, researchers say
Traces in shirts and T-shirts appear to contradict German firms’ promises to revise supply chains

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

05, May, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Coalition accused of stalling ban on imports made using slave labour
Morrison government wants time to consult business and upgrade IT but campaigners say Australia is lagging other countries

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Xinjiang: UN team in China ahead of visit by human rights chief
Michelle Bachelet due to visit Uyghur region in May after United Nations long pushed China for ‘unfettered, meaningful’ access

Helen Davidson in Taipei and agencies

26, Apr, 2022 @4:55 AM

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UK considering ban on NHS procurement of Chinese goods made in Xinjiang
Tory MPs want ministers to follow health bill amendment banning goods from regions with ‘risk of genocide’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

20, Mar, 2022 @4:50 PM

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‘We’ll kill you’: Uyghur exile who fled to Arctic Circle still fears reach of Chinese state
For asylum seekers, Norway is a sanctuary but even in remote towns, Muslim refugees say they face surveillance and threats

Isobel Cockerell for Coda Story in Kirkenes, Norway

15, Mar, 2022 @1:15 PM

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Beijing 2022 organisers claim stories of Xinjiang human rights abuses are ‘lies’
The Winter Olympics have plunged been into further controversy after Beijing 2022 spokesperson Yan Jiarong dismissed human rights violations among the Uyghur muslim population as ‘lies’

Sean Ingle in Beijing

17, Feb, 2022 @7:41 AM

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We can’t let China use the Olympics to mask genocide and human rights abuses | David Lammy
As the Games get under way, Britain must stand by the values embodied in Team GB and send a clear message to Beijing

David Lammy

06, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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