The predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group are among the minorities targeted in what Beijing claims is a campaign to tackle unrest and separatism. The UN says a million Uighurs have been arbitrarily detained in extralegal “political reeducation camps,” whilst Human Rights Watch reports that surveillance and repression in Xinjiang has increased dramatically since 2016.
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Leaders in the UK parliament on Tuesday barred a visit by China’s new ambassador after Beijing slapped sanctions against critical British MPs. Envoy Zheng Zeguang was due Wednesday to address a group of members drawn from both the houses of Commons and Lords who work on promoting UK-China relations. But Iain Duncan Smith — one […]
French documentary photographer Patrick Wack’s upcoming book captures changes in the landscape of China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, taken on multiple trips from 2016 and 2019. The images, interspersed with essays by China experts about Beijing’s changing attitudes towards Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region, will be published in October by André Frère […]
When journalist Joanna Chiu returned to her hometown of Vancouver in 2018 after seven years of reporting from Beijing and Hong Kong, she expected to leave the China story behind. Instead, she quickly discovered that it extends far beyond Beijing’s borders. “I thought when I went back to Canada… the China story would be a […]
Interview: Hong Kong is ‘a city lost to an enemy of the free world,’ says exiled Chinese dissident Wu’er Kaixi
Almost 32 years on from the Tiananmen Massacre that saw the Chinese military quash a student-led democratic movement in mainland China, there are fears authorities are moving to erase the memory of the crackdown in Hong Kong. Those fears – the latest to emerge from the tumult of the past two years – come as […]