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U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which…

Uyghurs in Turkey file criminal complaint against Chinese officials

By Mehmet Emin Caliskan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nineteen people from China's Uyghur Muslim ethnic group filed a criminal complaint with a Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday against Chinese officials, accusing them…

China replaces Xinjiang Communist Party chief Chen

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has replaced Chen Quanguo, who as Communist Party chief in the Xinjiang region oversaw a security crackdown targeting ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the name…

Factbox-U.S. legislative clamp-down on products from China’s Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. legislation to ban imports from China's western Xinjiang region passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week and could have ramifications for goods from textiles to…

U.S. House passes measure clamping down on products from China’s Xinjiang region

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about forced labor, one of three measures…

U.S. wants private sector to operate with full information about China’s Xinjiang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday said it wants the private sector to operate with full information about what is transpiring in Xinjiang, after the U.S. said…

U.S. House to consider bill to clamp down on products from China’s Xinjiang

By Michael Martina and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider a bill as soon as next week that would ban imports from China’s…

EU extends human rights sanctions, including on Chinese officials

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) -European Union ambassadors approved the renewal of sanctions on four Chinese officials and one Chinese entity on Wednesday as part of an extension of a…

China’s EU envoy says no flexibility on Taiwan, sanctions, trade

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China will never change its position on Taiwan and will also not shift its view that the European Union must lift its sanctions if a new Sino-EU…

Rights group urges Beijing Games sponsors to press China on Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - New York-based Human Rights Watch on Friday criticised corporations sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for ignoring what it says are China's crimes against humanity in its…

In U.N. showdown over Xinjiang, China says ‘lies still lies’

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries kept up pressure on China at the United Nations on Thursday over accusations of rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims and…

Olympics-Beijing Games organisers receive flame amid calls for boycott

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) -Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organisers on Tuesday received the Olympic flame at a heavily-guarded Panathenaic stadium in central Athens as human rights activists called on…