Red Flags for Forced Labor Found in China’s Car Battery Supply Chain

Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #mines-and-mining, #nickel, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

Companies that sourced cotton from the region in China are weighing evidence of forced labor, a lack of visibility into operations and new regulation.

#bachelet-michelle, #cotton, #eileen-fisher-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #patagonia-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

U.N. Human Rights Chief Tempers Criticism at End of China Trip

Rights groups and overseas Uyghurs had called for vociferous condemnation of China’s policies toward minorities in the country’s far West. They were highly disappointed.

#bachelet-michelle, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet’s tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

#bachelet-michelle, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #propaganda, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #wang-yi, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Supply Chains Tainted by Forced Labor in China, Panel Told

Human rights activists and others urged the Biden administration to cast a wide net to stop imports of products made with forced labor in Xinjiang.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Enes Kanter Freedom and the Consequences of Speaking Out

Enes Kanter Freedom has condemned human rights abuses in Turkey for years. Now he claims the N.B.A. is blackballing him as he focuses on abuses in China.

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Nils van der Poel Gives Away His Medal to Protest Beijing’s Abuses

In a rare rebuke of Beijing, Nils van der Poel, a speedskater, handed one of his gold medals to the daughter of Gui Minhai, a book publisher imprisoned in China.

#cambridge-england, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gui-minhai, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #sweden, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #van-der-poel-nils-1996

An Anti-Vaxxer Dies of Covid. Do You Empathize?

A variety of reactions when someone who is against vaccination dies of Covid. Also: China’s Olympic charade; an F.D.A. decision.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #empathy, #food-and-drug-administration, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #vaccination-and-immunization

How a Uyghur Olympic Torchbearer Became a Divisive Symbol

For China, a Uyghur lighting the cauldron was a feel-good moment of ethnic unity. Western critics saw a cynical bid to whitewash human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

#beijing-china, #china, #cross-country-skiing, #dinigeer-yilamujiang, #freedom-of-the-press, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

As the U.S. Pulls Back From the Mideast, China Leans In

China is expanding its ties to Middle Eastern states with vast infrastructure investments and cooperation on technology and security.

#belt-and-road-initiative-china, #china, #foreign-investments, #international-relations, #middle-east, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #persian-gulf, #saudi-arabia, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations

N.B.A.’s Warriors Disavow Part-Owner’s Uyghur Comments

The Golden State Warriors distanced themselves from a minority stakeholder, Chamath Palihapitiya, who said “nobody cares” about the Uyghurs, the ethnic group that has faced a deadly crackdown in China.

#basketball, #china, #golden-state-warriors, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #national-basketball-assn, #palihapitiya-chamath, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

U.S. Effort to Combat Forced Labor Targets Corporate China Ties

The Biden administration is expected to face scrutiny as it decides how to enforce a new ban on products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cotton, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #solar-energy, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

U.S. Cracks Down on Firms Said to Aid China’s Repression of Minorities

The Commerce and Treasury Departments put new restrictions on an array of companies and institutions that they said were misusing biotechnology.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #china, #commerce-department, #defense-and-military-forces, #dji-innovations, #facial-recognition-software, #raimondo-gina-m, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #treasury-department, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Congress Passes Ban on Goods From China’s Xinjiang Region

President Biden is expected to sign the bill, which drew a fierce corporate lobbying campaign against it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #rubio-marco, #senate, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

House Votes to Impose Forced Labor Ban on Goods Made in Xinjiang

The lopsided margin reflected growing bipartisan anger at China’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs in the northwestern region.

#apple-inc, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #nike-inc, #pelosi-nancy, #peng-shuai, #rubio-marco, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #womens-tennis-assn, #xinjiang-china

Doppa, a Central Asian Hat, Guides Quest for Uyghur Roots

For an Australian woman with roots in Central Asia, a growing awareness of her heritage and the peril her people face all began with an embroidered skullcap.

#bora-subhi, #central-asia, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #handicrafts, #nahdi-nadir, #silk-road-ancient-trade-route, #textiles, #the-doppi-project-movie, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbekistan, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

U.S.-China Relations: What to Know

The Biden administration has called managing America’s relationship with Beijing “the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #commerce-department, #communist-party-of-china, #forced-labor, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kerry-john, #tai-katherine-1974, #taiwan, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wang-yi, #xi-jinping

Uyghurs Seek Emotional Help as Families in China Suffer

As Uyghurs grapple with the emotional trauma of their families suffering back in Xinjiang, some are overcoming a cultural stigma to seek out counseling.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #depression-mental, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mental-health-and-disorders, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Freed From Guantánamo, but Still in Limbo 15 Years Later

Abu Bakker Qassim, a Uyghur from China, was dumped in Albania after the U.S. concluded he was not a terrorist, as Chinese authorities had maintained. The only country that wants him is China.

#afghanistan, #albania, #detainees, #east-turkestan-islamic-movement, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #qassim-abu-bakker, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Afghan Uyghurs Fear Taliban Will Deport Them to China

Members of the ethnic group, seen by China as potential extremists, are afraid they will be sent there as part of a deal for economic aid.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #deportation, #east-turkestan-islamic-movement, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Articles Involving Chinese DNA Research Are Retracted

The rare retractions come after several scientists raised questions about how Chinese researchers obtained the full consent of their Uyghur subjects.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #china, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genetics-and-heredity, #science-and-technology, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #bajwa-qamar-javed, #baradar-abdul-ghani, #belt-and-road-initiative-china, #bin-laden-osama, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #grenier-robert-l, #haqqani-khalil-ahmed, #i-s-i, #international-relations, #muslims-and-islam, #obama-barack, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wang-yi

Fashion Retailers Face Inquiry Over Suspected Ties to Forced Labor in China

French prosecutors are investigating whether household names like Zara, Uniqlo and Skechers profited from exploiting Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China.

#cotton, #european-parliament, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #inditex-group, #labor-and-jobs, #maje-fashion-label, #politics-and-government, #sandro, #sherpa-french-human-rights-organization, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Bans Chinese Imports of Solar Panel Materials Tied to Forced Labor

Much of the world’s polysilicon, used to make solar panels, comes from Xinjiang, where the United States has accused China of committing genocide through its repression of Uyghurs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #solar-energy, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

To Counter China’s Belt-and-Road, Biden Tries to Unite G7

The president urged the leaders of wealthy democracies to offer hundreds of billions in loans to developing nations in a direct challenge to Beijing’s Belt-and-Road Initiative.

#belt-and-road-initiative-china, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #england, #europe, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks

The U.S. government has long tried to prevent the sales over concerns about rights abuses and surveillance. Documents show those efforts have failed.

#china, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

As Dictators Target Citizens Abroad, Few Safe Spaces Remain

For émigrés and exiles, pressure on families back home, social media intimidation, even kidnapping, have become a regular part of life.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cyberharassment, #deportation, #extraordinary-rendition, #fugitives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #targeted-killings, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-relations, #japan, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #facebook-inc, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #movies, #social-media, #twitter, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Japan Is Finding It Harder to Stay Quiet on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

A user’s guide to the latest cross-border social media fashion crisis.

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China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

#adidas-ag, #china, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #nike-inc, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

H&M Faces a Boycott in China Over Statement on Uyghurs

The Swedish retailer is the latest fashion business to come under pressure from Chinese consumers after a perceived misstep.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #politics-and-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

U.S. Joins Allies to Punish Chinese Officials for Human Rights Abuses

The sanctions come days after the Biden administration’s heated encounter with Chinese officials in Alaska, and will most likely widen tensions between Washington and Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #treasury-department, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zhao-lijian

Mitt Romney: The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.

#boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Trump’s Last-Minute Moves Against China Complicate Biden’s Agenda

The departing administration’s decision to push through a declaration that China is committing genocide was the latest in a series of actions that risk politicizing the issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.

Otherwise, they risk complicity in the persecution of millions of Uighurs.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

Here’s What the U.S. Declaration That China Is Committing ‘Genocide’ Could Mean

In one of its last acts, the Trump administration said China was committing genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups. Here is what the move could mean.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #discrimination, #pompeo-mike, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sterilization-reproductive, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots

Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has gradually established policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity. My family’s forced assimilation is a part of that story.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #concentration-camps, #discrimination, #hotan-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #horizon-advisory-group-llc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #minorities, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #cloud-computing, #facial-recognition-software, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #racial-profiling, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xinjiang-china

I.C.C. Won’t Investigate China’s Detention of Muslims

The International Criminal Court’s decision angered rights activists, who had lobbied it to investigate Beijing’s repressive policies against Uighurs.

#bensouda-fatou, #china, #international-criminal-court, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cracking down on imports of goods made with forced labor from persecuted Muslim minorities in China.

#apple-inc, #china, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nike-inc, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Pope Calls Uighurs ‘Persecuted,’ Prompting Pushback From China

In a new book, Pope Francis mentioned the crackdown on the Muslim minority group for the first time. Beijing rejected his characterization as “groundless.”

#beijing-china, #francis, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

China Disappeared My Professor. It Can’t Silence His Poetry.

Against overwhelming state violence, poetry might appear to offer little recourse. But for many Uighurs, it’s a powerful form of resistance.

#books-and-literature, #china, #dawut-rahile, #forced-labor, #poetry-and-poets, #social-media, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #xinjiang-china