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Global Car Supply Chains Entangled With Abuses in Xinjiang, Report Says
A new report on the auto industry cites extensive links to Xinjiang, where the U.S. government now presumes goods are made with forced labor.
Why China’s Crimes in Xinjiang Cannot Go Unpunished
China is dragging the world back to a human rights dark age. It’s time to push back.
A Uyghur Author and Translator Were Detained. Now, Their Novel Speaks For Them.
Writing and translating “The Backstreets,” a book about the oppressive environment faced by Uyghurs in China, was a danger to those involved.
For Uyghurs, U.N. Report on China’s Abuses is a Long-Awaited Vindication
The report’s assessment that China’s crackdown in Xinjiang could amount to “crimes against humanity” gives new momentum to a campaign to pressure Beijing.
Xi Jinping Visits Xinjiang for the First Time Since Crackdown
State media have used Xi Jinping’s visits to Hong Kong and, now, Xinjiang to bolster his image as a leader who subdued turbulence on China’s periphery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang
If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitt Romney: The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics
The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.
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.
I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.
Otherwise, they risk complicity in the persecution of millions of Uighurs.
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.
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.
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.