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.

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Chinese Shows Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Dispute

Online platforms that stream dance, singing and comedy shows are pixelating performers’ T-shirts and sneakers amid a nationalistic fervor.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #censorship, #china, #cotton, #iqiyi-com-inc, #sneakers, #xinjiang-china

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Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

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China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #china, #consumer-behavior, #entrepreneurship, #fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #li-ning-company-ltd, #nio-ltd, #sneakers, #start-ups, #xinjiang-china

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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

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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

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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

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How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M

The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.

#beijing-china, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #communist-youth-league-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #slavery-historical, #social-media, #sweden, #uniqlo, #xinjiang-china

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An Alliance of Autocracies? China Wants to Lead a New World Order.

As President Biden predicts a struggle between democracies and their opponents, Beijing is eager to champion the other side.

#china, #cold-war-era, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-parliament, #european-union, #international-relations, #iran, #middle-east, #saudi-arabia, #turkey, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china

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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

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China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason

We’ve stopped following our formula for success.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #infrastructure-public-works, #maher-bill, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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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

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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

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U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The sweeping ban, which was based on concerns about forced labor in the region, could compel companies to reorganize their multinational supply chains.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

#abkhazia-georgian-republic, #afghanistan, #aliyev-ilham-h, #anatolia, #armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #baku-azerbaijan, #bokova-irina, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #china, #churches-buildings, #cyprus, #destruction-of-cultural-antiquities-and-heritage, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-union, #hagia-sophia-istanbul-turkey, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #idlib-syria, #international-criminal-court, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #istanbul-turkey, #mali, #modi-narendra, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mosques, #nagorno-karabakh, #palmyra-ny, #pantheon-rome, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #timbuktu-mali, #trump-donald-j, #turkey, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-heritage-sites, #xinjiang-china, #yazidi-religious-sect

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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

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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

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Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System

Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.

#artificial-intelligence, #cameras, #china, #computer-chips, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #facial-recognition-software, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #intel-corporation, #muslims-and-islam, #nvidia-corporation, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

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Brushing off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

Mr. Xi made the remarks at a meeting on the region of western China, suggesting that the Communist Party remains committed to drastically changing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #china, #chinese-language, #communist-party-of-china, #dalai-lama, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #himalayas, #immigration-and-emigration, #immolation, #inner-mongolia, #jamestown-foundation, #jiang-zemin, #labor-and-jobs, #language-and-languages, #lhasa-tibet, #minorities, #nomadic-people, #politics-and-government, #qinghai-province-china, #religion-and-belief, #reuters-group-plc, #sichuan-province-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tashi-wangchuk, #tibet, #vocational-training, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China Is Expanding Detention Sites in Muslim Region of Xinjiang

China said it was winding down its “re-education” camps for Uighurs and other minorities, but researchers found evidence that incarceration is on the rise.

#china, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #prisons-and-prisoners, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

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At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barsa-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-budget-us, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #russia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #venezuela, #ventilators-medical, #xinjiang-china

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Disney Wanted to Make a Splash in China With ‘Mulan.’ It Stumbled Instead.

A political controversy over a filming location was a rare blunder for one of the world’s savviest companies in dealing with China.

#disney-plus, #liu-yifei-1987, #movies, #mulan-movie, #walt-disney-company, #xinjiang-china

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Why Calls to Boycott ‘Mulan’ Over Concerns About China Are Growing

The latest backlash over Disney’s remake of the movie centers on how it was partly filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighurs live under repression.

#china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liu-yifei-1987, #movies, #mulan-movie, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #walt-disney-company, #xinjiang-china

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U.S. May Ban Cotton From Xinjiang Region of China Over Rights Concerns

The potential move, which could come as soon as Tuesday, comes amid reports of the use of forced labor in Xinjiang, where China has carried out a crackdown against mostly Muslim minorities.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #textiles, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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China Clamps Down on Xinjiang to Stop Covid, Angering Residents

The restrictions, which remain even after new coronavirus infections subsided, have ruined livelihoods and damaged Beijing’s efforts to project harmony in the troubled region.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kashgar-china, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #xinjiang-china

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China Is Harvesting DNA From Millions of People. Is This the Future of Policing?

The Chinese police are systematically collecting genomic data from tens of millions of people.

#australia, #biometrics, #california, #chengdu-china, #china, #commerce-department, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #europe, #forensic-science, #fujian-province-china, #gedmatch-inc, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #guizhou-china, #hunan-province-china, #india, #inner-mongolia, #kenya, #kuwait, #malaysia, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #police, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #thailand, #thermo-fisher-scientific-inc, #tibet, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

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Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor

More than 190 organizations have come together to demand an end to garments made by forced labor in China.

#abercrombiefitch-co, #adidas-ag, #calvin-klein-inc, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hugo-boss-ag, #labor-and-jobs, #lacoste, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china, #your-feed-fashion

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Banned Chinese Companies Deny Allegations They Abused Uighurs

Several firms that were blacklisted by the U.S. Commerce Department said they had found no evidence of forced labor or other abuses.

#apple-inc, #beijing-liuhe-bgi, #changji-esquel-textile-co, #china, #commerce-department, #forced-labor, #google-inc, #nanchang-o-film-tech, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china, #xinjiang-silk-road-bgi

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Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China’s Controversial Labor Program

Our visual investigation reveals that several Chinese companies are using Uighur labor from a contentious government program to produce P.P.E. during the pandemic. We track some of that equipment to the U.S. and around the world.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forced-labor, #medical-devices, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

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Uighurs Push for International Criminal Court Case Accusing China of Genocide

The complaint at the International Criminal Court is the first of its kind to challenge Beijing on its crackdown on Muslims, but China does not accept the court’s jurisdiction.

#communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China Slams Trump Over Uighur Law Amid Bolton Accusations

A new law aimed at punishing Chinese officials involved in mass internments of Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang came as John Bolton accused President Trump of supporting Beijing’s crackdown.

#bolton-john-r, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #politics-and-government, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china, #yang-jiechi

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A Poetic Journey Through Western China

For years, Silk Road travelers made the grueling trek past towering mountain ranges and ancient cities now lost to time. Centuries later, one writer attempts to retrace the journey.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #buddhism, #destruction-of-cultural-antiquities-and-heritage, #dunhuang-china, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #mogao-caves-china, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #wang-wei-701-61-ad, #xian-china, #xinjiang-china

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A Uighur Disappeared in China After Attending a U.S. Leadership Program. His Sister Is Fighting for His Freedom.

Ekpar Asat came to the United States for the State Department’s most prestigious program for foreign citizens. Chinese security officers detained him weeks after he returned home.

#baucus-max, #china, #china-central-television, #communist-party-of-china, #coons-christopher-a, #harvard-law-school, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #xinjiang-china

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Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger in China

The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forced-labor, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

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