China says it is helping the Uyghurs, but its actions meet the threshold of cultural genocide: 'a premeditated, calculated, systematic, malicious crime authorised by the state’s political leaders'.
A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
Yang's detainment is set to further complicate Australia's relationship with China.
China’s aggressive program of acquiring technology from abroad should be a cause of concern for Australian universities. Yet, our system of vetting research collaborations is clearly broken.
The prospect of China using forced labour to supply foreign companies highlights the importance of modern slavery laws.
When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
Another case involving an even more egregious violation of international law by China against Canada languishes largely forgotten.
Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen, has been in jail since 2006.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China's Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China's vast network of "re-education" camps.
The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.