A limited supply of donor organs, paired with a massive demand for transplants, has fuelled the global organ trafficking industry, which exploits poor, underprivileged and persecuted members of society as a source of organs to be purchased by wealthy transplant tourists.
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China’s industrial-scale organ trafficking practice has been executing prisoners of conscience and using their organs for transplantation for decades. This is known as forced organ harvesting.
Whataboutism is often deployed when an argument is seen as a battle to be won and not a debate.
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As strategies go, whataboutism is more attack than debate. Using it isn’t about reasoned argument but winning a fight, no matter the cost to truth.
In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China.
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In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on controversial issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
Demonstration for the rights of the Uyghurs in Berlin, 2020.
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Is history really a triumphant march of progress? It depends on your point of view.
A woman and child walk away from a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, where a military shell allegedly hit on Feb. 25, 2022.
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Vladimir Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine with baseless claims that Ukraine is committing genocide. It isn’t the first time a political leader has cried genocide for political means.
Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the 2022 Winter Olympics in Dharmsala, India on Feb. 3, 2021.
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The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
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The international community trumpets its commitment to ‘universal human rights’. Yet, it has failed to take real action against Beijing for its treatment of minorities in Xinjiang.
Uyghurs in Turkey protest against the Beijing Winter Olympics.
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This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on January 27 2022.
Uyghurs and other Muslims pray at a mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region during a state-organised visit by foreign journalists in April 2021.
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A protest against the 2022 Beijing Olympics is held in Berlin, Germany on Jan. 4, 2022.
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The International Olympic Committee’s position is clear. Human rights be damned. Refugees be damned. The Games must go on. The rest is window dressing.
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The west has long defined racism as a function of colonial domination and discrimination. But in a changing world this definition must be challenged.
There is no mechanism under international or Chinese law for the Uyghur claims to be heard without consent of the accused Chinese state.
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Governments declined to take part in the Uyghur Tribunal’s investigation. But the body of scholarly evidence for its claims, and its ruling, is thorough and extensive.
Islamic landmark in China: the Dongguan mosque in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, western China.
The removal of distinctive ‘Arabian-style’ features at the entrance to one of China’s biggest mosques is the latest move in a campaign of forcible assimilation of China’s Muslim minorities.
Australia’s Senate has voted to prohibit the import of goods made using forced labour. But without government support it won’t become law.
The current public discourse about Uyghur Muslims has become too politicised to benefit those who are said to be subject to forced labour.
In its inaugural contest, the Tianfu Cup produced an iPhone hack that was allegedly used to spy on China’s Uyghur minority.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue might be the most important security alliance you’ve never heard of – and New Zealand needs to start taking it seriously.
There’s a sizeable gap between Western perceptions of the role of journalists in democratic societies and China’s view that media should serve the interests of the state.
Among the many issues that Joe Biden has to deal with, what place does he reserve for the alliance of democracies project that he mentioned during his presidential campaign?
The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
A child stands near a large screen showing photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping near a carpark in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang region.
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Rights-based pressure on China over its treatment of Uyghurs is necessary, but other nations could also present best practices for the ethical treatment of racialized minorities in their own countries.