The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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.
Is history really a triumphant march of progress? It depends on your point of view.
The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
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.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on January 27 2022.
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.
Reports have emerged of Uighur women being forcibly sterilised in China’s Xinjiang province. Why this could be genocide under international law.
From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.
The New York Times has published 400 pages of Chinese government documents on the ‘re-education’ camps for Muslim detainees in Xinjiang. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
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.
Uyghur re-education camps are counter-productive and could do exactly the opposite of what the Chinese state intends.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with ‘stability maintenance’.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state’s development programme is a matter of political control.