Between trade and traditional security alliances, New Zealand is being pulled in opposite directions over China. A new foreign policy is urgently needed.
A supporter of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen outside her campaign headquarters in Taipei on January 11, 2020, the day of her re-election.
By providing assistance to many countries affected by the pandemic, the People's Republic of China is seeking to create a diversionary tactic to quietly put increasing pressure on Taiwan.
Uyghur women wearing protective masks.
China needs to tell the world what is going on in its detention camps in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Not only do some countries perpetrate direct attacks on students and academics but the internationalisation of higher education has also created new global threats.
Uighurs wait in line at a face scan checkpoint in Turpan, Xinjiang in northwest China on April 11, 2018.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
Uyghurs in Australia are pressing Canberra to take a firmer stance with China on its treatment of the Muslim minority. Thus far, Australia’s response has been relatively muted.
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'.
Uyghur people protest outside the UN headquarters in Genevea in November 2018.
Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA
A group of 37 countries, including North Korea, Russia and Saudia Arabia, signed a letter in support of China's human rights record.
Charges against Yang appear to relate to his work as a writer and blogger in which he has been sharply critical of the Chinese regime.
Yang's detainment is set to further complicate Australia's relationship with China.
Two universities are conducting internal reviews of research collaborations linked to the suppression and surveillance of the Uyghur minority in western 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.
Target, Cotton On, Jeanswest, Dangerfield, IKEA and H&M are among the brands in Australia sourcing cotton from Xinjiang.
The prospect of China using forced labour to supply foreign companies highlights the importance of modern slavery laws.
It is currently legal for Canadians to travel abroad and obtain organs from illicit sources. If it gains final approval from the Senate, Bill S-240 will change this.
When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
Huseyin Celil is seen here with one of his youngest children in this 2006 photo taken shortly before his arrest.
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.
Many Muslim minorities in China, particularly the Uyghurs, are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned.
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.
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift.
(AP Photo/Iskandar Ishak)
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.
A protest in Hong Kong in September against the internment of Uyghur citizens in Xinjiang.
Uyghur re-education camps are counter-productive and could do exactly the opposite of what the Chinese state intends.
Uyghurs protesting against Chinese re-education camps in front of Parliament House in Adelaide this year.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with 'stability maintenance'.
Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar, China.
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