Uyghur Muslims died in the fire that sparked the protests, yet their cities remain silent.
Small states have limited power to influence global events, but New Zealand can still up its game in an increasingly lawless and dangerous world.
The report shies away from the issue of ‘genocide’, but is still a landmark document with evidence of widespread abuse of Uyghur people.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
The west has long defined racism as a function of colonial domination and discrimination. But in a changing world this definition must be challenged.
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.
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.