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In China's new Xinjiang: patriotic tourism, riot police and minders

Jun 17 2021

KASHGAR, China As visitors to China's Xinjiang enjoyed new theme park-style tourist centres showcasing the region's Muslim Uyghur culture on a recent national holiday, signs of heavy security and state surveillance were never far away.

Exclusive: Amid accusations of genocide from the West, China policies could cut millions of Uyghur births in Xinjiang – report

Jun 06 2021

BEIJING Chinese birth control policies could cut between 2.6 to 4.5 million births of the Uyghur and other ethnic minorities in southern Xinjiang within 20 years, up to a third of the region’s projected minority population, according to a new analysis by a German researcher.

China keeps diplomats out of espionage trial of Australian Yang Hengjun

May 27 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -Australia's ambassador to China was denied entry to a heavily guarded Beijing court on Thursday that is hearing an espionage case against Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, at a time of worsening ties between the two nations.

Australian Yang Hengjun to face court in Beijing on espionage charges

May 26 2021

Beijing, May 27 A Beijing court will hear an espionage case on Thursday against Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, detained by Chinese authorities two years ago as he arrived from New York, against a backdrop of worsening ties between the two nations.

'Running out of time': Tibetan president-elect warns of cultural genocide

May 21 2021

BEIJING/NEW DELHI The top political leader of Tibet's government in exile said on Friday that there is an urgent threat of "cultural genocide" in Tibet, and the international community must stand up to China ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Mosques disappear as China strives to 'build a beautiful Xinjiang'

May 13 2021

QIRA, China The Jiaman mosque in the city of Qira, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, is hidden behind high walls and Communist Party propaganda signs, leaving passersby with no indication that it is home to a religious site.

President Xi says China will start cutting coal consumption from 2026

Apr 22 2021

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China will start phasing down coal use from 2026 as part of its efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions, President Xi Jinping said at a summit of global leaders on Thursday, a move that disappointed campaigners hoping for more ambitious pledges.

China's Xinjiang actions could be crimes against humanity, says rights group

Apr 19 2021

BEIJING/GENEVA (Reuters) -Human Rights Watch said on Monday that China's actions in Xinjiang could meet criteria for crimes against humanity, calling for a U.N. investigation into "widespread" abuses and for businesses to shun goods made in the region.

China launches hotline for netizens to report 'illegal' history comments

Apr 11 2021

BEIJING China's cyber regulator has launched a hotline to report online comments that defame the ruling Communist Party and its history, vowing to crack down on "historical nihilists" ahead of the Party's 100th anniversary in July.

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

Apr 09 2021

BEIJING At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.

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