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A Summary: Draft Senate Resolution to Combat Chinese Government’s Human Rights and Security Violations

Yesterday, on 8 April 2021, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID) announced that they have introduced a draft resolution, entitled the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, addressing a multiplicity of issues regarding the People’s Republic of China. Additionally, Menendez announced that a business meeting will convene next Wednesday, 14 April, for the Senate […]

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Noteworthy Hong Kong Democracy Activists Convicted of Unlawful Assembly Over Peaceful 2019 Protests

On Thursday, April 1st, a group of seven leading Hong Kong democracy activists were each convicted for their organization of, or participation in, ‘unlawful assembly’, a reference to the 2019 largely peaceful democratic protests against the introduction of a problematic extradition bill. The prison sentences for Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Albert Ho, Leung Kwok-hung, Lee

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State Department Annual Human Rights Report Recognizes Ongoing Genocide Against Uyghurs and Other Minorities in Xinjiang, China

On Tuesday, March 30, the United States Department of State released its 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, its annual report which outlines the human rights record of every country in the world. President Biden, in his announcement regarding the release of the report, highlighted that a major component of this year’s would be

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China Sanctions USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony Perkins

On March 29th, in a new round of sanctions imposed on international experts that have spoken out about the crimes against humanity and genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government shifted its focus to target the leaders of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony

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Chinese Delegate to the United Nations Verbally Attacks Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed

On March 4, 2021 during the United Nations Human Rights Council 46th session, the renowned human rights expert and UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, shared noteworthy findings from his report “Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief.” In this report, among other

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#XinjiangCotton Trends Worldwide as Chinese Celebrities Cut Ties with Brands that have Condemned Xinjiang Forced Labor

Days after the coordinated sanctions on Chinese officials for their responsibility and/or complicity in the genocide of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang via surveillance, imprisonment, torture, sterilization, and forced labor, tens of American and international fashion brands have severed partnerships with Xinjiang businesses likely tied to forced labor of minorities. A year ago

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United States, European Union, and Canada Launch Multiple Sanctions against Xinjiang Entities

Earlier this week, the United States Department of the Treasury announced that its Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned two Chinese government authorities responsible or complicit in the human rights violations taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The two individuals, who were also sanctioned by the European Union and Canada, include Wang Junzheng,

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China Sues Dr. Adrian Zenz, Leading Research on Persecution of Uyghurs

During a press conference on Thursday, 18 March 2021, Deputy Propaganda head of the Chinese Communist Party in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region publicly accused German scholar Dr. Adrian Zenz of ‘fabricating’ allegations that the CCP is engaging in multiple types of persecution and human rights violations against Uyghur and other Turkic minorities, including surveillance, arbitrary

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Australia is Perhaps Next in Uyghur Genocide Determination (…Or Not)

Today, March 15th, 2021, the Australian Parliament will be voting whether to pass or reject a motion designating the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Uyghurs as genocide. Such a determination would follow suit after the United States, Canada, and The Netherlands have all made similar designations. The motion, introduced by Australian Senator Rex Patrick, states

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33 Experts Outline How China Has Violated the Genocide Convention

In March 2021, Newlines Institute released a groundbreaking report The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention, in which 33 independent experts on China, genocide prevention, Uyghurs, human rights, and ethnic policy come to the same conclusion: “The People’s Republic of China bears State responsibility for committing genocide against Uyghurs

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