Xinjiang

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Chinese-owned TikTok announced on Tuesday that it will exit the Hong Kong market after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the city. A(...)

Iminjan Seydin and Samira Imin: he told his family he had never been imprisoned.

After orchestrating an international campaign to try to get her father out of prison in China’s Xinjiang province, Samira Imin finally saw the mild-ma(...)

 A re-education camp for ethnic Uighur in Hotan, in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

When senior Communist official Wang Yang surveyed China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang on an inspection tour recently he congratulated the party (...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: many documented cases of forcibly disappeared citizens and upwards of one million Muslim Uighurs and other minority group members in Xinjiang camps. Photograph: Jason Lee

China’s appointment to a United Nations human rights panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators has sp(...)

China’s Uighur minority are being moved from their homes and mass detention camps into factories to work under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour for suppliers to a range of multinationals including Apple and Huawei, according to an Australian think tank. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

China’s Uighur minority are being moved from their homes and mass detention camps into factories to work under conditions that strongly suggest forced(...)

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony where a woman known as “Patient 31” attended a service in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the e(...)

 US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (R) and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko (L) shake hands in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Nikolai Petrov/Pool/Belta/EPA

The US has offered to supply Belarus with all the oil it needs and end its energy dependence on Moscow, amid rising concern in Minsk that Russia’s pus(...)

Villagers in Xinjiang are taken  to cotton farms, sometimes hundreds of miles away. They pick the crop that ends up in Chinese clothing factories. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

The order from Chinese officials was blunt and urgent. Villagers from Muslim minorities should be pushed into jobs, willing or not. Quotas would be se(...)

This was the year of Nancy Pelosi, whose decision finally to bow to internal Democratic Party pressure and pursue Trump for abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine led to only the third impeachment of a president in US history. Pelosi, reinvigorated as House Speaker, marshalled the process with poise and a keen political antenna. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In this age of technological revolution and economic globalisation, it is often taken as given that human agency has been eroded, if not swept away, b(...)

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