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Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia

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Uyghurs: Turkic ethnic group of Central and East Asia
The Uyghurs, alternatively spelled Uighurs, Uygurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. They are considered to be one of China's 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are recognized by the Chinese government as a regional minority within a multicultural nation.

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Ex-Tory leader wants China ‘called to account’ over treatment of Uighur Muslims [Video]

Ex-Tory leader wants China ‘called to account’ over treatment of Uighur Muslims

Conservative MPs Nusrat Ghani and Sir Iain Duncan Smith join protesters staging a demonstration on Parliament Square urging the UK to recognise China's treatment of Uighur Muslims as genocide.Former..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published
Biden and Japan's Suga project unity against China [Video]

Biden and Japan's Suga project unity against China

President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:56Published
Amnesty Int'l: China is preventing global action in Myanmar [Video]

Amnesty Int'l: China is preventing global action in Myanmar

Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, speaks to Becky Anderson about the state of human rights around the world from Myanmar’s military coup, to China’s treatment of Uyghurs..

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Hear harrowing stories of Uyghur boys stranded near Istanbul [Video]

Hear harrowing stories of Uyghur boys stranded near Istanbul

CNN’s Arwa Damon visits a school outside of Istanbul where Uyghur families from the Xinjiang region of China have left their children with the promise they would return to Turkey but were never able..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 04:20Published
Chinese ambassador summoned to 10 Downing Street [Video]

Chinese ambassador summoned to 10 Downing Street

The Chinese ambassador to the UK's car has been seen entering and exiting the car park behind 10 Downing Street after he was summoned as a result of Beijing's sanctions on MPs and peers for speaking..

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Raab: Pressure on China will continue to grow [Video]

Raab: Pressure on China will continue to grow

The Foreign Secretary has said the UK stands firmly with MPs and other British citizens who have been slapped with Chinese sanctions for speaking out against human rights violations against the Uighur..

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Foreign secretary responds to China sanctions on MPs [Video]

Foreign secretary responds to China sanctions on MPs

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the sanctions imposed by China in retaliation to those by the UK would not stop Britain from speaking out about the "industrial-scale human rights abuses taking..

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China sanctions British lawmakers in latest tit-for-tat of Uighurs [Video]

China sanctions British lawmakers in latest tit-for-tat of Uighurs

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China sanctions UK individuals for Xinjiang 'lies' [Video]

China sanctions UK individuals for Xinjiang 'lies'

China sanctioned organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom on Friday over what it called "lies and disinformation" about Xinjiang, days after Britain imposed sanctions for human rights abuses..

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Chinese ambassador reacts to CNN Uyghur report [Video]

Chinese ambassador reacts to CNN Uyghur report

Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai reacts to CNN International Correspondent David Culver’s reporting on separated Uyghur families in China’s Xinjiang region.

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China's top US diplomat calls CNN Uyghur report 'immoral' [Video]

China's top US diplomat calls CNN Uyghur report 'immoral'

Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai reacts to a CNN report showing the plight of divided Uyghur families and talks about recent US-China tensions.

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Uyghur protest in Istanbul to mark visit of China's foreign minister [Video]

Uyghur protest in Istanbul to mark visit of China's foreign minister

Uyghur community members in Istanbul gather to protest the visit of the Chinese foreign minister to Turkey.

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Turkey raises Uighur issues with China amid protests [Video]

Turkey raises Uighur issues with China amid protests

Turkey raised the issue of Uighur Muslims during talks with China's foreign minister in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, as hundreds of Uighurs protested against the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published
Facebook: Chinese hackers targeted Uyghurs living in US [Video]

Facebook: Chinese hackers targeted Uyghurs living in US

Chinese hackers targeted Uyghur activists and journalists living in the United States in an attempt to spy on them, an investigation by security staff at Facebook has found. CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan..

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EU, China impose tit-for-tat sanctions over Uighur abuses [Video]

EU, China impose tit-for-tat sanctions over Uighur abuses

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Western sanctions on China over Xinjiang trigger furious response [Video]

Western sanctions on China over Xinjiang trigger furious response

US, Canada and UK join EU in ‘coordinated action’ to pressure China on Uighur policies.

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China committing genocide against Uighurs, report says [Video]

China committing genocide against Uighurs, report says

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Amb. Scheffer: China perpetuates 'the big lie' on Uyghurs [Video]

Amb. Scheffer: China perpetuates 'the big lie' on Uyghurs

Fmr. U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer and Uyghur activist Jewher Ilham talk to Amanpour following a report accusing China of “genocide.”

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Beijing denies Uyghur genocide claims. Hear report's author react [Video]

Beijing denies Uyghur genocide claims. Hear report's author react

CNN’s Becky Anderson speaks with Yonah Diamond, who worked with more than 50 global experts in human rights, war crimes and international law on an independent report which claims that the Chinese..

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Tibetans brace for a massive anti-China show on 10th March, Tibetan Uprising Day [Video]

Tibetans brace for a massive anti-China show on 10th March, Tibetan Uprising Day

In the run up to the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on 10th March. Global Alliance for Tibetan and Persecuted Minorities (GATPM) has launched a campaign exposing human rights..

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Uyghur journalist reacts after Beijing dismisses claims of genocide [Video]

Uyghur journalist reacts after Beijing dismisses claims of genocide

Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja, an anchor for US government-funded Radio Free Asia, reacts to Beijing’s dismissal of claims of genocide in Xinjiang, China.

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Mikaela Shiffrin: Don't want to have to choose between 'morality vs being able to do your job' [Video]

Mikaela Shiffrin: Don't want to have to choose between 'morality vs being able to do your job'

The Winter Olympics in Beijing are under growing calls for a boycott because of China’s policy on the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang, policy that the US..

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Uighur camps: Pressure mounting on China amid genocide accusations [Video]

Uighur camps: Pressure mounting on China amid genocide accusations

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:59Published
Watch: Car rally in Canada against Chinese Communist Party [Video]

Watch: Car rally in Canada against Chinese Communist Party

Members of the Chinese community in Ontario, Canada held a car rally against the Chinese Communist Party. They displayed placards blaming China for the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Car rally..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:18Published

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MPs declare Uighurs are being subjected to genocide in China

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MPs have declared that Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in China's Xinjiang region are being subjected to genocide.
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New evidence of the strict controls Uighurs face in factories, thousands of miles from home

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Uighur people from Xinjiang working in other parts of China are subject to "political" checks and work under strict "half-military" style management, according to new evidence discovered by Sky News.
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UK sanctions four Chinese officials over Uighur human rights abuses

Four Chinese officials will be sanctioned by the UK over "appalling violations" of human rights against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, the foreign secretary has announced.
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Uighurs: MPs 'appalled' firms can't guarantee supply chains free of forced labour in China

uighurs: mps 'appalled' firms can't guarantee supply chains free of forced labour in china
Companies in the UK "still cannot guarantee that their supply chains are free from forced labour" from the Uighur people in Xinjiang in China, a House of Commons select committee has warned.
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Activists, Uyghurs protest in Paris to ensure Pakistan is placed on FATF blacklist

"We have gathered here outside the FATF building as it will be meeting next week to discuss and review the case of Pakistan to make it remain under grey list or put it in the black-list. The idea of..
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US says China is committing genocide against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities

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The US State Department has declared that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in a campaign targeting Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. 
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New UK measures to tackle China 'human rights violations' against Uighur Muslims

new uk measures to tackle china 'human rights violations' against uighur muslims
The UK government has publicly criticised China's treatment of Uighur Muslims as "barbarism" and announced new measures to stop UK companies trading with Chinese firms connected to forced labour.
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World needs to stand together against China's oppression of ethnic minorities

While the world is criticizing China for the subjugation of the ethnic minorities, especially Uyghurs, under the network of its detention facilities and concentration camps, key questions remain about..
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China warns of countermeasures in response to U.S. Uighurs law

China on Thursday warned of countermeasures in response to U.S. President Donald Trump signing legislation calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, demanding that Washington..
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Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton..
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Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang province, the White House said in a..
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U.S. lawmakers say Uighur bill supports China's Muslims

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the..
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China calls U.S. Uighur bill a 'smear' and severe interference

The U.S. bill proposing to sanction Chinese officials over their treatment of the Uighur minority blatantly smears China's anti-terrorism efforts and severely interferes in China's internal affairs,..
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U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White..
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U.S. Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur rights

The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump's administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority, the latest push in..
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Senate leader expects vote soon on seeking China sanctions over Uighurs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown..
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Think-tank report on Uighur labor in China lists global brands

Tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs were moved to work in conditions suggestive of "forced labor" in factories across China supplying 83 global brands, and Australian think tank said in a report..
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U.N. rights boss seeks advance team access for China trip

United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on China on Thursday to provide "unfettered access for an advance team" to prepare her proposed visit, saying it should include a probe into the..
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Senator Rubio bringing Uighur activist as State of the Union guest

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday he was bringing Rushan Abbas, an advocate for the rights of China's Uighur Muslim minority, as his guest for President Donald Trump's annual State of..
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Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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Clashes as police try to clear Hong Kong protesters after Uighur support rally

Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned..
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Turkish protesters march in support of Uighurs after Ozil comments

Thousands of protesters marched in support of China's Uighurs in Istanbul on Friday and voiced solidarity with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the furore caused by his criticism of China's policies..
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Ozil removed from computer game in China over Uighur comments

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami's eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 computer game in China over his comments about the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslims.
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Daughter accepts EU Parliament prize on behalf of Uighur activist

The daughter of jailed Uighur rights activist Ilham Tohti accepted a European Parliament prize on his behalf on Wednesday, urging lawmakers in an address not to be "complicit in the Chinese persecution..
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Wenger says Ozil must 'accept consequences' of China criticism

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday Mesut Ozil must "accept the consequences" of criticizing China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims, but he defended the star midfielder's right to..
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Pompeo expresses support for Arsenal player in criticism of China's treatment of Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday came out in support of Arsenal player Mesut Ozil for his criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, saying Beijing can censor the team's..
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Indonesia Muslim groups deny China lobbying sways views on Uighurs

Indonesia's biggest Muslim groups have denied that lobbying by Beijing, including tours facilitated by China in Xinjiang, had influenced their stance on the treatment of the region's Muslim Uighur..
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China says Arsenal's Ozil 'deceived by fake news' after Uighur comments

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Arsenal's Mesut Ozil "had been completely deceived by fake news and false statements" after the midfielder criticized the country’s policy toward its Muslim..
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Arsenal-Man City game removed from broadcast schedule by China state TV: report

China's state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday removed Arsenal's Premier League game against Manchester City from its broadcast schedule following Mesut Ozil's messages that criticized the country's policy..
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Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Ozil's comments on China, Uighurs

English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies..
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U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's..
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China official media blasts U.S. Uighur bill, calls for reprisals

Chinese official media excoriated the United States and called for harsh reprisals in editorials on Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation requiring a stronger response to..
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China summons U.S. embassy official over Uighur bill

China summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy on Wednesday to protest against a U.S. House of Representatives bill about Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, state television..
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China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal

China warned on Wednesday that the U.S. House of Representatives bill calling for a tougher U.S. response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will impact bilateral cooperation, casting..
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Trump comments, Uighur bill hurt prospects of U.S.-China deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that a trade agreement with China may have to wait until late 2020 and a House of Representatives bill targeting camps for Muslims in Xinjiang have cast doubt on..
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China says opposes U.S. House bill on Uighurs

China said on Wednesday it resolutely opposes the U.S. House of Representatives' bill requiring the Trump administration to toughen its response to what the bill called China's crackdown on ethnic..
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U.S. House approves Uighur bill demanding sanctions on senior Chinese officials

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Muslim minority, drawing..
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No excuse for silence on China's camps for Uighurs: exiled leader

The exiled leader of China's minority Muslim Uighurs is pressing countries to cut trade links with Beijing, saying the time for business as usual is over.
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Pompeo says documents confirm China committing 'very significant' Xinjiang abuses

Recently leaked documents confirm China is committing "very significant" human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other minority groups in mass detention, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..
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Germany: China must meet its human rights obligations

Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday said China must fulfill human rights obligations as United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other largely Muslim..
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U.S. State Department nominee Biegun says China action against Muslims 'unacceptable'

The nominee for the U.S. State Department's number-two position said on Wednesday he had no reason to doubt reports about China's treatment of ethnic minorities, including the Uighurs, and the..
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Government of China's Xinjiang says leak on Uighur camps 'fake news'

A report in the New York Times that included 400 pages of leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was "fabricated" and prompted by "hostile foreign forces", the government of..
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Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown: NYT

A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times..
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