Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Hundreds march in Taiwan to support 12 arrested Hong Kongers

    Hundreds of people marched in Taiwan's capital on Sunday to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong anti-government protesters who were arrested by mainland Chinese authorities in August. ...

  • US says no justification for ‘concentration camps’ in China

    The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining “concentration camps” within its borders. ...

  • China angered as US names Special Coordinator for Tibet

    China accused the United States on Thursday of seeking to destabilise Tibet, after the Trump administration appointed a senior human rights official as special coordinator for Tibetan issues. ...

  • China defends Tibet labour programme, urges against overdoing religion

    Top officials in Chinese-administered Tibet on Thursday defended a vocational training programme that some critics have called coercive, and urged Tibetans not to “overdo” religion, during a briefing with foreign journalists. ...

  • China’s election to UN human rights council draws world-wide ire

    The re-election of countries like China and Pakistan to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) amid opposition from various rights groups drew condemnation from various quarters on Wednesday. ...

  • China and Russia win seats on UN Human Rights council

    China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the UN’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. ...

  • NS Venkataraman QUAD should accord recognition to Taiwan

    The Foreign Ministers of Japan, Australia, USA, and India have now met at Japan under the banner of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) to discuss the future strategies and plans to ensure security in the Asia-Pacific Region. ...

  • China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang, say researchers

    China is running hundreds of detention centres in northwest Xinjiang across a network that is much bigger than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday by an Australian think tank. ...

  • China sharply expands mass labour programme in Tibet

    China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural labourers off the land and into recently built military-style training centres where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a programme in the western Xinjiang region. ...

  • US House passes China forced labour bill near unanimously

    The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted near unanimously to pass legislation to restrict imports of goods made using forced labor from China, as lawmakers look to address the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. ...