Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • 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. ...

  • Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrests owner

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a security law on the city. ...

  • Pakistan demands Kashmir action while ignoring China’s Uyghurs

    Even as Pakistan this week drew international attention to the plight of Muslims in Indian Kashmir, Islamabad stayed conspicuously silent about another embattled Muslim community -- China's Uyghur population. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Expansionist greed of Chinese government — A pain in the neck for the world

    It is sad that the present Chinese government has become a pain in the neck of the world, and that the Chinese government does not seem to mind this. ...

  • US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

    The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. ...

  • US sanctions more Chinese companies over China’s treatment of Uyghurs

    The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights violations in connection with China’s treatment of its Uyghurs in Xinjiang in western China to the US economic blacklist. ...

  • US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet: Pompeo

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing what he called human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Tibetan areas, said the United States would restrict visas for some Chinese officials because Beijing obstructs travel to US citizens. ...