Uyghurs Current Affairs, GK & News

China announces Sanctions on British Individuals & entities

China has announced sanctions on relevant British individuals and entities on March 26, 2021. Highlights As per the statement of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, United Kingdom had imposed unilateral sanctions on relevant Chinese individuals and entity citing human rights issues in Xinjiang. So, this move by China is based on lies and disinformation. As per ..

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Trump signs bill focusing on human rights crisis in Xinjiang

The US President Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020. This makes the US the first country to enact law to address the human rights crisis in East Turkistan. It holds accountable the perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses such as the use of indoctrination camps, forces labour and intrusive surveillance ..

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Principle of informed consent: China’s genetic research on its ethnic minorities

Scientists have raised concern regarding the increasing focus of Chinese research articles on the genetics and personal information on its ethnic minorities like Uighurs and Tibetans. The report indicates that these studies make use of Tibetan subjects more frequently (40 times more likely) than Han subjects. Uighur subjects were 30 times more frequently used than ..

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Ilham Tohti wins 2019 Sakharov human rights prize of European Union (EU)

Ilham Tohti, an academic jailed for separatism in China, has been awarded the European Parliament’s top human rights prize ‘Sakharov’  in recognition for drawing attention to ethnic tensions in Xinjiang. Tohti is from the Uighur minority & has been a fierce critic of China’s treatment of the Uighur people. He was sentenced to life imprisonment ..

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Xinjiang evinces interest to trade directly with India

China’s Muslim dominated, Xinjiang Uyghur province looks effervescent to open up direct border trade with India. Currently, trade is carried out through Pakistan as there are no border posts. India and Xinjiang traders meet annually at Rawalpindi to discuss the trade volume and items. Xinjiang in keen on developing direct trade links between New Delhi ..

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