Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Xinjiang

It’s in the Genes – is it?

DNA profiling generates genetically imagined communities, as the search moves from individual to family, community and race 

Uyghurs going under

Massive crimes against the Uyghurs are in focus as Western nations and human rights groups take on an unyielding China

Sandstorm sweeps China

The impact was felt across most of northern China. Measurements of the Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeded the hazardous level for particles associated with airborne sand and dust.

Apple’s supplier in China accused of using forced Uyghur labour

This is not the first time Apple's supply chain has been linked to alleged forced labour from the Xinjiang region, said the The Washington Post which first reported the TTP findings this week.

China’s Alibaba pushed software that identifies Uighurs: Report

Alibaba did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment but the Times report said the function was only used in a testing capacity and was never offered beyond that.

US official says UN has ‘lack of curiosity’ on Xinjiang

The UN is “failing to speak out about the situation in Xinjiang, failing to demand access in a meaningful way and to investigate these very serious and credible allegations.”

‘My family members were abducted after I became vocal about Uyghurs’

"I established a campaign for Uyghurs. All because of my activism, and just because I was very vocal about what is happening in my homeland, my sister and my aunt were abducted."

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