The first talks between Beijing and the Biden administration concluded Friday in Anchorage, Alaska. Although both sides labeled them constructive, there was no shortage of tough and candid words. Susan Thornton, an American diplomat who formerly served as the assistant…
By PBS NewsHour
A coalition of 180 rights group on Wednesday called for a boycott due to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China.
By Associated Press
Xinjiang, a far western region that borders central Asia, is home to the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group. China denies human rights violations and says its actions in Xinjiang are necessary to counter a separatist and terrorist threat.
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at China on Tuesday by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang region constitute "crimes against humanity" and a "genocide."…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly recognizes Joe Biden as president-elect for the first time, Biden selects Pete Butttigieg for transportation secretary, Congress shows signs of progress on economic relief, Boko Haram claims responsibility for…
By Ben Fox, Associated Press
A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives.
By Juwon Park, Associated Press
Disney is under fire for filming part of its live-action reboot “Mulan” in Xinjiang, the region in China where the government has been accused of human rights abuses against Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities.
In our news wrap Thursday, former Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman told the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr tried to convince him to step down by offering him a different job. Committee Chair Jerry Nadler called the…
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
The U.S. is imposing sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities.
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