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The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

The US has imposed visa bans and asset freezes on senior Chinese officials including the chief of the Communist Party, in response to 'horrific' abuses against Uighur Muslims

What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

James Snell

What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

Comment: UK sanctions on Saudi and Russian individuals are encouraging but will do little to the punish the regimes that allowed these abuses to happen, writes James Snell.

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The New Arab Staff

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in <em>Uighur</em> camps'

The New Arab Staff

US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in Uighur camps'

A shipment of almost $1 million worth of hair products were seized by US customs, on suspicions they were made in forced Uighur labour ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu doubted Kushner’s ability to lead peace plan: Bolton

John Bolton claims PM Benjamin Netanyahu was shocked at the appointment of Trump's son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to lead the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton

Bolton alleges that Trump's focus on winning a second term was the driving principle of his foreign policy.

Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

Trump's announcement came as an explosive new book by John Bolton claimed the president told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he approved ...

The New Arab

Trump to sign bill condemning China over Uighur crackdown

Donald Trump is set to sign legislation calling for sanctions against Chinese officials deemed responsible for Uighur abuses.

China sentencing <em>Uighur</em> Muslims in 'sham trials': report

The New Arab Staff

China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

Detainees are forced to pick from a list of crimes including praying, wearing a headscarf, and traveling abroad, a new report has said.

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

To stop <em>Uighur</em> abuses, hit China where it hurts

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced ...

US Congress ramps up China pressure over <em>Uighur</em> camps

The New Arab & agencies

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

The New Arab

Turkish soldiers injured in blast in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

The New Arab & agencies

Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated ...

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

The New Arab & agencies

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

Turkey envoy slams US senators over <em>Uighur</em> comments

The New Arab

Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Senate approves bill to pressure China over <em>Uighur</em> crackdown

The New Arab

Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill urging President Donald Trump to toughen his response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim ...

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

James Snell

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and harassment, ...

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced <em>Uighur</em> labour

Jan-Peter Westad

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Lawyers and activists are calling for the UK to ban Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over the alleged use of forced labour involving Uighur ...

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