US prosecutors accused China on Wednesday of spying on pro-democracy activists in the United States and seeking to harass and intimidate a former Tiananmen Square dissident who is running for Congress.
At least 140 retirees in China had their pensions suspended last year—a punishment for refusing to give up their faith. All of them practice Falun Gong, a spiritual meditation system based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. The data comes from Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website dedicated to recording the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Now, NTD hears from one of them who wants to share her story.
A commentator on ESPN compared China’s genocide to sports injuries and GOP voting laws. There is a giant war over giant pandas—US lawmakers attempting to stymie the negative impacts of China’s panda diplomacy. And an Olympic athlete is complaining about water pouring into her apartment. Lots of water. From the ceiling. The apartment is inundated. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week’s China news headlines.
Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power in 1949, it has been employing unethical ways to persecute citizens and suppress spiritual groups. Recently, several reports have confirmed how the CCP is using sexual abuse as a tool for re-educating and transforming prisoners of faith, regardless of their age.
Rooted in atheism and materialism, the communist regime has been brutally suppressing Uyghur Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners for years. Those who refuse to comply with the CCP’s orders are detained and taken to secretive “re-education camps” where they are subjected to unimaginable abuses, including gang rape and electrocution.
Australia – Sky News host Peta Credlin says a “bombshell report” has found the Chinese government is breaching every provision of the UN Genocide Convention.
“Earlier this year, we brought you the horrific details of a BBC report into the systematic rape, torture and abuse of Uighur women, held in prison camps by the Chinese Government,” Ms Credlin said. “Now, another major development”.
SYDNEY—Australian broadcaster SBS said on Friday it would suspend its broadcasts of news bulletins from Chinese state television news services CGTN and CCTV after receiving a human rights complaint.
An SBS spokesman told Reuters that programs from CCTV and CGTN would not air on Saturday and that SBS was reviewing a complaint from a human rights organization.
“Given the serious concerns it raises, and the complexity of the material involved, we have made the decision to suspend the broadcast of the overseas-sourced CGTN and CCTV news bulletins while we undertake an assessment of these services,” SBS said in a statement.
A story on the SBS News website said human rights organization Safeguard Defenders wrote to SBS after Britain’s media regulator revoked the license of CGTN due to “serious non-compliance offences.”
As allegations of human rights violations in Xinjiang mount, with a growing number of Western lawmakers accusing China of genocide, Beijing is focusing on discrediting the female Uighur witnesses behind recent reports of abuse.
Chinese officials have named women, disclosed what they say is private medical data and information on the women’s fertility, and accused some of having affairs and one of having a sexually transmitted disease. The officials said the information was evidence of bad character, invalidating the women’s accounts of abuse in Xinjiang.
Nineteen-year-old Wang Jingyu was summoned back to China from overseas on Feb. 21 after he criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for underreporting Chinese deaths during the June 2020 China-India border clash.
Beijing authorities have since detained his parents, who live in southwestern China’s Chongqing, raided their house, dismissed them from their state-run company positions, and assaulted them, in an attempt to force Wang to stop talking to overseas media and go back to China.
On Feb. 27, Wang told The Epoch Times that he couldn’t reach his parents by phone and was threatened by police from Chongqing that they would do worse to his parents if he doesn’t go back.
A major Chinese study has revealed Beijing’s goals to ‘reduce Uighur population density’ and assimilate minority culture by giving news jobs – often far from home – to thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country.
Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of its Uighur minority as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations.
Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in the north-western Xinjiang province as a genocide against Muslim Uighurs.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau and senior members of cabinet did not attend the vote on Monday. All other Liberal members present voted in favour of the motion, except the foreign affairs minister, Marc Garneau, who abstained on behalf of the government.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless it is certified they are not produced with forced labor, and allow further sanctions against Chinese officials responsible for abuses against Muslims.