Canada votes to recognize China’s CCP treatment of Uighur population as genocide…

Umer Jan attends a rally on 19 February outside the Canadian embassy to encourage Canada in labeling China’s treatment of its Uighur population as genocide.

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.

Full Story: https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/22/canada-china-uighur-muslims-genocide

China – ‘Death is Everywhere’ Millions More Uyghurs Missing…

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017. Photo: Wikimedia

“The situation is much, much worse than what is being reported. The Uyghur people have disappeared. Death is everywhere right now.”

These are the words of Dr Erkin Sidick, a Uyghur American who is the President of the Uyghur Projects Foundation and senior advisor to the World Uyghur Congress.

He claims that the total number of Uyghur detainees in camps in China and those presumed dead now exceeds the total number of Jews detained and killed during the Holocaust – an allegation that dwarfs previous reports on China’s ‘demographic genocide’ in Xinjiang, or what was once East Turkestan.

“This isn’t indoctrination, it’s eradication,” says Sidick.

Full Story: https://bylinetimes.com/2020/08/24/death-is-everywhere-millions-more-uyghurs-missing/

Japan’s Muji Stops Short of Ban on Cotton From Xinjiang, Where Forced Labor is Rife

muji-storefront.jpg | Square One Shopping Centre

Japanese clothing and lifestyle brand Muji says it has stopped exporting cotton sourced in Xinjiang to the United States, but rights groups say the company has done little to remove Xinjiang cotton — which has been linked forced labor by mostly ethnic Uyghur detainees who have committed no crime — from its supply chain.

The company said in comments e-mailed to RFA that since the outgoing Trump administration had banned imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang last month, it had stopped exporting items made with Xinjiang cotton there “to comply with U.S. laws and regulations.”

The ban, which came after reports emerged that the mass incarceration camps in Xinjiang were increasingly linked to lucrative production processes using forced labor….

Full Story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/japan-cotton-02122021141610.html