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The Olympics committee hired a Chinese company that advertises using Xinjiang cotton to make staff uniforms for the Tokyo Games

A 2010 photo of farmers near Hami, Xinjiang, seen pouring sacks of cotton onto a truck. REUTERS China is accused of forcing Uyghur Muslims to work in manufacturing across the Xinjiang region. The US banned Xinjiang cotton imports in January, and major US companies have boycotted using it. Axios reported that Olympics organizers hired a firm that uses Xinjiang cotton to make Tokyo Games uniforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Olympic Committee contracted...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Sports, Trends, Nike, Beijing, News UK, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Taobao, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Worker Rights Consortium


Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


The US is talking to allies about boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics over genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Februay 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The US and its allies are discussing a possible boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics. "It is something that we certainly wish to discuss," the State Department said on Tuesday. China is facing growing backlash over what's widely considered to be genocide against ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, China, US, Sports, International, Trends, Eu, Beijing, Canada, Olympics, Alaska, New York Times, International criminal court, Moscow


China made a 'La La Land'-inspired propaganda musical about the life of Uyghur Muslims, which omits all mention of mass surveillance and oppression

A still from the 2021 Chinese propaganda musical "The Wings of Songs." The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China The state-produced "The Wings of Songs" released in China on March 28. It shows Uyghur Muslims living peacefully alongside Han Chinese people. In reality, Uyghurs are heavily monitored and detained in their homeland of Xinjiang. See more stories on Insider's business page. China released a propaganda musical that purportedly depicts the life ...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Canada, Netherlands, News UK, Un, The New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, Uighur, Istanbul Turkey, Agence France Presse, Murad Sezer Reuters


Sanctions only escalate tensions. It's time to tackle the Uyghurs' plight differently | David Brophy

We have to make a credible case that western opposition to China’s policies is not geopolitical manoeuvring“Wholly counterproductive”, was how Newcastle academic Joanne Smith Finley described China’s sanctions on her, along with a series of British politicians and lawyers, as punishment for their advocacy for the Uyghurs. That was putting it mildly. But is it the case that western sanctions on China will be, by contrast, productive? Sadly, that seems unlikely.International outrage at China’s pol...
Tags: Politics, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Newcastle, Xinjiang, David Brophy, Uyghurs, Joanne Smith Finley


China's foreign ministry took a victory lap after the BBC moved its correspondent out of the country, claiming he was 'smearing' them

BBC China correspondent John Sudworth. BBC News/YouTube China said the BBC correspondent who left the country wrote "fake news with ideological prejudice." John Sudworth had examined the origins of COVID-19 and China's treatment of Uyghurs. The BBC said Sudworth's work "exposed truths" that China "did not want the world to know." See more stories on Insider's business page. China took a victory lap after the BBC moved its correspondent out of the country, claiming he was "smear...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, China, Trends, Bbc, Taiwan, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Xinjiang, Uighur, Chinese Foreign Ministry, BBC World News, Hua Chunying, John Sudworth, CGTN


The BBC moved its China correspondent to Taiwan after Beijing attacked him for reporting on the Uyghurs

BBC China correspondent John Sudworth. BBC News/YouTube The BBC said John Sudworth, its China correspondent, has relocated to Taiwan. It came after China attacked both the reporter and broadcaster for its coverage of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. China also banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country in February. See more stories on Insider's business page. The BBC said on Wednesday that it had relocated its China correspondent to Taiwan, a move that came after Chinese government...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, Trends, Bbc, BBC News, Taiwan, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Shanghai, John, Xinjiang, BBC World News, Global Times, Xinjiang China


Defiant Johnson tells China: ‘I stand behind sanctioned MPs’

Politicians facing Beijing ban for views on Uighurs are welcomed to Rose GardenBoris Johnson has made an orchestrated gesture of defiance to Beijing, and of support for its critics, by on Saturday meeting a cross-party group of MPs and peers sanctioned by China for their stance on human rights abuses in Xinjiang.Barely a month ago, the prime minister declared himself “fervently Sinophile”, determined to pursue trade and investment deals with Beijing “whatever the occasional political difficultie...
Tags: Politics, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Johnson, Xinjiang, Helena Kennedy, Rose GardenBoris Johnson


Nikki Haley says Biden doesn't criticize China by sharing clip from news conference where the president ripped into Xi Jinping

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Matt York/AP Photo Nikki Haley on Thursday accused Biden of thinking it's unnecessary to criticize China. This came after a news conference where Biden said Xi doesn't have a democratic "bone in his body." Haley criticized Biden's stance on China while sharing a clip from the same news conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nikki Haley on Thursday accused President Joe Biden of being weak on China by sharing a selective...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alaska, United Nations, Biden, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump


The Guardian view on China, Xinjiang and sanctions: the gloves are off | Editorial

Beijing wants to silence critics of its treatment of Uighurs. But the impact will be broaderChina’s response to criticisms of horrifying human rights violations in Xinjiang is clear and calculated. Its aims are threefold. First, the sanctions imposed upon individuals and institutions in the EU and UK are direct retaliation for those imposed upon China over its treatment of Uighurs. That does not mean they are like-for-like: the EU and UK measures targeted officials responsible for human rights a...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, China, Religion, US, International Trade, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US politics


UK Covid live: percentage testing positive in England levels off but cases rise in Scotland; R number up slightly

Latest updates: Covid cases plateau in England and Northern Ireland but rise in Scotland over the last week; UK’s R number up to 07-0.9France claims UK will struggle to source second Covid jabsBy how much has UK’s vaccine progress reduced Covid risk?What are the new Covid rules in England from 29 March?Alex Salmond launches new independence-focused political party 2.23pm GMT Almost 100,000 fines have been handed out for breaches of coronavirus regulations since they first came into force la...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Xinjiang, Salmond, BBC Radio, Tom Tugendhat, Uighurs, National Police Chiefs ' Council NPCC


UK Covid live: percentage testing positive in England levels off but cases rise in Scotland, ONS figures reveal

Latest updates: Covid cases plateau in England and Northern Ireland but rise in Scotland over the last weekBy how much has UK’s vaccine progress reduced Covid risk?‘We can’t wait’: outdoor capital of Wales ready for tourists’ returnWelsh tourism sector can start to reopen from this weekendChina sanctions British MPs and others in Xinjiang human rights row 12.10pm GMT Coronavirus cases levelled off in England and Northern Ireland and rose in Scotland last week, the latest data from the Offic...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, China, India, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Ons, Xinjiang, Office for National Statistics ONS


China imposes sanctions on UK MPs, lawyers and academic in Xinjiang row

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith says he will wear the retaliation like a ‘badge of honour’ China has imposed sanctions on 10 UK organisations and individuals, including the former leader of the Conservative party, Iain Duncan Smith, over what it called the spreading of “lies and disinformation” about human rights abuses in Xinjiang.The sanctions are a response to the UK decision to take measures against four Chinese officials on Monday and follow the similar punishment by Chin...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, Religion, Conservative, UK News, World news, House Of Lords, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Islam, Iain Duncan Smith, Xinjiang, Uighurs


China is trying to use the Atlanta and Boulder mass shootings to undermine US criticism of its Uyghur abuse

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-Vice President Joe Biden in California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US has long criticized China's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslims, calling it a genocide. Top Chinese officials are now accusing the US of hypocrisy following two mass shootings. They suggested that the US should not criticize China as it has issues of its own. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is using the recent mass shootings in Georgia and Color...
Tags: Politics, New York, Colorado, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, News UK, Boulder, Xinjiang, Uighur


China is trying to use the Atlanta and Boulder mass shootings to undermine US criticism of its genocide of the Uyghur people

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-Vice President Joe Biden in California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US has long criticized China's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslims, calling it a genocide. Top Chinese officials are now accusing the US of hypocrisy following two mass shootings. They suggested that the US should not criticize China as it has issues of its own. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is using the recent mass shootings in Georgia and Color...
Tags: Politics, New York, Colorado, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, News UK, Boulder, Xinjiang, Uighur


UK braced for Chinese retaliation over Uighur abuse sanctions

Analysis: British government will hope a deterioration in relations can be avoidedThe UK government is bracing itself for retaliatory action by China over its decision to impose sanctions on four Chinese officials in response to human rights abuses of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province.The British ambassador to China, Caroline Wilson, was summoned by the Chinese foreign ministry to hear “solemn representations” about the UK sanctions imposed for the mass detention of Muslim minorities. Continue...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, UK News, Xinjiang, Caroline Wilson, Uighurs


Biden administration sanctions Chinese officials for 'genocide' against Uighurs days after diplomatic spat in Alaska

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was involved in a heated exchange with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18. Frederic J. Brown/Reuters The US on Monday announced new sanctions against two Chinese officials for "genocide" in Xinjiang. Human rights groups say China has forced over a million Uighurs and other minorities into camps. The new sanctions came days after Blinken confronted China's top diplomat about human rights abuses. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, Alaska, Chinese communist party, Biden, Xinjiang, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Trump, Uighur, State


UK Covid live: Johnson calls for vaccine 'cooperation' and says third wave now hitting EU will affect Britain

Latest updates: prime minister says UK will feel effects of third coronavirus wave ‘in due course’Britain urges EU to meet commitments on Covid vaccine suppliesEU export ban would delay UK Covid vaccine drive by two months‘A class act’: Chris Whitty, the calm authority amid the Covid crisisAZ vaccine 79% effective with no increased blood clot risk – US trialCoronavirus – latest global updates 1.15pm GMT Boris Johnson has been speaking to broadcasters at the BAE Systems factory he was visiti...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, US, Eu, UK News, Britain, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Xinjiang, Keir Starmer, Lancashire, Foreign Office, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


Biden says he's 'proud' of his secretary of state for confronting China's top diplomat in a heated debate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronted China on human rights abuses in the first high-level talks between the US and China under the Biden administration. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Biden on Friday expressed pride in Blinken for confronting Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Blinken and China's top diplomat engaged in a lengthy verbal spat on Thursday. The secretary of state called out China for human rights abuses and defended America's record. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Associated Press, State Department


10 Things in Politics: AOC's road ahead

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:AOC says fans worried about her future need to quit pining for the "one" and get working themselvesAtlanta officer says "everything is on the table" after backlash to oth...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, Politics, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Barack Obama, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana


Boris Johnson's defence plans leave the threat from China 'unchecked' warns Conservative MP

British MP Tobias Ellwood walks outside the Houses of the Parliament in London, Britain August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Tobias Ellwood, chair of the UK's defence committee, said the UK's new foreign policy roadmap failed to address the growing threat of China. 'China will be delighted that yet again they can continue exploiting our weak rules-based order,' he said. Ellwood also condemned Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's comments that Brita...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, London, News, China, Nazis, Russia, Trends, Beijing, Britain, Xi Jinping, Ministry Of Defence, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson


US sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials ahead of a high-level meeting with Chinese diplomats

Thousands take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020. Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Washington has sanctioned 24 officials over Beijing's ongoing crackdown on Hong Kong. This move comes as US Sec. of State Antony Blinken prepares to meet top Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Those sanctioned include senior members of the Chinese parliament and Hong Kong police officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is expressing its displeasure...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Politics, News, Washington, China, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Austin, Beijing, United States, Alaska


Leaked Chinese report suggests it is forcing Uighurs to take jobs thousands of miles away to change the demographics of their homeland

Demonstrations against China's treatment of the Uighurs in Istanbul, Turkey. Murad Sezer/Reuters China is coercing Uighurs to leave Xinjiang on job-transfer schemes, a leaked report shows. The report, meant for Chinese officials, said transfers "meld and assimilate Uighur minorities." Beijing considers Uighurs a terror risk and has worked to erase their culture. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A leaked report for Chinese officials suggests Beijing is offering Ui...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Canada, News UK, Xinjiang, Uighur, Nankai University, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Adrian Zenz, Artux, Bill Bostock, Zenz


Libs Dems warn China over 'international bullying' after sanctions threat

Chinese newspaper said countries that boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over treatment of Uighurs would face retaliationThe Liberal Democrats have warned China against “international bullying” after a call by UK MPs for countries to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics was met by a warning of potential sanctions.Last week, Ed Davey, the Lib Dem leader, joined with the Labour MP and former Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant in demanding that the government and the British Olympic Association act...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, Sport, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Winter Olympics, Xinjiang, Olympic Games, British Olympic Association, Chris Bryant


Biden cannot rely on America's European allies to stand up to China

Business Insider Getty ANALYSIS: Biden risks an early rift with America's European allies, over their relations with China. Europe has signed a pact with Beijing despite warnings from the White House. The President must look to other countries to form an alliance against Chinese authoritarianism.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The EU's High Representative, Josep Borrell, has previously described the EU's global diplomatic strategy as Europeans doing it ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Politics, White House, China, Angela Merkel, Politico, US, America, Trends, Eu, European Union, Analysis, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping


10 Things in Politics: Senators were just steps away from rioters - A thief hit the Biden campaign

C-SPAN Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:We now know lawmakers barely avoided the Capitol riotersThieves stole at least $2.7 million from federal political committeesBrad Parscale is back in the Trump orbit1. GRAPHIC NEW DETAILS ON THE INSURRECTION: House Democratic impeachment manager...
Tags: Transportation, Utah, Politics, Hollywood, Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, White House, Trends, Beijing, Alaska, House, Burma


UK ministers accused of cynically blocking clear vote on genocide

Amendment would have given UK courts a role in determining if genocide is taking placeMinisters have been accused of making a “mockery of democracy” by blocking a clear vote on giving the UK courts a role in determining whether a genocide is taking place.The issue, wrapped up in the trade bill, will now return to the Lords where the proposal for a role for the UK courts – driven by allegations that Uighur Muslims are suffering a genocide at the hands of the Chinese government – is likely to be i...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, China, Religion, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, Islam, Iain Duncan Smith, Xinjiang, Chris Bryant, Uighurs


Ministers move to stop backbench revolt over UK courts' role in genocide rulings

Government offers alternative to amendment that could force UK to reconsider trade deals with countries such as ChinaThe government is seeking to fend off a backbench revolt over China by giving the foreign affairs select committee new powers to investigate whether a country is so clearly breaching human rights that the UK should not agree to a free trade deal with it.The proposal is being canvassed as an alternative to a measure which would give the high court the power to make a preliminary de...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, China, Conservatives, UK News, World news, House Of Lords, Asia Pacific, House Of Commons, Islam, Judiciary, Xinjiang, Robert Buckland, Trade Policy


Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he stands by Mike Pompeo's designation that China committed genocide against the Uighurs

Antony Blinken at the White House on January 27, 2021. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Mike Pompeo announced on January 19 that he considered China's treatment of Uighur Muslims genocide. His successor Antony Blinken said Wednesday he agrees with that designation. But it's not clear if the US will punish China as a result of that judgment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Antony Blinken, President Joe Biden's newly-confirmed secretary of state, said W...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Washington Post, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Getty Images, Beijing, Washington Dc, News UK, Un, State Department, Biden



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