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China is massively expanding its weather-modification program, saying it will be able to cover half the country in artificial rain and snow by 2025

People on the Bund in Shanghai, China. Yang Jianzheng/VCG via Getty Images China's government has announced that it is expanding its weather-control project, which creates artificial rain and snow, by fivefold. The State Council said Tuesday the project will soon cover 2.1 million square miles and be ready by 2025. That is about 56% of China's entire surface area. China is one of dozens of countries using "cloud seeding" to try and manufacture good weather conditions for crops or to preven...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, Beijing, News UK, Xinjiang, State Council, Cloud Seeding, Beijing China, Ministry Of Finance, VCG, Getty Images China, China s State Council, General Electric China, Bill Bostock


Uighurs forced to eat pork as China expands Xinjiang pig farms

Former detainees say they were forced to eat pork in re-education camps and detention centres.
Tags: China, Xinjiang


U.S. bans cotton imports from China producer XPCC citing Xinjiang 'slave labor'

The Trump administration expanded economic pressure on China's western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, banning cotton imports from a...
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US blocks cotton imports from China region over reported forced-labor abuses

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will block imports of cotton, reportedly produced with forced labor, from China's western Xinjiang region.
Tags: China, US, Cnn, Xinjiang, Trump


Explained: How China is brutally eradicating Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang

The People’s Republic of China is at present concerned in a brutal set of practices in its Xinjiang province that many main human rights...
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China's fake photo of Australian soldier harming child is part of 'dirty game,' Australian special forces soldier says

The image posted on a Chinese government official's Twitter account. @zlj517/Twitter A fabricated image of an Australian soldier harming an Afghan child, published on Twitter by a Chinese official, drew fierce backlash from Australia. China has doubled down on the photo, and an Australian special forces soldier who completed multiple combat tours in Afghanistan told Insider that it was part of a "dirty game." "It looks like they're trying to tarnish us for different transgressions," he...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, News, Australia, China, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Beijing, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Jack Dorsey, Rubio, Morrison


10 things in tech you need to know today

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Google's DeepMind solved the protein folding problem. Its AI program AlphaFold can pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Fcc, China, US, Trends, Biden, Xinjiang, Greylock, Ftc, Josh Elman, Nordic, Deepmind, Amazon Alexa


Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple reportedly lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at preventing them from manufacturing products in China using forced Uighur labor

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights in Hong Kong, China, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple were among the companies that lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at banning US firms from relying on Chinese forced labor, The New York Times reported Sunday. HSBC, American Apparel, and several industry groups also lobbied on the bill, which would ban many goods imported from Xinjiang unless companies prove they weren't made with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Politics, Human Rights, Coca Cola, Washington Post, Senate, China, US, Trends, Nike, House, New York Times, The Times, Retail


Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple among Companies Lobbying against Uyghur Forced Labor Bill

Numerous global supply chains are based in Xinjiang, including for cotton and coal, and China has employed forced Uyghur labor for...
Tags: China, Bill, Xinjiang, Nike Coca Cola Apple, Uyghur Forced Labor


Australian politics live: Twitter flags Chinese government's tweet with fake image of ADF soldier

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.33am GMT Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch in Australia, told Guardian Australia the tweet is “breathtakingly, gobsmackingly hypocritical”.Obviously war crimes ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Un, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party


Pope Francis refers to China's Uyghurs as 'persecuted' for the first time

Pope Francis has for the first time publicly named China's Uyghur minority among a list of the world's persecuted peoples, breaking his silence on allegations of widespread human rights abuses in the country's far-western Xinjiang region.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Pope Francis, Xinjiang, Uyghurs


Pope Francis refers to China's Uyghurs as 'persecuted' for the first time

Pope Francis has for the first time publicly named China's Uyghur minority among a list of the world's persecuted peoples, breaking his silence on allegations of widespread human rights abuses in Beijing's Xinjiang region.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Pope Francis, Xinjiang, Uyghurs


Pope says for first time that China's Uighurs are 'persecuted'

Francis mentions plight of Muslim minority in China, alongside Rohingya and Yazidi, in new bookPope Francis has for the first time called China’s Muslim Uighurs a “persecuted” people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years.In the wide-ranging book Let Us Dream: the Path to a Better Future, he said: “I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi” in a section where he also talks about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries. Cont...
Tags: China, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, Vatican, Pope, Francis, Xinjiang, Uighurs


Chinese state media warns Trump is preparing a 'final madness' on Beijing, as reports say his team are readying weighty sanctions to mark his final weeks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in Beijing. Getty China's state-run Global Times tabloid said that President Donald Trump is likely to unleash a "final madness" against Beijing to mark his final weeks in office. and Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration is planning to sanction entities involved in persecuting Hong Kong and the Uighur Muslims, as well as combating illegal fishing and protecting US tech companies from China. The Global Times said that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, National Security Council, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Xinjiang


Trump is planning a series of confrontations with China in the final weeks of his presidency

U.S. President Trump makes announcement about China at the White House in Washington. Reuters Trump is preparing more sanctions and aggressive moves against China in the final weeks of his administration, according to multiple reports. Officials are looking at a menu of possible actions including sanctions against individuals and institutions deemed as causing harm to Hong Kong and Xinjiang, and blocking US investment in Chinese companies. The Trump administration believes the new moves wi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, Berlin, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Pentagon, Biden, Xinjiang, Defense Department, Trump


Trump insists 'I concede nothing' after tweeting that Biden 'won' – as it happened

The president’s scattershot comments came in a morning Twitter blitz in which he also lashed out at Fox NewsArrests as Trump supporters assemble, rejecting Biden victoryMillion Maga March: Trump fans rage against dying of the lightDemocrats divided: Biden win brings end to uneasy truceSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.21pm GMT Here’s a look at today’s top news lines:• US records 166,000 new Covid cases as states implement new restrictions. The US recorded 166,55...
Tags: Hong Kong, Republicans, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020, Fox NewsArrests


China Muslims: Volkswagen says 'no forced labour' at Xinjiang plant

The car maker defends continued production in a Chinese region mired in allegations of rights abuses.
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China Muslims: Volkswagen says 'no forced labour' at Xinjiang plant

The car maker defends continued production in a Chinese region mired in allegations of rights abuses.
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ICC Uighur genocide complaint backed by parliamentarians around world

‘Chance should not be squandered’ to bring Chinese government to justice, letter statesThe chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has been urged by an international alliance of parliamentarians to accept a complaint alleging genocide by China against its Uighur Muslim minority.The complaint, backed by more than 60 parliamentarians from 16 countries, says the Chinese government may be committing crimes amounting to genocide and other crimes against humanity against the Uighur and ot...
Tags: Law, China, Religion, World news, Asia Pacific, Islam, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Xinjiang, Uighurs, Uighur Muslim, ICC Uighur


US removes shadowy group from terror list blamed by China for attacks

State department says ‘no credible’ evidence the East Turkestan Islamic Movement exists The United States has removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify its harsh crackdown in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.In a notice in the Federal Register, which publishes new US laws and rules, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Friday he was revoking the designation of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a “terrorist organization.” ...
Tags: China, US, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Muslim, Xinjiang, Federal Register, State, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Mike Pompeo, East Turkestan Islamic Movement ETIM, Uighurs


TikTok exec says she 'misspoke' in hearing about the app censoring Xinjiang content

TikTok censored videos related to incidents in Xinjiang to avoid promoting conflict, an executive at the short-form video app told UK lawmakers this week.
Tags: UK, Cnn, Xinjiang


A senior TikTok executive admitted the company used to censor content critical of China, 'specifically with regard to the Uighur situation'

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TikTok used to censor content that was critical of China, a senior executive admitted Wednesday. TikTok's UK director of public policy, Elizabeth Kanter, made the censorship admission while appearing before a UK parliamentary committee on forced Uighur labor on Wednesday.  When asked whether the video-sharing app censors content critical of the Chinese government, Elizabeth Kanter said it us...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Tibet, China, Singapore, Censorship, US, Trends, Conservative, Xinjiang, Trump, Nusrat Ghani, Tiananmen Square, Ghani, Kanter, Tech Insider


Bronze Age travel routes revealed using pioneering research method

Archaeologists from the University of Sydney have reconstructed the ancient seasonal migration routes of Bronze Age herders in Xinjiang, north-western China. Published in the high-ranking journal PLOS ONE, their research was the result of innovative methodology. To determine snow cover and vegetation cycles, crucial to the survival of Bronze Age people and their flocks, they examined both satellite imagery and archaeological evidence, as well as interviewing modern-day herders.
Tags: Science, China, Xinjiang, PLOS ONE, University of Sydney


Man 'forced' to inform on fellow Uighurs for China is shot in Turkey

An Uighur man who claimed to have been forced to inform on fellow Uighurs to Chinese authorities has been hospitalised in a serious condition after being shot in Istanbul, Turkish media reported on Tuesday. Yusufujrang Aimaitijiang had gone outside to get cigarettes when he was shot twice on Monday evening, the private news agency DHA reported. Mr Aimaitijiang suffered injuries to his shoulder and arm while the gunman escaped, the DHA report said. Members of Turkey's Uighur community said Mr...
Tags: News, China, Turkey, Beijing, Al Jazeera, Xinjiang, Istanbul, Afghanistan Pakistan, DHA, Amat, Yusufujrang Aimaitijiang, Aimaitijiang, Yusupjan Emet, Yusuf Amat, Turkey Al Jazeera


China Has Wrecked Two-Thirds Of Uyghur Mosques: Report

“Drawing on satellite imagery, data analysis and on-the-ground reporting, the think tank [Australian Strategic Policy Institute] estimated that, since 2017, 65% of the [Xinjiang] region’s mosques and 58% of its important Islamic sites — including shrines (mazars) and cemeteries — have been either destroyed or damaged.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, China, Xinjiang, Visual, 11.03.20


China reports 49 new coronavirus cases vs 24 a day earlier

China reported 49 new COVID-19 cases for Nov. 2, up from 24 a day earlier, the national health authority reported on Tuesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement 44 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas and the other five were locally transmitted cases in the northwestern Xinjiang region. Among the 44 imported cases, four were on a flight to the central city of Wuhan from New Delhi, India.
Tags: News, China, Xinjiang, Wuhan, National Health Commission


China’s largest recent Covid-19 outbreak 'emerged in Xinjiang factory linked to forced labour'

The biggest coronavirus outbreak witnessed by China in months has been linked to a factory in Xinjiang believed to be run by Uighur people recruited through forced labour. At least 190 cases of the coronavirus were recorded in the western region of Kashgar, with reports claiming the cases originated in a factory under a state-led “poverty alleviation” effort. The outbreak represents the country’s largest cluster of cases since June, when 180 infections were reported in Beijing. State media repor...
Tags: News, China, Xinjiang, Kashgar, Xinhua, Beijing State


Coronavirus live news: Russian vaccine may be available to Moscow residents next month

Moscow creates vaccination network; European Commission head warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Japan passes 100,000 cases US nears 9m casesWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 11.08am GMT Hi everyone. My name is Sarah Marsh and I am taking over the live blog feed today. Please do email or message m...
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Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to 'act urgently'; US nears 9m cases

Head of the European Commission warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Japan passes 100,000 cases; China reports 25 symptomatic new cases, down from the day before.US nears 9m casesWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 5.22am GMT With less than a week to go, Jonathan Freedland is joined by the national a...
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China's most-controlled region is facing the country's biggest coronavirus outbreak in months

Xinjiang, the heavily policed region of western China where the government has been accused of detaining more than a million Muslims, is facing a new coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: China, Cnn, Xinjiang