Politics & Diplomacy

Jun 18, 2020

East Turkestan: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Becomes Law

Yesterday, US president Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, making it the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkestan. The law is celebrated by Uyghurs around the world and represents a broad bipartisan commitment by the US government to address one of the worst ongoing human rights crises in the world.  

Jun 18, 2020

East Turkestan: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act...

Yesterday, US president Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, making it the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkestan. The law is celebrated...

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May 28, 2020

Hong Kong: No Longer Autonomous Despite Treaty...

The United States today announced that it would not continue its special trade relations with Hong Kong, announcing that it no longer considers Hong Kong as autonomous from China for trade and economic...

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May 28, 2020

Taiwan: UK Backs Participation in INTERPOL

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has declared support for Taiwanese participation in INTERPOL as an observer for the 89th session. Foreign Minister for Asia Nigel Adams stated that British policy...

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May 15, 2020

East Turkestan: US Senate approves Uyghur HR ...

On 14 May the US Senate approved a bill titled ‘Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020’ which condemns the Chinese Communist Party for forcibly detaining more than 2 million ethnic Muslims...

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May 14, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan: UNAMI Chief Calls for Free Expression...

United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) chief Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that freedom of expression and political unity in the Kurdistan region...

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May 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Crisis Affects Election Turnout in...

The recent presidential election in Nagorno-Karabakh took place in spite of the outbreak of coronavirus and calls for postponement. Questions about the legitimacy of the election result have been...

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May 13, 2020

East Turkestan: US Senate Moves to Sanction China...

The US Senate is planning to bring forward legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang region. Senate leaders...

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Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus: EU Softens Report Amid China Pre...

As it becomes more apparent that China is not releasing the true figures behind its own struggle against the coronavirus, the EU has caved under Chinese pressure to alter substantially its report...

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