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# Xinjiang

Last year
US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.
China shuns cooperation with UN human rights office over report into treatment of Uighur Muslims
The report accused China of serious human rights violations against Uighurs and other mostly-Muslim ethnic groups.
China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.
Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps
The files were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.
Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.
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China committed genocide by preventing births in the Uyghur population, report finds
The independent report said that measures used to reduce the Uyghur birth rate included forced sterilisation, birth control and abortion.
Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.
China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.
Chinese companies sanctioned by US government over complaints of Muslim abuse
The United States says 11 companies are implicated in human rights abuses in China.
Eight killed in knife attack on Chinese crowd
Beijing regularly accuses what it calls exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement of orchestrating attacks in the region.
Police shoot six people dead after they 'tried to detonate bombs'
At least 200 people have been killed in the Xinjiang region in the last year.
China places official death toll of 'gang attack' at 96
37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” were killed in the incident last week in Xinjiang.
139 arrested in China for 'spreading jihad'
Beijing has warned of growing religious extremism in the western region of Xinjiang.
China state media says 27 killed in riots
Police shot 10 rioters after nine of their colleagues were allegedly killed in the clashes.
China defines terrorism to win global support
China has authorised new legislature to define and combat terrorism – which is closer in line to international practises – as violent outbreaks continue in the country’s western region.