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China hands Uighur former-government officials death penalty for 'separatism'

Two Uighur ex-government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out "separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for...

Blinken reaffirms Trump-era ruling on Hong Kong autonomy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday reaffirmed a determination made last year by the Trump administration that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous and remains undeserv...

UN negotiating with China for unfettered access to Xinjiang

(Reuters) - The United Nations is holding “serious negotiations” with China for unfettered access to the Xinjiang region to verify reports that Muslim Uighurs are being persecuted, UN Secr...

Xinjiang sanctions landmark moment in global response to China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The genocide of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been high on the agenda of most Western governments for some time now. It has been noticeable...

Chinese hackers used Facebook to target Uighurs abroad, company says

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday (March 24) it had blocked a group of hackers in China who used the platform to target Uyghurs living abroad with links to malware that would infect their devices and ena...

EU to impose sanctions in response to Myanmar coup

The European Union is set to approve sanctions against individuals tied to the Myanmar coup, the bloc's chief diplomat Josep Borrell said Monday as he arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers...

US and China spar over racism at United Nations

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who is Black, clashed with her Chinese counterpart on Friday (March 19) when she described her own experience with racism as a challenge, but said for millio...

US and China clash at UN meeting on combatting racism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States accused China on Friday of committing “genocide and crimes against humanity” against Uighur Muslims and other minorities, and China accused the U.S. of discrimi...

Alaska talks: Is the US trying to turn China into a pariah?

A two-day meeting between top US diplomats and high-level Chinese representatives got underway in Alaska on Thursday, capping off a whirlwind week of Asia diplomacy for Washington. After talks with J...

UK foreign secretary: Democracy in retreat around the world

LONDON (AP) — Democracy is “in retreat” globally and facing the greatest threat since the end of the Cold War, Britain’s Foreign Secretary said Wednesday in a keynote speech describing his country’s a...

EXPLAINER: Stakes high as Moscow opens 1st of 3 Afghan meets

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia is to host on Thursday the first of three international conferences aimed at jump-starting a stalled Afghanistan peace process ahead of a May 1 deadline for the final withdrawa...

EU agrees China sanctions over human rights abuses

The European Union's 27 ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on individuals from China and other countries over human rights abuses, two EU diplomats have said. They will be th...

US designates Huawei, four other Chinese tech firms national security threats

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday designated five Chinese tech firms as posing an "unacceptable risk" to national security. The companies include Chinese telecommunica...

‘Milk Tea Alliance’ blends Asian discontents but how strong is the brew?

Young pro-democracy activists in Asia are displaying solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar under a loose transnational online network called the “Milk Tea Alliance”. But in a regio...

Uighur exiles living in fear in Turkey

"I lost touch with my family five years ago; I only learned of my father's death one year later," a teary-eyed Abdüsükür tells DW. The 32-year-old is based in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu ...