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Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

Senate sends Uyghur forced labor bill targeting China to Biden’s desk

Dec 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday, Dec. 16 banning goods made with forced labor in the Chinese... Read more

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Coptic archbishop: Condemning persecution of non-Christians follows the example of Christ

Jul 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Christians around the world must speak out against persecution of non-Christians, the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London told CNA during... Read more

Senate passes legislation restricting imports from Uyghur forced labor

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bipartisan bill to prohibit goods made by enslaved Uyghurs from entering the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday,... Read more

Tursunay Ziyawudun at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.

Uyghur survivor of China’s detention camps testifies to their brutality

Jul 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A two-time survivor of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang described suffering physical and sexual violence at the hands of camp... Read more

Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

May 18, 2021

Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

Hundreds of Muslim clerics have been detained in China's Xinjiang region

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

New research has shown that amid a widespread “reeducation” effort in a region of China— which the U.S. has designated... Read more

Gulchehra Hoja speaks at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See virtual event on May 11, 2021.

Uyghur journalist: ‘The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule’

May 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Gulchehra Hoja spoke at a virtual event hosted by the U.S. embassy to the Holy See. Read more

Report: China committing 'crimes against humanity' in Xinjiang

Apr 20, 2021

An international human rights organization has declared that China’s actions in the province of Xinjiang amount to crimes against humanity.  Read more

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

China blacklisting companies that have stopped sourcing from Xinjiang

Mar 26, 2021

U.S. companies must stand strong and ensure their supply chains in China are not tainted with forced labor, one human... Read more

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U.S. sanctions Chinese officials connected to ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs

Mar 23, 2021

The U.S., in tandem with Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, on Monday sanctioned Chinese officials in Xinjiang... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican should speak up on China, scholar says

Mar 22, 2021

A Swedish scholar who studies China has called for the Vatican to speak up about human rights abuses by the... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org| The flag of the People's Republic of China. Credit: Gang Liu/Shutterstock

Cardinal Bo urges prayer octave for China

Mar 14, 2021

Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of Yangon on Sunday called for the expansion of a day of prayer for the Church... Read more

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Senator Rubio: China is depriving Uyghurs of their ‘humanity’

Mar 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) lambasted the Chinese authorities for restricting the religious practices of the largely-Muslim Uyghur population, at a... Read more

Chinese flags on barbed wired wall in Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang, China. Credit: Jonathan Densford/Shutterstock

Secretary of State nominee agrees with ‘genocide’ determination for Uyghurs

Jan 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State agrees with his predecessor’s declaration that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is... Read more

Street with market stalls with Chinese flags on every booth, Xinjiang, China. Credit: Chris Redan/Shutterstock

US recognizes China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

Jan 19, 2021

The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against... Read more

Close-up view of the sign of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

International court declines to investigate China for Uyghur persecution

Dec 15, 2020

The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but... Read more

Uighur farmers in Xinjiang Provence, China.

US bill against Uyghur forced labor gets corporate lobbyist attention

Dec 14, 2020

After legislation aiming to counter forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang saw success in the U.S. House of... Read more

CCTV surveillance cameras in Tiananmen Square.

US religious liberty ambassador calls out China for using tech to suppress religion

Nov 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. will be working against the use of technology to suppress religious minorities, the religious freedom ambassador announced this... Read more

The flag of the People’s Republic of China.

China’s five-year plan proposal stresses eugenics in birth policy, says expert

Nov 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan proposal contains a birth policy with an emphasis on eugenics, a China scholar said... Read more

Uighur farmers in Xinjiang Provence, China.

Senators condemn Chinese 'genocide' against Uyghurs

Oct 28, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide.   Read more