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Sep 24, 2020 - 12:48 am .- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with forced labor in Uyghur Muslim internment camps in China’s Xinjiang region.
Sep 22, 2020 - 12:25 pm .- The government of China's Xinjiang autonomous region has acknowledged that birth rates there fell by nearly a third in 2018, much of which it attributed to “better implementation of family planning policy”.
Sep 15, 2020 - 11:15 am .- The Department of Homeland Security has moved to block the import of products made with forced labor in detention camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
Sep 11, 2020 - 11:01 am .- At least two U.S. Senators have joined the chorus of outrage against The Walt Disney Company after the company revealed it worked with Chinese propaganda departments in the Xinjiang autonomous region during the filming of Mulan.
Sep 4, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- A Uyghur woman who worked as a doctor in China has told a British news network that she participated in forced abortions and sterilizations at the behest of the Chinese government. 
Aug 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Hospitals in China’s Xinjiang province regularly committ forced late-term abortions on Uyghur women and killed newborn Uyghur babies to enforce China’s family planning policies, according to a former hospital worker in the region. 
Aug 10, 2020 - 07:30 am .- The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals and 74 other religious leaders wrote in a statement released August 8.
Jul 14, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- The State Department on Monday said that Chinese sanctions of U.S. officials will not stop the U.S. from holding China accountable for abuses of Uyghurs.
Jul 13, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- Chinese sanctions against Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Chris Smith, were issued in retaliation for action by the Trump administration last week against four Chinese officials.
Jul 2, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned China’s forced sterilizations of Uyghur women on Wednesday—nine years after he told a Chinese audience that he was “not second-guessing” the country’s one-child policy.
Jun 30, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Trump faces growing criticism for not financially sanctioning senior Chinese officials responsible for what the Congressional China Commission says may be “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang. 
Jun 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Chinese government is forcing Uyghur women to take contraceptives in an effort to slow the growing population. One expert called the campaign "a slow, painful, creeping genocide" of the religious and ethnic minority.
Jun 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A federal religious freedom commissioner has said there is “no excuse” for the Trump administration “delaying action” to place sanctions on Chinese officials for abuses committed against Uyghurs.  
May 28, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The House on Wednesday evening passed legislation to respond to the mass detention and other human rights violations against Uyghurs in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang.
May 20, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Chinese government is attempting to extradite a Uighur man who fled the country to Turkey in 2014, according to a dossier obtained by Axios.
Nov 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Chinese government is defending its policy of mass detention and re-education of Muslims in the country's northwest as an appropriate measure against terrorism, following a New York Times report that showed the direct involvement of senior government officials in ordering the policy.
Oct 8, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The US Commerce Department on Monday added 28 Chinese organizations to a blacklist barring them from buying products from US companies, saying they co-operate in the detention and repression of Uighurs in the country's northwest.
Sep 25, 2019 - 04:16 pm .- As China's detention of Muslims of the country's northwest in re-education camps continues, few countries are openly denouncing the practice in the face of the clout of the world's second-largest economy.
Jul 30, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful, with most of those held having been reintegrated into Chinese society.
Jul 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group in the country's northwest.

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