Xinjiang

    • China imposes new sanctions on US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang

      China imposes new sanctions on US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang

      China announced new sanctions today against US and Canadian officials in a growing political and economic feud over its policies in the traditionally Muslim region of Xinjiang. A statement from the Foreign Ministry on Saturday said the head of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Gayle Manchin, will be barred from visiting mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao, and having any dealings with Chinese financial entities.

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    • China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      Chinese authorities are reportedly installing surveillance apps on tourists’ phones at certain border crossings that collect data and scan for a wide range of files. The finding is a result of a The New York Times, Vice's Motherboard, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung and the German broadcaster NDR's joint investigation into the methods used by China in its Xinjiang region, where the government has ramped up surveillance targeting its Uighur Muslim minority, forcing thousands into "reeducation" camps.

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