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Jan 21, 2021 - 02:45 pm .- President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State agrees with his predecessor’s declaration that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is committing genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang.
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:18 am .- The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against humanity.
Dec 15, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but left the complaint open for the possibility of future action.
Dec 14, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- After legislation aiming to counter forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang saw success in the U.S. House of Representatives, significant corporate lobbying has targeted the legislation in the Senate.
Nov 19, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The U.S. will be working against the use of technology to suppress religious minorities, the religious freedom ambassador announced this week.
Nov 13, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan proposal contains a birth policy with an emphasis on eugenics, a China scholar said this week.
Oct 28, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide. 
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.  

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