While part of the international community denounces the repression of the Uighur ethnic group in Xinjiang, a region in western China, Uighur "influencers" offer an idyllic vision of their daily life. But a growing number of human rights organisations and the United Nations have documented China’s severe repression of this Muslim ethnic minority.
30 Mar 2021
A growing number of international brands are facing a backlash in China over their support for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province. H&M, Nike, Adidas and Burberry are among the fashion labels to say they will no longer use cotton from the region, because of concerns about forced labour there. Allyson Stewart-Allen of International Marketing Partners says customers and employees are increasingly calling on companies to take a stand on social and environmental issues. Also in the show: traffic begins flowing through the Suez Canal after a week-long blockage.
7 Mar 2021
Tens of thousands of Uighurs have fled to Turkey to escape Chinese persecution. Yet life in exile is challenging.
10 Jan 2021
Volkswagen builds cars in China’s Western Xinjiang region and may be using forced laborers in its work force. The region is home to the Uighur minority, which has been oppressed and imprisoned by the regime in Beijing.
22 May 2020
After disappearing for three years into a Xinjiang prison, Uighur professor Iminjan Seydin has been suddenly released. Now, he is denouncing his daughter's search for answers as "anti-China."