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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 29.04.2022

How Russia and China use disinformation to justify Internment Camps

Ian Johnson of the Council on Foreign Relations, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work as a correspondent covering China, told Newsweek that Beijing follows a similar playbook when addressing its handling of the Uyghur ethnic minority. Western nations accuse Beijing of placing these predominantly Muslim people in internment camps in its Xinjiang province, where Human Rights Watch reports some have faced involuntary sterilization, torture, and forced labor.

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Sikyong speaks at panel organized by NED

Dharamshala: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world, held a conversation with Sikyong Penpa Tsering on 26 April, discussing extensively about the development of democratic administration of the Tibetan exile polity.

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Tibet's New College Admission Rules: No University for Dalai Lama Supporters

Candidates will be examined for their “ideological and political morality.” “Separatists” and those involved in “illegal” religion will be excluded.

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China targeted over 5,500 Uyghurs outside its borders with help of MENA

A recently published report by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States (US) revealed that the Chinese government is not just mistreating members of the Uyghur Muslim community within its own borders but also abroad with the help of ally countries.

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China warns “Political Manipulation” as U.N. Official Plans Xinjiang Visit

Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry, confirmed during a regular press briefing in Beijing that Bachelet was set to visit next month, although a precise date was not given."The goal of the high commissioner's visit is to promote exchange and cooperation. We are opposed to political manipulation by exploiting the matter," Wang said as he outlined Beijing's position on the sensitive issue once more.

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Uyghurs keep focus on Xinjiang report, access as UN Rights Chief preps for China Tour

With an advance team for the United Nations human right’s chief’s visit to China next month in the country to prepare for her long-awaited tour, Uyghur activists and other rights groups are pressing for a meaningful investigation of atrocities in Xinjiang and the release of a delayed U.N. report on the region.

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UK: Anti-Slave-Labor, Pro-Uyghur MPs Win a Battle

Facing the prospect of defeat over the next round of ping pong between the Lords and the Commons over an amendment to ensure that UK health services are not tainted by deals with “genocidal states,” government ministers have put a compromise deal on the table, not mentioning “genocide,” but guaranteeing the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking from supply chains.

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