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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 08.07.2022

Terry Glavin: Shameful that Canada doesn't stop import of slave goods from China

If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is as concerned as he claims to be about the Chinese regime’s enslavement of the Muslim minorities of Xinjiang, it’s an odd way to show it. The Prime Minister’s Office is refusing to say whether Justin Trudeau has even bothered to read an appeal the prominent Uyghur rights activist and National Basketball Association star Enes Kanter Freedom sent him last month after visiting with MPs and Senators in Ottawa.

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50 Chinese students leave UK in three years after spy chiefs’ warning

Fifty Chinese students have left the UK in the past three years after Britain tightened its procedures to prevent the theft of sensitive academic research, the head of MI5 said in a speech about the espionage threat posed by Beijing.

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13 Years After July 5 Unrest in Ürümchi, UHRP Calls for Safe Haven for Uyghur Refugees

“Saving Uyghur refugees is the least that the world can do for Uyghurs, as we experience the 6th year of an ongoing genocide,” said UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat. “It is urgent that all countries recognise the threat posed to Uyghurs abroad, and develop their own resettlement programs on an emergency basis.”

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The European Parliament has passed a resolution condemning the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen and the other trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Committee

The resolution urges the EU Commission and Member States to introduce Magnitsky sanctions against Hong Kong officials, suspend extradition treaties with the PRC and Hong Kong, introduce lifeboat schemes for Hong Kongers, and for the EEAS to push for the release of the over 800 political prisoners in Hong Kong.

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Tibetans skirt tight Chinese surveillance to mark the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday

Tibetans bucked tight Chinese security and online surveillance to honor the 87th birthday Wednesday of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama with incense and picnics, sources in the region said.Previous years have seen arrests in the weeks around the July 6 birthday and Lhasa and other population centers across Tibet and Tibetan regions of Chinese provinces faced beefed up security this year.

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New report details China’s efforts to control Uyghurs beyond its borders

On a sunny summer day in the South Australia city of Adelaide in late January 2018, scores of community groups marched through the streets in a parade to celebrate Australia Day.Among them was the South Australia Xinjiang Association, a nonprofit organization set up in 2009 that provides a platform for Chinese migrants from the region in northwestern China to meet one another and network.

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The Banality of the Urumqi Massacre

On 5 July 2009, tens of thousands of Uyghurs took to the streets in Urumqi to demand justice for the brutal killing of Uyghurs a few days ago in Shaoguan city, China. The protest initially aimed to express the disappointment of Uyghurs with the government's mishandling of the incident in a peaceful way. It was, however, met with brutal suppression. As a result, more than 156 people died, many were injured, and more than 1400 Uyghurs were arrested.

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