The Weekly Brief

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Released on 26.07.2022






Xi Jinping in Xinjiang: Why a Visit Unannounced and Under-Reported


A Uyghur activist looks at the truth behind Xi Jinping’s visit to Xinjiang: peace in appearance only. Why would Xi Jinping hide his visit to “Xinjiang” from his people and the world, and why did the Chinese media not report on it until three days after it began?


Read more: bitterwinter.org



Open letter to UN High Commissioner for human rights


We notice that for a period of time, certain anti-China forces, out of ulterior political motives, have publicly urged you to release the so-called assessment on Xinjiang, which is against the objective facts and confuses right and wrong. We express our serious concerns regarding this.


Read more: chinadaily.com.cn



Drew Pavlou says he is victim of ‘orchestrated campaign’ after arrest over false ‘bomb threat’

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Australian activist Drew Pavlou has said he was the victim of an “orchestrated campaign” before his arrest over a false “bomb threat” after it emerged that human rights leaders and politicians have been receiving emails from an account purporting to be him in recent days.


Read more: theguardian.com



Canada must take action to stop the genocide of Uyghurs in China: Sarah Teich, Daniel Eisen, and Mehmet Tohti in the Toronto Star

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is committing mass atrocity crimes and grave human rights violations against the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang/East Turkestan. The surveillance is so pervasive that the region has been described as essentially an open-air prison.


Read more: macdonaldlaurier.ca



China exploits US social media to push its own Xinjiang narratives, report finds

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using increasingly elaborate online tactics to counter information about human rights abuses in western China’s Xinjiang region in hopes of influencing audiences across the globe, according to a new report.

Read more: rfa.org



Dizzy with success:Xi consolidates repression in Xinjiang


China’s President Xi Jinping undertook what state media have termed an “inspection tour” of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region between 12 and 15 July. Those hoping that this visit would show possible signs of a loosening of the Party-state’s repression in the region have been sorely disappointed. Xi’s visit to the region in fact amounts to a victory lap wherein he not only reaffirmed that the Chinese Communist Party has hewed to the “correct path of solving ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics” but also indicated measures through which it intends to consolidate the perceived gains achieved by Xi’s hard line.

Read more: lowyinstitute.org



Alibaba upgrades Hong Kong listing to woo mainland Chinese

U.S.-listed e-commerce group plans primary listing in financial hub

Under U.S. law, Chinese companies will be kicked off U.S. exchanges within three years if they don't allow U.S. regulators to view their audit records. China and Hong Kong are the only two jurisdictions that refuse to allow the inspections.

Read more: asia.nikkei.com