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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 26.08.2022

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet under ‘tremendous pressure’ to deliver delayed Xinjiang report

The UN rights chief said Thursday she was facing “tremendous pressure” over a long-delayed report on China’s Xinjiang region and admitted that she was uncertain when it would appear.

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Made in China: How the UK is decoupling from Chinese technology

The security services, parliamentarians and pressure groups are getting increasingly nervous about the role Chinese technology plays in national life. Founded in 2001, Hikvision remains the world’s leading producer of CCTV cameras and maintains close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP.)

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PRC Efforts to Manipulate Global Public Opinion on Xinjiang

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) actively attempts to manipulate and dominate global discourse on Xinjiang and to discredit independent sources reporting ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity conducted against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Chinese authorities arrest Tibetan man for having a photo of the Dalai Lama

Chinese authorities in Tibet have detained a Tibetan man for possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s foremost Buddhist spiritual leader who has been living in exile since 1959, RFA has learned.

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Chinese govt account tries to pass off bridal wear from a Karachi fashion show as ‘traditional Uyghur dress’

On August 24, the Chinese Ambassador to France’s official Twitter account tried to pass off the bridal wear from Karachi as the traditional dress of Uyghurs. They published a photograph from a fashion show in Pakistan with hashtags #costume #Xinjing asserting it was a traditional dress of Uyghur Muslims.

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At Some Point You Will Forget Who You Are’: Xinjiang Concentration Camp Survivor

In this special episode, we sat down with Tursunay Ziyawudun, a Xinjiang concentration camp survivor. She recounts her experience inside the camp, how she got out, and what her decision to speak out is costing her family. Translating for her is Mr. Weli

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How China’s Propaganda Influences the West

The Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machine has had a busy year. Two weeks before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin declared that their countries’ friendship has “no limits.”

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