The top ruling Communist Party official in charge of the zero-COVID policy, Sun Chunlan, told local, regional and municipal governments to “optimize” their attempts to contain the virus on Thursday, saying the response to the coronavirus is now “facing a new situation.”
Uyghur imam sentenced for providing religious instruction to son in Xinjiang
A Uyghur father and son in northwestern China’s Xinjiang province are serving prison sentences for taking part in “illegal” religious education at home, a Uyghur who has knowledge of the situation said.
Memet Musa, a 50-year-old religious cleric from
Uyghur cop’s daughter serving 10 years in Xinjiang prison for viewing Turkish films
The daughter of a Uyghur police officer who has won commendation for detaining Uyghurs in “re-education” programs in China’s Xinjiang region is serving a 10-year prison sentence for watching Turkish movies on her cell phone, the woman’s father
Slave Labor in Chinese Jails: CAG Women Prisoners of Conscience Speak
A CAG member from southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region told Bitter Winter that she worked for nearly 15 hours every day during her detention, and still could not reach the high-quantity quota set by the prison.
Tibetan Woman Dies After Being Tortured in Chinese Custody
A Tibetan herder and mother of three in Nagchu prefecture’s Driru county died in August after being tortured in Chinese custody, while her cousin is still being held by police, rights groups and sources in the region say.
Lhamo, a 36-year-old herder who was detained by police in June, died shortly after being sent to a hospital by police
US House Passes Bill Banning Imports From China Made With Uyghur Forced Labor
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to that would block imports from in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) unless proof can be shown that they are not linked to forced labor.
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was introduced in March, amid growing evidence that internment
New Evidence Further Links Xinjiang Company Sanctioned by US to Forced Labor
New evidence further links a company in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) whose products were banned from entry to the U.S. earlier this month to forced labor supplied by detainees from a local internment camp.
On Sept. 14, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued Withhold Release
Tibetan Woman Jailed in Protest Over Panchen Lama is Released in Failing Health
A Tibetan woman jailed for 15 months for spreading word of a relative’s public call for the release of Tibet’s Panchen Lama has been freed crippled and in failing health after serving her full term in prison, Tibetan sources said.
Dolkar, who was convicted in May 2019 of sharing news amid tight information curbs of the protest by her nephew
Tibetan Farmers, Herders Given Military-style ‘Vocational Training,’ Sent to Jobs Far From Home
Chinese authorities are removing thousands of Tibetan farmers and herders from their traditional livelihoods and subjecting them to forced military-style “vocational” training before sending them in groups to faraway places to work at new jobs, according to a new report released by the Jamestown Foundation.
Tibetan Resistance Fighter Ama Adhe Dies in Dharamsala
Former Tibetan resistance fighter Ama Adhe, who spent more than a quarter century as a political prisoner for her role in fighting off Chinese invaders in eastern Tibet has died in Dharamsala, India, at the age of 88, Tibetan sources say.
Born Adhe Tapontsang in 1932 in Nyagrong, a Tibetan-populated county in western China’s Sichuan
Tibetan Man Dies After Years of Ill Health Following Torture in Prison
A former Tibetan political prisoner has died after suffering years of poor health following his release from a prison term served for challenging Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, Tibetan sources say.
Tsering Bakdro, 51, died on April 26 at his home in Maldro Gongkar (in Chinese, Mozhugongka)