Today

Lawmakers form bipartisan caucus to confront China on Uyghur treatment

It aims to “support legislation aimed at addressing the largest coordinated human rights abuse campaign of the 21st century.” Read more on axios.com


Outspoken billionaire Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years in China

Sun Dawu has in the past been vocal in criticising authorities and has spoken out about human rights. Read more on bbc.co.uk



Yesterday

Jersey Shore Congressman pushes to move 2022 Winter Olympics out of China

There is continued push to move the 2022 Winter Olympic games out of China and to another country with timing increasingly running out for such a move to happen. Read more on wobm.com


Coca-Cola, which opposed Georgia’s voter law, dodged questions on Chinese repression

“For many American corporations it is business as usual when it comes to China,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Tuesday during a hearing of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Read more on newsweek.com


Coca-Cola, Visa reps refuse to condemn China’s treatment of Uyghur people, Cotton calls it ‘pathetic’

Representatives from several major companies on Tuesday declined to denounce the genocide against the Uyghur people in China when directly asked by Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton. Read more on foxbusiness.com


Hong Kong Alliance fined HK$8,000 over unlicensed operation of Tiananmen Massacre museum

Magistrate Jacky Ip opted to impose a fine over the illegal operation of the June 4th museum in Mong Kok because it was the Alliance’s first offence, they pleaded guilty, and acted swiftly to shut the premises down. Read more on hongkongfp.com



This week

International Religious Freedom Summit: Why It Was A Great Success

In the main sessions and side events, speakers talked about religious persecution around the world, with China as the most blatant case, but less well-known situations were also presented. Read more on bitterwinter.org


Macron promises closer ties with Japan to oppose Chinese expansion in the Pacific

President Macron has pledged to bolster France’s security ties with Japan as western allies pivot to the Pacific to try to counter Chinese expansionism. Read more on ft.com


The Times view on the oppression of Uighurs: China’s Sycophants

A vital principle of the Enlightenment is religious liberty. Yet religious persecution is rampant across the globe. Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Fact check: China parenting policy says couples can have 3 children, up from 2

China’s decades-long child-limit restrictions on couples have generated controversy and misinformation on social platforms. Read more on usatoday.com



Last week

Xinjiang’s EU trade is booming, despite political forced labour concerns

Some volatility in figures to be expected but debate on labour appears to be having little impact, analysts say. Read more on scmp.com


Marco Rubio warns Chinese regime: ‘Must release all Falun Dafa practitioners in prisons throughout China’

On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) issued a statement commemorating the fallen victims and demanding that the Communist regime release all imprisoned Falun Dafa practitioners. Read more on thebl.com


Free speech or secession?

Three Hong Kong judges will rule on Tuesday whether the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our Times” is a call for secession when they deliver a verdict on charges against a man arrested at a demonstration last year. Read more on reuters.com


U.S. lawmakers accuse IOC of setting

Lawmakers are calling on the IOC to postpone or relocate the scheduled 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing unless China ends it genocide against the Uyghurs. Read more on newsweek.com


Nina Shea on Why The US State Department Should Recognize China’s Genocide Against Falun Gong – David Alton

Secretary of State Blinken should promptly act to include Falun Gong in the department’s genocide determination citing China. New evidence, deemed “credible” by a dozen official U.N. human rights experts from various parts of the world, supports the finding that Beijing is extrajudicially putting to death large numbers of Falun Gong prisoners—as well as some Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, and House Church Christians Read more on davidalton.net