Yesterday

How Laila Adilzhan, a Kazakh Critic of China, Became an Asylum Seeker in the Netherlands

Activist and Bitter Winter correspondent Laila Adilzhan managed to land in Amsterdam with the help of American friends. It was quite an adventure. Read more on bitterwinter.org


Concerns grow for Australian writer tortured and isolated in Chinese jail

Concerns are growing over the health condition of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who was detained in China three years ago on charges of espionage by the Chinese Communist Party in a closed-door trial, as is common under the totalitarian regime. Read more on thebl.com


Human Rights Watch’s ‘World Report 2022’ Slams China’s Human Rights Record – Vision Times

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent international organization established in 1978, is an organization that, according to its website, “works to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.” Read more on visiontimes.com


NBA’s Golden State Warriors seek distance from Uighur comments

Executive board member Chamath Palihapitiya says he doesn’t care about ‘what’s happening’ to Muslim minority group. Read more on aljazeera.com


Virgin Galactic says that remarks by its chairman Chamath Palihapitiya that ‘nobody cares’ about the Uyghur genocide ‘do not reflect’ the company’s views

Virgin Galactic says it believes in “fundamental human rights” after Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya said “nobody cares” about China’s Uyghur genocide. Read more on businessinsider.com


Beijing Winter Olympics should not be Chinese ‘sportswashing’ opportunity, Amnesty International warns

Countries including the US and UK have announced diplomatic boycotts of the games, refusing to send officials to Beijing, although others, notably France, have said they will attend. Read more on news.sky.com


Winter Olympics 2022: China sells Xinjiang as a winter sports hub

Many foreign firms hoping to ride the Olympics boom are investing heavily in the troubled region. Read more on bbc.co.uk


Olympics-Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games

Athletes travelling to next month’s Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Read more on reuters.com



This week

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche: Statue Removed, Relatives Arrested

Fifteen years after the suspicious death in jail of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, the charismatic Buddhist monk from Kham, the CCP is still afraid of him. Read more on bitterwinter.org


Lawyer Xie Yang Detained by Chinese Secret Agents After Multiple Bouts of Torture and Harassment – Vision Times

In 2017, Xie Yang was arrested by authorities in China, shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an “illegal” anti-Communist Party Read more on visiontimes.com


Golden State Warriors Co-Owner Under Fire for Saying ‘Nobody Cares’ About Uyghurs

NBA team co-owner and billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya is facing internet outrage after declaring that “nobody cares” about the plight of persecuted Uyghurs in China’s far west Xinjiang region. Read more on ntd.com


Warriors part-owner and venture capitalist attempts to clarify scathing remarks on Uyghur Muslims

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Golden State Warriors’ part-owner and founder and CEO of Social Capital, attempted to clarify his scathing remarks about the human rights abuses faced by Uyghur Muslims in China on Monday. Read more on foxbusiness.com


Ingraham encourages Americans to boycott watching Beijing Olympics over China’s human rights violations

In her “Ingraham Angle” commentary on Monday, host Laura Ingraham explained why Americans should shun the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Read more on foxnews.com


Tensions rise between Hong Kong activists and mainland China

Benedict Rogers, Hong Kong Watch, joins Shep Smith to discuss the changes in Hong Kong since China tightened its grip on the territory. Read more on cnbc.com


Arrest blocks Chinese dissident from attending wife’s funeral

A dissident has been arrested in China two days after his wife died in the United States, dashing hopes that he would be allowed to attend her funeral Read more on thetimes.co.uk