The move came after China announced targeted sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body who had denounced Beijing's treatment of them and other minorities.
Top ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing among other apps drop H&M from its listings, joining a backlash over comments made by the Swedish fashion retailer last year about alleged labour abuses in Xinjiang Uighur region.
A genocide is currently being carried out against the Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims says the motion that was passed in 266-0 vote. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from the vote.
The BBC also came under renewed fire from Chinese officials after Britain’s media regulator concluded that China’s Communist Party was the ultimate editorial authority for CGTN.
Twitter's suspension of the embassy's account came a day after the Trump administration, in its final hours, accused China of committing genocide in Xinjiang, a finding endorsed by the incoming Biden administration.
Emma Reilly, an OHCHR employee and human rights lawyer, accuses the UN of trading the background information of dissidents with China in what has been dubbed a name-sharing scandal.
FM Dominic Raab says UK will introduce new rules for firms to try to prevent goods linked to alleged forced labour of Muslim Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Meanwhile, Beijing warns London not to interfere in its affairs.
Rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim people in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang have been incarcerated in camps in a bid to root out Islamic customs and forcibly integrate minorities.
Researchers and activists slam an official tweet that points out how Chinese policies led to a decline in the minority population.
The letter sent by right groups to the International Olympic Committee says the IOC has “turned a blind eye to the widespread and systematic human rights violations being committed by the Chinese authorities.
International Criminal Court says it is unable to act because alleged acts happened in China, which is not a signatory to the global court. Meanwhile, a US-based think-tank says over 570,000 Uighurs are involved in coerced labour in the area.
While the pope has spoken out before about the Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, and the killing of Yazidi by Daesh in Iraq, it was the first time Pope mentioned the Uighurs.
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