Human Rights Watch urges the UN Human Rights Commission to create a body to investigate allegations, including the mass detention of Uighur Muslims and a crackdown on religious practices that amount to crimes against humanity.
Western governments are seeking to hold Beijing accountable for mass detentions of Muslim Uighurs in northwestern Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
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.
Coalition of over 180 human rights groups says major apparel brands continue to source millions of tons of cotton and yarn from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, where China is accused of forced labour and other rights abuses.
US says Chinese claims to offshore resources across most of the contentious sea are "completely unlawful". Beijing says Washington is trying to sow discord.
Riot police pepper-spray protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district as a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Muslim Uighurs turns chaotic.
Football star Mesut Ozil on Friday accused Muslims of staying silent over what he called China’s persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, prompting anger from China.
Nur Bekri was sentenced by a court in the northeastern city of Shenyang on charges of taking over $11 million in bribes. There was no immediate connection between Bekri’s downfall and China's policy for Uighur Muslims.
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