@MarshaBlackburn @marcorubio to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: “it is our understanding that the NBA has not been forthcoming with members of the Senate regarding questions surrounding the NBA’s relationship with the Xinjiang basketball academy. If true, this is unacceptable.”
I shudder to think what Chinese officials are now doing to this Uighur detainee after he smuggled out video and text messages detailing the brutal conditions in which Beijing has detained one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang.
The total freight volume by trains passing through Horgos station in northwest China's Xinjiang reached 3.3 million tonnes in Jan.-July period, up 55.3 percent year on year, according to local customs data
On Wednesday, the Chinese mainland reported: - 37 new #COVID19 cases: 7 imported cases and 30 domestically transmitted cases (27 in Xinjiang, 3 in Liaoning) - 837 active cases in total, including 34 in critical condition - 20 new asymptomatic cases
On Wednesday, the #Chinese mainland reported: - 30 local transmissions (27 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, three in Liaoning) - Seven #COVID19 cases from overseas - 837 active cases (34 in critical condition)
The U.S. has blacklisted Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and two current and former officials, as human-rights groups call for action against abuses of China’s ethnic Muslim population
If you're following the Erik Prince controversy, you'll enjoy a new highlight clip from my interview with him, in which I ask why he's building 'training facilities' in Xinjiang, where a million Uighur Muslims are in camps, and he tries & fails to deny it:
Publicly, Chinese officials say the Xinjiang camps provide job training. But privately, the documents show, they used words like "virus," "infected" and "eradicate" to justify mass detentions and plotted how they would manage and intimidate families that were torn apart.
CNN live feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing. Candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. #PresidentialDebate
CNN traveled to China’s Xinjiang province to try to investigate facilities that the US says are detention camps. But, as explains, the team was followed, harassed and delayed by authorities from the moment they arrived: