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China’s Xinjiang Detention Camps May Face UN Investigation

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Several human rights groups recently asked that the UN pass a resolution which would allow a fact-finding mission in the Chinese province of Xinjiang (Amnesty). This demand came due to China’s crackdown on the Uigher population, a minority of Turkic-speaking ethnically Chinese citizens who practice as Sunni Muslims (Bloomberg). The Uighers make up about 40% […]

U.S. to Formally Request Extradition of Huawei Official

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Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech company Huawei, in December on charges of violating American sanctions on Iran (Reuters 1).  The United States’ Department of Justice recently stated that it will submit a formal request to Canadian authorities to extradite Meng for trial in the U.S. (AP).  Extradition requests must be […]

China’s Gender Imbalance Fuels Sex Trafficking in Region

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The growing gender imbalance in China’s population is fueling a sex trafficking scheme in the region, according to increased reports of kidnapped women and forced marriages (Economist). Decades of the One-Child Policy and a cultural preference for sons have caused the nation to suffer from a shortage of marrying-age women (Vice). Some Chinese men have […]

Trump Chairs Security Council Meeting

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US President Donald Trump chaired the United Nations Security Council meeting Wednesday morning, September 26 (AP1). This comes after his address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25 (BBC). His address focused on US sovereignty, Iran’s expanding influence and negotiations with North Korea (AP1). He lauded American patriotism, requesting the ability to operate self-sufficiently […]