China Cables / Impact
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Sep 01, 2022
A damning assessment by the office of the U.N. human rights chief that calls for immediate end to “systems of arbitrary detention” of Muslim minorities ignites Beijing fury.
May 24, 2022
UK, US and Germany say Xinjiang Police Files offer ‘shocking’ new evidence of China’s human rights abuses
Officials from around the world renewed calls for an official investigation into the treatment of Uyghurs in China after a leak of confidential government records and chilling photographs taken inside internment camps in Xinjiang.
Jul 15, 2021
Diplomatic measures, sanctions, targeting forced labor, calls for investigations and a 2022 Olympics boycott, and other efforts to stop Beijing’s campaign against Uyghurs appear to have little effect.
Mar 22, 2021
The rare, coordinated effort has triggered a strong reaction from China, which retaliated with tit-for-tat sanctions against European politicians and scholars.
Nov 24, 2020
Leaked Chinese government documents published by ICIJ were part of evidence submitted to the International Criminal Court by two Uighur activist groups.
Jul 30, 2020
China launched a propaganda blitz after media reports exposed mass detention and repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, according to a new report.
Jul 09, 2020
Zhu Hailun - one of four officials to be sanctioned - was revealed in the China Cables investigation as the signatory to the sweeping extra-judicial internment and indoctrination plans.
Jun 23, 2020
US President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against China over the mass detention of Uighurs — on the same day a former adviser claimed the president cheered the detention camps.
Jun 11, 2020
ICIJ's China Cables investigation was awarded top honors at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Dateline Awards in Washington, D.C.
May 28, 2020
Two U.S. government bodies have imposed new sanctions against Chinese officials and companies, but experts say the rules are being circumvented.
May 15, 2020
If enacted the bill would give the Trump Administration 180 days to report Chinese officials responsible for mass internment camps and other abuses in Xinjiang
Dec 19, 2019
Pressure continues to grow on the Chinese government, with calls for asset freezes and Winter Olympics boycotts over its treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.
Dec 04, 2019
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for mass detentions and other human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.
Nov 26, 2019
Governments across the world expressed deep concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in the region following the publication of the China Cables.