Debate Goes Dark in Beijing: The Guardian

China’s human rights violations with regard to the ethnic Turkic minority of the Xinjiang province attract international criticism. The Chinese government’s detention of Uighurs into concentration camps was the subject of a segment of a US Democratic presidential debate. China refuses to acknowledge the criticism, and a live CNN broadcast of the debate “went dark in Beijing,” reports the Guardian, shedding light on the government’s official policy of denial and information repression. According to Chinese officials, reports that the country is currently holding more than a million Uighur people in detention camps are “fake news.” The Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, argued that the camps are “education and training centers.” Censorship and denial do not eliminate questions from other nations about the rising superpower. –YaleGlobal

Debate Goes Dark in Beijing: The Guardian

US presidential debate goes dark in Beijing as focus turns to China’s detention of Muslim minority population
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Read the article from the Guardian about China’s censorshp of the US democractic presidential candidate debate.

 Human Rights Concerns -	End of term limits for president  -	National Supervisory Commission, empowered to detain incommunicado anyone exercising public authority for up to six months in a system called “liuzhi.” -	Repression, detention and systematic abuses against the 13 million Turkic Muslims -	Undermining autonomy for Hong Kong -	Arbitrary detention and imprisonment for human rights defenders -	Mass surveillance systems -	Censorship for the media, the internet and higher education  -	Pressure on foreign companies to comply with China’s side on disputed policies  -	Crackdown on Christian churches in Henan -	Land grabs in Tibet -	Curtailment of women’s rights due to gender-ratio imbalances -	Lack of protections for LGBT community -	Forcible return of refugees to North Korea -	Block actions on human rights concerns at the UN Security Council

(Source: Human Rights Watch World Report 2019)

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