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Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’

Huawei has worked with at least four partner companies to develop surveillance technologies that claim to monitor people by ethnicity, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Last week, The Post reported that Huawei in 2018 had tested a “Uighur alarm” – an AI facial recognition tool that claimed to identify members […]
Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’
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Huawei reportedly tested facial-recognition technology that could set off a ‘Uighur alarm’ to the Chinese government when the software identified someone from the persecuted minority group

Chinese telecom giant Huawei tested artificial intelligence software that could identify the faces of Uighur minorities and alert them to the government, according to a new Washington Post report. Huawei published a document that detailed its testing of the software, which could set off a “Uighur alarm” when it finds […]
Huawei reportedly tested facial-recognition technology that could set off a ‘Uighur alarm’ to the Chinese government when the software identified someone from the persecuted minority group
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China is reportedly sending Tibetans to work in military-style labour training camps, echoing the persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang

China is rounding up Tibetan farmers, sending them to military-style camps, and putting them to work in industry, according to a Reuters report. Workers are taught “discipline” and “gratitude” to reform “backward thinking,” according to government documents seen by Reuters and a report from Adrian Zenz, a researcher at The […]
China is reportedly sending Tibetans to work in military-style labour training camps, echoing the persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang
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Human rights groups urge Trump to ban Chinese cotton over Xinjiang forced labour camps. The implications of a ban ‘would be enormous’ in Beijing, one expert said.

Human rights groups say US President Donald Trump’s potential ban of cotton products coming from Xinjiang could push China to stop committing human rights violations against minority Muslims. China is one of the world’s biggest cotton producers, and 80% of its cotton comes from the Xinjiang region, where Beijing is […]
Human rights groups urge Trump to ban Chinese cotton over Xinjiang forced labour camps. The implications of a ban ‘would be enormous’ in Beijing, one expert said.
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China’s UK embassy demanded Twitter launch a ‘thorough’ investigation after its ambassador’s account liked a pornographic video

China’s embassy in the UK has demanded an investigation after its ambassador’s official Twitter account liked a pornographic clip and some tweets expressing anti-China sentiment. The BBC reported that Liu Xiaoming’s account liked “a 10-second video posted by an adult-themed page containing clips with Chinese-language descriptions,” as well as critical […]
China’s UK embassy demanded Twitter launch a ‘thorough’ investigation after its ambassador’s account liked a pornographic video
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Here’s why people are furious with Disney’s ‘Mulan’

People are furious with Disney’s newly released “Mulan” movie, and have called for a boycott of it. The movie’s credits thank government agencies in China’s Xinjang region, where millions of Muslims have been detained, surveilled, and subjected to human-rights abuses for years. Reports and watchdogs say people in the region […]
Here’s why people are furious with Disney’s ‘Mulan’
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