An angry crowd clashes with Chinese paramilitary police in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

Australia urges China to let Uygur mother and child leave the country and relocate

  • Canberra has traditionally been keen to avoid friction with its biggest trading partner, but tensions between the two countries have escalated
  • Beijing defends its use of internment camps in Xinjiang, which it says are necessary to counter religious extremism and terrorism
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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An angry crowd clashes with Chinese paramilitary police in Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear stand guard at the entrance to a large mosque in the centre of Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in July 2009. Photo: Reuters

China slams Australian broadcaster over Xinjiang report as universities investigate claims

  • Two Australian universities say they will review ties to Chinese tech companies implicated in rights abuses in the semi-autonomous region
  • The Chinese embassy in Australia has pushed back against the ABC’s Four Corners programme, saying it misled audiences with ‘absurd logic’
Topic |   Australia

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Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear stand guard at the entrance to a large mosque in the centre of Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in July 2009. Photo: Reuters
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