Members of the Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China announce the alliance’s formation, holding photos of Chinese citizens allegedly persecuted for their faith. Photo: Owen Churchill

American faith groups unite to decry restrictions on religious freedom in China

  • The Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China is formed as global scrutiny grows of the measures the authorities have taken against Uygurs in Xinjiang
  • The alliance wants Trump administration to apply Magnitsky sanctions against Chinese officials
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Members of the Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China announce the alliance’s formation, holding photos of Chinese citizens allegedly persecuted for their faith. Photo: Owen Churchill
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China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters

China shuts Turkey consulate in wake of Uygur row

  • Izmir mission closed down for ‘efficiency’
  • Decision follows war of words between Beijing and Ankara over treatment of Muslim minority population in Xinjiang
Topic |   Turkey

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China has closed its consulate in Izmir, in a move interpreted as a response to comments by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, shown speaking on February 19. Photo: Reuters
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