US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Chinese officials pressured some governments not to send delegates to the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event. Photo: AP

‘Stain of the century’: top US diplomat Mike Pompeo lashes out at China over treatment of Uygurs

  • US secretary of state insists Beijing pressured countries into not attending a conference on religious freedom in Washington, but does not say which ones
  • He accuses China’s government of demanding control ‘over the lives of the Chinese people and their souls’
Topic |   Diplomacy

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Chinese officials pressured some governments not to send delegates to the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event. Photo: AP
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Donald Trump and his envoy for religious freedom Samuel Brownback (standing) meet victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office, including Jewher Ilham (far right). Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump hears ‘tough’ details of China’s Xinjiang camps as he meets detained Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti’s daughter

  • US president has first public meeting with anyone from China’s Uygur community, and makes first remarks on their internment
  • Action needed on China, he is told as he also meets Falun Gong practitioner and Tibetan Buddhist at gathering of victims of religious persecution
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Donald Trump and his envoy for religious freedom Samuel Brownback (standing) meet victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office, including Jewher Ilham (far right). Photo: EPA-EFE
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