6 mn read In an interview with the Deutsche Welle, Hong Hsiu-chu, former vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of China on Taiwan and former chairwoman of the Kuomintang, questioned the authenticity of the reports “forced labor of Uyghurs” and the “killing of Uyghurs” by the Chinese Communist regime in Xinjiang, when asked about the detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps. Hong stressed that she will be visiting a re-education camp in Xinjiang this year and that she believes that seeing is believing. In response, Eat News interviewed many Uyghur leaders, who severely condemned Hong’s remarks.
3 mn read Last week, a global summit on climate change, organised by the UK, saw 35 countries come together to discuss, in the run-up to the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in November. But while an invitation was extended to China, its absence was clear. The UK’s ignored invite has been the latest stab in the political joust over human rights in recent weeks. Tim Summers, former British consulate-general in Hong Kong, said: “The tit-for-tat sanctions…have clearly damaged the UK-China relationship.”
3 mn read Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film “Mulan” is receiving mixed reviews in the United States after its Disney+ release on September 4. The movie has faced criticism for reasons varying from the filmmakers’ decisions in changing aspects of the original characters, soundtrack and battle scenes from the 1998 animated version.
4 mn read There is often a lot of excitement associated with releases of Disney films, and Mulan was no different. The long-awaited live action remake of Disney’s Mulan finally opened in the Mainland of China this weekend following a straight to streaming release on Disney+ in other countries earlier this month. Despite how anticipated Mulan was with many Disney fans, potential bad publicity was never far behind any promotion of the film. In 2017, an article pointed out that Disney’s choice of actress to play the titular role, American Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, was at least at the time considered as one of China’s worst actresses according to Douban, a Chinese IMDb-style website.
2 mn read The Global Times, which is considered as the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) propaganda, published a story that quoted spokesman for China’s Xinjiang province to respond that Memet Abdula, 71-year-old, the former chief of Xinjiang Forestry Department, was involved in bribery and separatist advocate. Memet Abdula’s daughter, Subi Mamat Yuksel, told Eat News, “My father has never committed any crimes and has spent his life doing valuable work.
4 mn read Chen Quanguo, who ran a repressive regime as secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Tibet Autonomous Region, was reassigned to Xinjiang in August 2016 to implement a series of concentration camp policies modeled on those of Nazi Germany during World War II. Chen ordered that the Uyghur elite be sent to concentration camps, even former Uyghur officials under CCP’s power. One of the official was former Chief of the Xinjiang Forestry Department, Memet Abdula, whose daughter, Subi Mamat Yuksel, is currently seeking help in the United States.