RSF_en Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese government to stop persecuting the relatives of US-based journalists employed by Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur-language service and to release those who are detained. Reprisals against relatives is one of the Chinese regime’s favourite methods of putting pressure on its opponents. Li Huaiping, the wife of a New York-based Chinese-American journalist, was kidnapped from her home in the southern city of Guangzhou in September in attempt to stop him publishing revelations about President Xi Jinping. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more A US government-funded broadcaster based in Washington, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported last week that the families of its Uyghur-speaking journalists are the targets of growing harassment by the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang, the northwestern province where this Turkic language is spoken by the province’s Muslim majority. June 10, 2021 Find out more China is ranked very near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries). News At a time when the Chinese authorities are making it increasingly difficult for foreign journalists to report from Xinjiang, RFA’s Uyghur-speaking journalists are a very valuable sources of information about what is happening in the troubled province. ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedHostagesDisappearances Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedHostagesDisappearances In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information RSF said the families of four of its ethnic Uyghur journalists – Shohret Hoshur, Gulchehra Hoja and Mamatjan Juma, who are US citizens, and Kurban Niyaz, a Green Card holder – have been harassed for years and that the harassment has increased in recent months, with several of their close relatives either being arrested or disappearing. to go further News News March 5, 2018 China urged to free relatives of RFA’s Uyghur-speaking journalists News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “Trying to prevent journalists from doing their job by persecuting their families is not only cowardly but also violates both international law and the Chinese constitution,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “The international community must use all possible forms of pressure to get the Chinese government to stop resorting to such cruel reprisals.” Organisation JOHANNES EISELE / AFP The Chinese authorities recently stepped up their religious and cultural persecution of Xinjiang’s Uyghur community on the grounds of waging a “war on terrorism.”
“I gave the task force three tasks, namely detecting firms planning to relocate, analyzing the ease [of doing business] offered by other countries and, importantly, making a decision in a negotiation,” Bahlil stated in a press release on June 19.The establishment of the task force was part of the government’s efforts to minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 on foreign direct investment, which fell 9.2 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 98 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2020.The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in China, has strained Indonesia’s foreign direct investment as projects have been delayed as a result of social restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. The pandemic has also disrupted global supply chains and has made some companies question their heavy reliance on China.Bahlil, who formerly led the Association of Young Indonesian Entrepreneurs (HIPMI), declined to provide details of the businesses planning to relocate to the country, saying that he was “waiting for the President himself to announce them”.BKPM data shows that Japanese firms invested $604 million in the first three months of this year, making it the fourth-largest country of origin for foreign direct investment in the period. South Korean firms were the eighth largest, investing $130.4 million, followed by the United States with $114.1 million.Topics : The government has established a special task force to attract businesses leaving China and facilitate their relocation to Indonesia.American, Japanese and South Korean companies are reportedly in discussions with the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) over their potential relocation to the Batang and Brebes industrial districts in Central Java, which are currently under development.According to BKPM head Bahlil Lahadalia, the agency has completed 60 percent of the relocation process for some firms.
Just last year October, Robinson’s younger brother Peter Fakhourie, a former JLP candidate, died after battling an undisclosed illness. Robinson, who was also the member of parliament for North-East St. Ann, died at her home in St. Ann today. Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson has died at 66 years old. Robinson was previously a naturalised citizen of the United States before obtaining a Certificate of Loss of Nationality in December 2010. She is a graduate of the Miami Dade College, with an associate degree in Marketing and a diploma in Public Relations. Reports are that she had been “fighting” after falling gravely ill days ago amid a long battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2018.