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13 tons of human hair shipments, possibly from Chinese prisoners, were confiscated

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13 tons of human hair shipments, possibly from Chinese prisoners, were confiscated
According to CPB, the shipment originated from Xinjiang, China, signaling a potential human rights violation of forced labor and imprisonment. The products are worth more than $ 800,000.
Xinjiang is an autonomous rural area in northwest China and home to around 11 million Uyghurs, an ethnic minority who are predominantly Muslim with different cultures and languages. Until recently, there were more Uyghurs in Xinjiang than Han Chinese, the ethnic majority who formed the rest of the country.

The US State Department estimates that more than one million Uyghurs have been detained in a massive network of internment camps in Xinjiang, where they are reportedly “subjected to torture, cruel and inhuman treatment such as physical and sexual abuse, forced labor, and death. “

In addition to political indoctrination, former detainees told CNN that they were experiencing sleep deprivation, lack of food and forced injections.
This is the second time this year that CBP has seized suspected Chinese products has been made from prisoner hair.
“It is very important that American importers ensure that the integrity of their supply chains meets the human and ethical standards expected by the American government and by American consumers,” said Brenda Smith, assistant executive commissioner of the CBP Trade Office.

“The production of these items is a very serious human rights violation, and the restraining order is intended to send a clear and direct message to all entities that want to do business with the United States that illegal and inhumane practices will not be tolerated in US supply chains. . ”

China faces international scrutiny of its treatment of the Uyghur, and in June, President Trump sign the bill into law which aims to punish Beijing for its suppression of ethnic minorities.
However, according to John Bolton’s new book “The Room Where It Happens”, Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 that he should “continue to build camps.” Per Bolton account, Trump thinks it’s “the right thing to do.”

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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