Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Uyghurs

UN rights chief can visit Xinjiang but Beijing rejects accusations, says Chinese FM

China has been accused of widespread abuse against Uyghurs and other minority groups, including torture, forced labour and detention of one million people in internment camps.

Imran Khan accuses West of double standards on Kashmir, Uyghurs. Pakistanis not impressed

PM Khan’s statement was hypocritical, heartless and thoughtless on so many levels, damaging Pakistan's stance on Kashmir, said a Pakistani.

How can Olympics 2022 have a Refugee Team but Xi host the Games? It’s all window dressing

The CCP has a clear history of hostility towards refugees, and the IOC’s position is clear—refugees be damned. The Games must go on.

First gold medallist of Beijing Olympics & message from ghost of Xmas past for Boris Johnson

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

China says ‘shocked’ at Kabul attacks, will work with global community to combat terrorism

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese embassy in Kabul, which was still operational, verified that there were no Chinese casualties in the suicide attacks.

Chinese policies against Uyghurs could claim 4.5 million lives by 2040, study says

Study by Dr Adrian Zenz, an anthropologist who has researched extensively on Uyghurs, reveals Chinese govt has been using birth control measures to control Uyghur population.

China firm sanctioned by US, EU for Uyghur rights abuse profits from world markets: Report

Report by US research organisation C4ADS traces corporate network of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, described as a regional governing body-cum-commercial behemoth.

China committing ‘genocide’ against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, says US State Department report

The report also cites Myanmar, Ethiopia, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan as countries that are witnessing or are at risk of experiencing atrocities and crimes against humanity.

China bans UK politicians in response to human rights sanctions against Uyghur Muslims

The retaliation comes after the UK on Monday joined the EU, Canada and the US to impose its first sanctions against Chinese government officials linked to human rights violations.

China wants to wipe out Uyghurs, committing genocide in Xinjiang: US think-tank report 

Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy report accuses China of carrying out illegal detentions, sexual assault & forced sterilisation of Uyghurs, says it is in breach of 1948 UN Genocide Convention.  

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.