Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Uyghurs

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.  

First person accounts of sexual violence at China’s Uyghur camps emerge, point to genocide

As first person accounts of alleged atrocities & sexual violence in China’s Uyghur camps emerge, a British lawyers' team makes a case of genocide against Xi Jinping. Shekhar Gupta examines the facts in episode 680 of Cut the Clutter.

How China’s project to de-Islamicise its Uyghur Muslims began and continues

In episode 577 of 'Cut the Clutter', ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta discusses the Uyghur issue and a new report that maps China's 'cultural erasure' of the region.

BMW, Apple, GAP among 83 firms that use products made by forced Uyghur labour: Report

The report has been prepared by Canberra-based think-tank Australian Strategic Policy Institute, which was established by the Australian govt in 2001. 

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.