Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicXinjiang Uyghur region

Topic: Xinjiang Uyghur region

China’s Xinjiang Uyghur policy had a face. And that’s who Beijing got rid of this week

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

Taliban says China a ‘friend’ to Afghanistan, vows not to host Uyghur militants: Report

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen spoke to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post as Islamist outfit makes vast territorial gains in Afghanistan ahead of US pullout.

Indian-origin journalist wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing China’s mass internment camps

Megha Rajagopalan from BuzzFeed News and Tampa Bay Times' Neil Bedi are the two Indian-origin journalists who won the US' top journalism award on Friday.

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.  

Her father in prison, Uighur activist wants Disney to apologise for Mulan

Jewher Ilham hopes Disney can publicly condemn the concentration camps, and use part of profits from filming in China to help Uighur refugees.

After Uyghurs, another Muslim minority is under fire in China

Satellite images accessed by ThePrint show mosques in Hui-dominated areas being remodelled to strip them of Islamic influence.

Not just Kashmiris, why not worry about Muslims in China too: US asks Pakistan

At a special UN General Assembly briefing, US criticised Pakistan for only speaking about Kashmir and not China's detention Uyghur Muslims.

This is why China could collapse like the Soviet Union

China's dying labour-force boom, like the Soviet Union's in the 1970s, may not revive even with Silk Road project’s heavy investments.

China is forcing devout Muslims to drink liquor, but the world is looking away

Beijing needs to realise that repression in Xinjiang, through which several ancient trade routes passed, can take a heavy toll on Xi’s pet Belt & Road Initiative.

China has built Gulags for Uyghur Muslims, but Pakistan PM Imran Khan ‘doesn’t know much’

Nur Bekri is one of the most senior politicians from China's largely-Muslim Uyghur community, which has faced a gruelling crackdown from the state.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.