Thursday, 30 June, 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

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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