Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Xinjiang

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.

Here’s a full picture of what China has in plans for Xinjiang and what Uyghurs can expect

See what experts say about China’s long-term vision for Xinjiang, and what it means for the region’s persecuted Uyghurs.

What China wants you to know—Covid in Xi’an under control. What it doesn’t—there’s no food

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

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.

US NGO applauds passage of ‘historic bill’ to clamp down on goods from Xinjiang

US House of Representatives passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Wednesday which ensures goods made with forced labour in Xinjiang don't enter the US.

What is ETIM, the Uyghur extremist group China wants Taliban to crack down on

The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) is an extremist group of native Uyghurs who wish to establish a separate country called 'East Turkistan'.

China asks US to ban Uygur militant group ETIM to help maintain stability in Afghanistan

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said previous Trump administration lifting the ban on ETIM as a terrorist organisation showed US’ double standards to the counter-terrorism issue.

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.

Did China hide birth control measures enforced in Xinjiang? Australia study thinks so

The report by Australian think-tank suggests birth rate in Xinjiang dropped by 48.74% between 2017 and 2019, amid ongoing crackdown on Uyghurs. China has challenged the findings.

H&M, Nike, Adidas cancelled? China can control social media, but not consumer behaviour

Burning Nikes and shutting H&M stores is just the latest nationalist backlash in China, but its roots lie in Western sanctions.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.