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The Xinjiang Genocide Allegations Are Unjustified

US President Joe Biden’s administration has doubled down on the claim that China is mounting a genocide against the Uighur people in the Xinjiang region. But it has offered no proof, and unless it can, the State Department should withdraw the charge and support a UN-based investigation of the situation in Xinjiang.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

China’s Economic Self-Harm

China’s antagonistic response to concerns over the use of forced labor in Xinjiang suggests that its leaders believe that the Chinese market is simply too lucrative for Western firms or governments to abandon. They may be overplaying their hand.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

China ‘Offered Middle East Appealing Alternative To US’ Amid Xinjiang Scrutiny

As they, like China, have undergone an authoritarian shift in recent years, some Middle Eastern countries that are long-time US allies have endorsed China’s hardline stance on human rights and political dissent. It has had a dampening effect on the global backlash against China…

Read Here | South China Morning Post

With Xinjiang Cotton, Beijing Is Taking On The World

Beijing might have come to a difficult realisation: the West has made up its mind on Xinjiang and can no longer be dissuaded. While there is still some debate over whether the policies in the north-western Chinese region constitute genocide, major Western countries agree that it is a gross violation of human rights. 

Read Here | The Interpreter

Xi’s Masterplan For A Homogeneous New China

Officially, it’s all part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s campaign to eradicate absolute poverty in ethnic minority areas by teaching local people new skills to enable them to increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods.

Read Here | Asia Times

Why The Muslim Middle East Supports China’s Xinjiang Crackdown

Much as peace in Palestine has become less important to the Arab Gulf states’ foreign relations, so too does the Middle East’s silence on Xinjiang suggest that today’s regional governments are willing to compromise on peripheral interests if it means ensuring core ones.

Read Here | The National Interest

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions Of Muslims

The directive was among 403 pages of internal documents that have been shared with The New York Times in one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades. They provide an unprecedented inside view of the continuing clampdown in Xinjiang, in which the authorities have corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into internment camps and prisons over the past three years.

Read Here – The New York Times

Global Silence On China’s Gulag

In the absence of international censure, China has stepped up its systematic persecution of Muslims, under the dubious pretense that it is fighting “terrorism” and protecting its economic interests. But more than just an attack on human rights, the crackdown is representative of President Xi Jinping’s totalitarian ambitions.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Blackwater’s Erik Prince, China And A New Controversy Over Xinjiang

Erik Prince, the former Navy Seal who founded Blackwater, hardly seems like the type who dwells on corporate niceties. He was, after all, America’s foremost mercenary executive. But there he was in Beijing, bearing an unlikely gift for a man who might open China to a freelancer known for his band of private contractors. It was a copy of his Blackwater memoir, Civilian WarriorsWith that 2013 introduction to Chang Zhenming, chairman of China’s powerful Citic investment conglomerate, Prince gained entry to a lucrative new market – and, now, new controversy.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang – For Now

The news out of Xinjiang, China’s western region, this summer has been a steady stream of Orwellian horrors. A million people held against their will in political reeducation camps. Intelligence officials assigned as “adopted” members of civilian families. Checkpoints on every corner and mandatory spyware installed on every device. The targets of this police state are China’s Muslim Uighur minority, whose loyalties the central government has long distrusted for both nationalist and religious reasons.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

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