Tag Archives: China

Patriotic songs and self-criticism: why China is ‘re-educating’ Muslims in mass detention camps

Michael Clarke, Australian National University China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies their existence. But extensive reporting by international media and human rights groups indicates that upwards of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs – a Muslim-minority ethnic group – have been detained in sprawling “re-education” centres in the far-western Xinjiang region of China. The camps are not only massive, with some …

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China’s Uyghur re-education centres in Xinjiang will not produce a loyal and obedient population

James McMurray, University of Sussex The Chinese government’s denials of its mass interment of Xinjiang’s Uyghur citizens have evaporated as international pressure has piled up in recent weeks. In their place has come propaganda extolling the “re-education centres” in which the Uyghurs are held, and which new evidence from the BBC has shown are rapidly expanding. The Uyghurs are a …

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China’s Uighur Muslims are trapped in a cycle of violence

Enze Han, SOAS, University of London As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended, lethal violence flared up in China’s Xinjiang province – the latest grim entry in the saga of terrorism and repression that surrounds the region’s Uighur Muslim minority. Every year during Ramadan, China’s religious policies in Xinjiang come under international scrutiny – particularly with regard to the …

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How an independent tribunal came to rule that China is guilty of genocide against the Uyghurs

David Tobin, University of Sheffield After 18 months of deliberations and three hearings of evidence from witnesses and experts – including anthropologists, political scientists and international lawyers – the London-based Uyghur Tribunal has ruled that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, by coercive birth control. The Uyghur Tribunal is an independent people’s …

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China’s long-term problems are forcing it to rethink the whole economy

Stuck in first gear. Yannes Kiefer/Unsplash Kent Matthews, Cardiff University The People’s Bank of China is encouraging Chinese banks to lend more to businesses and consumers by cutting the proportion of deposits that they have to hold as reserves by 0.5 percentage points to an average of 8.4% from December 15. It follows a similar cut in July, and is …

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11-S de 2021: un repaso a 20 años de relaciones internacionales

La ciudad de Nueva York durante los ataques del 11 de septiembre de 2001. Wikimedia Commons / Mike Goad Juan Luis Manfredi, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Aquel episodio de la memoria no ha cesado. Los terribles atentados del 11-S representaron un giro referencial en las relaciones internacionales y se han instalado como la primera nota de la historia del mundo …

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China: removing ‘Arab-style’ features from country’s biggest mosques the latest move in campaign of Muslim assimilation

Islamic landmark in China: the Dongguan mosque in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, western China. David Stroup, Author provided David R. Stroup, University of Manchester In the normally quiet city of Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, everyday interactions between the city’s ethnic groups – Han Chinese, Hui Muslim, Tibetans, Turkic Salars and others – usually pass without …

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China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities

Chinese engineers pose after welding the first seamless rails for the China-Laos railway in Vientiane, Laos, June 18, 2020. Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua via Getty Images Blake Alexander Simmons, Boston University; Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University, and Rebecca Ray, Boston University China is shaping the future of economic development through its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious multi-billion-dollar international push to better …

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China’s new rules allow kids on video games just 3 hours a week – but gaming addiction isn’t about time, it’s about attitude

Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University People in China under the age of 18 will only be allowed to play video games between 8pm and 9pm on Fridays, weekends and on public holidays, under new rules introduced this week. China’s state media service says the rules aim to curb gaming addiction. China has a history of making dramatic moves aimed at …

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