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  • Ladakh border & LAC

    Ladakh border & LAC

    The Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu, is known to have professed that the enemy should be weakened economically and by promoting internal strife so that the war could be won even without actual fighting. In this developing climate of multiple threats to our security, we have to gear up at all levels in official as well as private institutions against organized cyber attacks, for which the Chinese have a penchant.

    July 14, 2020
  • Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    All said, the world now needs to turn its focus on China disciplining it for its perfidies.

    July 8, 2020
  • Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    The writer is a retired IPS officer, a security analyst and a former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The views expressed are personal.

    July 8, 2020
  • Standoff at LAC

    Standoff at LAC

    China is on the horns of a dilemma. Can it afford to risk losing the sovereignty over a part of its proud belt and road project? That would not be the end of the saga of sovereignty. At stake would be Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, the Muslim province to its west which Mao Zedong captured rather curiously in 1950; it was formerly known as East Turkestan.

    June 6, 2020
  • US Congress passes bill to sanction China over Uighur crackdown

    US Congress passes bill to sanction China over Uighur crackdown

    The legislation requires the US administration to determine which Chinese officials are responsible for the 'arbitrary detention, torture and harassment' of Uighurs and other minorities.

    May 28, 2020
  • Uighur Muslims: US votes on sanctions against Chinese officials

    Uighur Muslims: US votes on sanctions against Chinese officials

    The vote is sure to draw China's ire after Beijing already threatened retaliation against Washington for Trump signing legislation last week supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

    December 4, 2019
  • Leaked documents reveal China’s ‘no mercy’ plan for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

    Leaked documents reveal China’s ‘no mercy’ plan for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

    Inmates are made to undergo months or years of indoctrination and interrogation aimed at transforming them into secular and loyal supporters of the Communist party, which is a far-reaching step since Mao Zedong's cultural revolution of 1966.

    November 18, 2019
  • The world supports the strong

    The world supports the strong

    There are two reasons why Pakistan’s cries were ignored. One was that it supported Chinese actions on Muslims, mainly because of Chinese diplomatic and economic support and sought international criticism for Indian actions. This hypocrisy was evident.

    November 12, 2019
  • Chinese envoy slams US comments on Xinjiang

    Chinese envoy slams US comments on Xinjiang

    "Xinjiang's preventive measures of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization are based on law and consistent with the will of the people", Zhang said.

    October 30, 2019
  • China using mobile app to target Muslims in Xinjiang

    China using mobile app to target Muslims in Xinjiang

    The app also records "suspicious" behaviour, which can include legal activities such as using the back door of a home, not socialising with neighbours.

    May 2, 2019
  • China’s battle with ‘enemy within’

    China’s battle with ‘enemy within’

    Nowhere in China has the extraordinary wave of authoritarianism that has accompanied the rise of Xi Jinping been more evident than in the supposedly autonomous Central Asian region of Xinjiang, where an estimated million or more members of the Uighur minority are reportedly undergoing a process of ‘re-education’. Chinese officialdom bristles at the term, yet …

    September 21, 2018
  • Repressed religion

    Repressed religion

    China’s stout denial of the report of the UN human rights panel on the persecution of one million ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang province is rather unlikely to convince the comity of nations. The crisis has been festering for the past several years and has only exacerbated over time. Comparisons are odious. Yet suffice it to …

    August 17, 2018
  • China mulls 1,000-km tunnel to carry Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang

    China mulls 1,000-km tunnel to carry Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang

    Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-km long tunnel, the world’s longest, to carry water from Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region, a media report said today. The move, that is expected to “turn Xinjiang into California”, has raised concerns among environmentalists …

    October 30, 2017
  • Is Mr Xi the winner?

    Is Mr Xi the winner?

    At the end of the 19th Congress, most of the Western media have declared President Xi Jinping, the winner. He is the most powerful leader since Mao, say the China watchers. But is it true? A great difference between Mao and Xi is that the Great Helmsman controlled the Communist apparatus without intervening much in …

    October 29, 2017
  • China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang

    China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang

    China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. According to the move, children with the banned names like Saddam or Midina will not be able to get a residence permit called "hukou", which is required for access …

    April 25, 2017
  • China’s ban on beard, veil comes into effect in Xinjiang

    China’s ban on beard, veil comes into effect in Xinjiang

    China has introduced new restrictions in the far-western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures, which took effect from Saturday, include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards and the wearing of veils in public places, reported South China Morning Post newspaper. The latest restrictions, outlined in a sweeping new …

    April 1, 2017
  • China’s ban on beard, veil comes into effect in Xinjiang

    China’s ban on beard, veil comes into effect in Xinjiang

    China has introduced new restrictions in the far-western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures, which took effect from Saturday, include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards and the wearing of veils in public places, reported South China Morning Post newspaper. The latest restrictions, outlined in a sweeping new …

    April 1, 2017