THE Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Muslims from the Central Asian region. The largest population live in China’s autonomous Xinjiang region, in the country’s north-west. The Uyghurs are one of a number of persecuted Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, including the Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kyrgyz and Hui. The region’s name suggests the UyghursRead More →

US files charges against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theftRead More →

Xi Sells ‘One China’ Dreams to the Wrong Country Michael Mazza Security, Asia The Taiwanese people have acclimated to their own culture and way of life. Uncoerced unification between Taipei and Beijing is a Chinese pipe dream. Xi Sells ‘One China’ Dreams to the Wrong Country In a Washington Post op-ed stunning forRead More →

Bank of England blocks Maduro’s $1.2B gold withdrawal – report London (CNN)The Bank of England has blocked Nicolas Maduro’s officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold, Bloomberg reported, dealing a further blow to the embattled Venezuelan President as he tries to salvage his authority. According to the report, whichRead More →

Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Mr Trudeau said in a statement he hadRead More →