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Guardian | Oct 13, 2018

Official warns of ‘infiltration of religious extremism’ amid crackdown on region’s large Muslim populationThe “sinicisation” of religion in China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang must be upheld to promote ethnic solidarity and religious harmony, a senior Communist party official has said.China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted You Quan, the head of the “united front work department”, which oversees ethnic and religious affairs, while on a visit this week to Xinjiang, home to a large Muslim population.

Time | Oct 13, 2018

(Bloomberg)—President Donald Trump said the U.S. would be “foolish” to cancel arms deals with Saudi Arabia in response to the controversy surrounding the fate of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

At a White House event with U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who arrived in Washington after being freed in Turkey, Trump said China and Russia would be ready to swoop in and get the business.
In an excerpt from an interview with “60 Minutes” released earlier today, the president added pressure on the kingdom, vowing “severe punishment” should the kingdom’s leaders be linked to his...

Guardian | Oct 13, 2018

A sensational Bloomberg story about a major hardware hack was swiftly denied. But the journalists aren’t backing downOn 4 October, Bloomberg Businessweek published a major story under the headline “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US...

Foxnews | Oct 13, 2018

Activists are protesting Hong Kong's disqualification of a legislative candidate on the grounds that she advocated self-determination for the Chinese territory.

Christian Science Monitor | Oct 12, 2018

The “Great Firewall of China” encircles just one country, but a country with more internet users than any other. And as its censorship tightens, the consequences may ripple beyond.

Time | Oct 12, 2018

There aren’t many people willing to defend the idea of globalism these days. French President Emmanuel Macron offers his leadership, but it’s far from clear he can deliver. Here’s why the self-appointed lonely champion of globalism looks set to get even lonelier:
Trouble at home

Foxnews | Oct 12, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to travel to China later this month for his first formal visit in seven years, in a further sign of improving relations between the regional rivals.

Time | Oct 12, 2018

Lawmakers are urging Washington to sanction Chinese officials over possible crimes against humanity the same week that Beijing legalized its policy of mass detentions of Uighur Muslims.
In an annual report released Wednesday, the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said that Beijing’s long-standing repression of the Uighur Muslim minority is worsening.
As many as 1 million Uighurs in the western frontier region of Xinjiang may have been forced into a vast...

Time | Oct 12, 2018

The Hong Kong government’s unexplained denial of a visa to a Financial Times editor “sets a disturbing precedent” and “undermines” the city’s role as a haven for free speech, says the local Foreign Correspondents’ Club.
The historic press club issued a statement Friday in defense of its vice president, journalist Victor Mallet, who was denied a visa last week. The move is widely believed to be a reprisal for Mallet’s hosting of a panel with an anti-Beijing activist earlier this year, and comes amid...

Guardian | Oct 11, 2018

One campaigner has not been seen for 40 days after being detained during rally in BeijingThere are fears for the safety of a woman campaigning about China’s defective vaccines, with activists saying she has been missing for more than 40 days. Authorities have been clamping down on families demanding redress over hundreds of thousands of doses issued by the government.Following revelations in July that a state-sponsored vaccine programme had been using faulty serum, Tan Hua, 38...

npr | Oct 11, 2018

China's development banks provide as much financing to developing countries as the World Bank does, Boston University's Kevin Gallagher explains.(Image credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Economist | Oct 11, 2018

Christian Science Monitor | Oct 11, 2018

The recent disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul amid allegations he was killed by the Saudi government raises larger questions about how far states from Syria to China will go to target their critics after they have fled to different countries. 

Guardian | Oct 11, 2018

Lu Nan offers a seldom-seen glimpse at China and Tibet, through the eyes of psychiatric patients, Catholics and peasant farmers Continue reading...

Guardian | Oct 10, 2018

President adds to borrowing costs concern as China tension fuels febrile market moodShares in the Asia-Pacific region dropped sharply on Thursday following a big sell-off on Wall Street overnight as Donald Trump condemned “crazy” US interest rate hikes.The Nikkei index in Tokyo fell more than 3% at the opening of trade, while in Sydney the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down almost 2%, slipping below the 6,000-point mark for the first time since early June.