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68 Global South Countries Give China Human Rights Cover at the UN

In what’s becoming a standard tactic, China used its support across the Global South to counter a proposal from a U.S.-led group of rich democracies for a special debate in the UN Human Rights Council on China’s anti-Uyghur measures in Xinjiang. The measure followed 

China Thinks Its Measures in Xinjiang Could Help Arab Governments Fight Islamic Extremism

The Chinese Foreign Ministry's top security official, Cheng Guoping, met with security analysts in the United Arab Emirates earlier this month to tout Beijing's "achievements in countering anti-terrorism and de-radicalization in Xinjiang." Cheng was joined by Xinjiang Public Security ...

China Tries to Rally Support For Its Policies in Xinjiang in Indonesia, the World’s Largest Muslim Country

China's ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Deng Xijun, published a scathing op-ed in The Jakarta Post on Tuesday aimed at debunking the recently published report on Xinjiang by the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). ...

India Ramps Up Language on Taiwan as Tensions with China Rise

India has accused China of the ‘militarization of Taiwan Straits.’ The tweet, issued by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, is a marked escalation of the combative language between the two and from India’s relatively muted response when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

China’s Xinjiang Messaging to the Global South in Action

Diplomats from African and Asian countries are currently on a Chinese government-organized tour of the Xinjiang region.  Official Twitter accounts and the Chinese state press provide a glimpse of these diplomats' role in Chinese counter-messaging operations ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Climate Sweet, Climate Bitter

Last week it was Pakistan, this week South Florida. The climate collapse is like a monstrous four-dimensional version of whack-a-mole. You never know where – or how – it will hit. But the hits keep coming.

With the damaged Nord Stream pipeline (and the Global North’s unmitigated hydrocarbon dependence it represents) bubbling away in the Baltic Sea, U.S. climate czar John Kerry’s high-handed comments to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment earlier this month ...

China’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Wants Local Chinese Businesses to Button Everything Up Ahead of 20th Party Congress

The Chinese embassy in Bangladesh organized an online gathering this week for representatives of the local Chinese business community on how to tighten security in their enterprises ahead of the upcoming 20th Party Congress in November. Basically, the embassy wants to ...

How do Africans View U.S.-China Tensions over Taiwan? Two Researchers Weigh In

This article features back-to-back responses by two African researchers on United States-China tensions over Taiwan. Response 1: By Christopher Edyegu In retrospect, the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan seems like one ...

Chinese Media Hints at Change in India’s Taiwan Policy When There Really Wasn’t Any

Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagch reiterated on Friday New Delhi's longstanding position on the One-China Policy and reaffirmed that New Delhi remains committed to the status quo regarding Taiwan. There was nothing exceptional about the statement, and it didn't reflect ...

The Discourse Power of “One China” and the Global South

By Hugo Jones Leaders, diplomats, and political parties from countries across Africa and the Global South have criticized Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan and reaffirmed their commitment to (China’s interpretation of) the One-China principle. As Cobus van Staden noted last ...

Blinken’s Comments on Taiwan Spark Furious Response From Chinese Embassy in South Africa

Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken triggered an uproar by the Chinese embassy in Pretoria over comments that he made about Taiwan in an interview with South African television news channel eNCA: WHAT BLINKEN SAID: "I think with regard to ...
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