Xinjiang is a bit like New Zealand. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on August 13, 2020


Xinjiang is like New Zealand because it means “new territory”. No, really. Did you know that? Me neither. I didn’t know. All that reporting on Xinjiang from major Western news outlets. All the agony of concern on the part of the West. And no one said that Xinjiang’s name was a Chinese invention meant to … Continue reading “Xinjiang is a bit like New Zealand. Here’s why”

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As for Uighurs, China says it’s fighting the war on terror that the West lost

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2018


If you thought the Uighur issue had Beijing on the back foot, think again. It’s responding in a creative way to reports of around one million Uighur Muslims detained in mass detention camps in Xinjiang. Reuters news agency reports the following remarks from Li Xiaojun, director for publicity at the Bureau of Human Rights Affairs … Continue reading “As for Uighurs, China says it’s fighting the war on terror that the West lost”

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China’s ‘counter-terrorism-sans-thought’ policies are breeding resentment

by Rashmee

Posted on March 2, 2015


Chinese policies in its western Xinjiang region are creating fertile ground for Islamic extremism, reports Bloomberg, in an attempt to explain why 300 Uighurs recently travelled from China to the Middle East to join ISIL. In the last 66 years, the Uighurs have, by their own accounts, been systematically sidelined in Xinjiang, mostly because they … Continue reading “China’s ‘counter-terrorism-sans-thought’ policies are breeding resentment”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK