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The Arab States are silent on China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang ... one exception Qatar. Central Asian states too have not criticized China. The Uyghurs drive for an independent state has resulted in "freedom fighters" and terror attacks across China, Beijing included. These jihadists are also operating in Syria and Afghanistan and have been responsible for major bomb attacks under Taliban rule.

What is the chance this group also is part of the violence in Almaty and across Kazakhstan.

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, have detained six protesters who were demanding the release of relatives they say are being illegally held in China.

The November 29 rallies in front of the Chinese Consulate in Almaty were the latest in a series of demonstrations in Kazakhstan linked to the massive detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the neighboring Chinese province of Xinjiang.

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by Oui on Sun Jan 9th, 2022 at 12:29:58 PM EST
Got into a WHOLE bunch of problems on another blog when I ask a person who was waxing hysterical about the (supposed) Ugyhur repression "how's that hunt for Nigerian Yellow Cake, chemical weapons, and mobile bio-warfare labs in Iraq going?"

The Point: there's no reason whatsoever to believe anything the US and the US media say about China.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Jan 9th, 2022 at 06:08:56 PM EST
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Gulf ministers visit China to discuss strengthening energy ties | Al Jazeera |

Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain along with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf have arrived in Beijing for a five-day visit.

The visit, which started on Monday, follows a flurry of diplomatic activity by China's foreign minister Wang Yi, including a tour of Africa as well as visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

In 2013 a much broader delegation included Egypt, Maldives and Qatar visited China ...

Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Meets with Delegation of Experts and Scholars from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait

by Oui on Wed Jan 12th, 2022 at 03:31:59 PM EST
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by Oui on Wed Jan 12th, 2022 at 03:32:58 PM EST
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