China ramps up information warfare operations abroad

The Interpreter, 30 June 2016

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By J. Michael Cole  China’s participation in and sponsorship of international conferences, closed-door trilateral meetings and other forms of academic exchanges has exploded in recent years. From the near absence of Chinese participants a decade ago, the conference circuit is now swarming with panelists, observers and journalists from China who increasingly set the tone during the panel sessions and Q&A periods. 

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US asks China to allow Muslim citizens to worship freely

The Financial Express, 30 June 2016

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Financial Express  The US today asked China to protect religious freedom and allow citizens to worship freely amid reports that the Communist country had banned fasting in its Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region.

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UK should rethink China friendship over human rights, Tory group urges

The Guardian, 30 June 2016

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By Tom Phillips  Britain should reconsider its “golden” friendship with China as a result of the unprecedented human rights crisis unfolding under president Xi Jinping, Conservative party MPs will warn this week.

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Pakistan team to probe reported China fasting ban

The Express Tribune, 29 June 2016

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By Obaid Abbasi  A high-powered delegation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs left for China on Tuesday to check the veracity of media reports that Chinese authorities have banned fasting in the holy month of Ramazan in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, The Express Tribune has learnt.

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Tory rights group breaks ranks with government on China policy

Financial Times, 28 June 2016

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By Yuan Yang  A scathing report on China’s human rights record by members of Britain’s governing Conservative party has taken aim at a relationship that party leaders have hailed as a “golden era” for both countries.

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China needs to overhaul Xinjiang policy

Business Standard, 27 June 2016

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Business Standard   is very afraid of  perpetrated by its Muslim Uighur population. High level Chinese counterterrorism experts warned, “With Uighurs in conflict zones with motivation, skills and networks directing, inspiring and instigating attacks in Xinjiang, the potential for a spike in extremism and terrorism in China in the immediate to the mid-term is high.”

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Uighur activist questions Pak silence on Xinjiang: ‘Islamabad helping Beijing in containing anti-Beijing resistance from Uyghurs’

The Hindu, 27 July 2016

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Investigators: China Still Harvesting Human Organs on Huge Scale

Voice of America, 24 June 2016

00053585By Hu Wei  In 2006, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Asia-Pacific Secretary of State David Kilgour began an investigation into accusations of the Chinese government’s role in harvesting the organs of Falun Gong practitioners.

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