On China Insider, a look at the thousands of photos of Uyghur detainees—the youngest just 15 years old to as old as 73—from the Xinjiang police files, which also contain images of police drills and internal documents—and a shoot-to-kill order for anyone who attempts to escape. We speak with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation President Andrew Bremberg about his organization obtaining these shocking documents and photos. I also speak with the prime minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile, Salih Hudayar, about his reactions to the photos.
The US policy of strategic ambiguity on the Taiwan issue is becoming even more ambiguous. The US may have just radically altered its policy on Taiwan, or it may just have altered the State Department’s webpage on Taiwan. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at what the US policy on Taiwan has been, how the US-Taiwan relationship has been changing over the past 6 years, and why strategic ambiguity may not be so strategic for the US anymore.
China sees NATO allies backing Ukraine as a potential threat to its strategy in the Indo-Pacific.
NATO said last year that it intended to focus more on China and Beijing is expected to play a large role in the bloc’s strategy moving forward.
“NATO, a military organization in the North Atlantic, has in recent years come to the Asia-Pacific region to throw its weight around and stir up conflicts,” said Wang Wenbin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.
A Financial Times report indicates that independent Chinese refineries have been covertly sidestepping western sanctions on buying Russian oil by taking crude purchase quotas from state-owned commodity trading enterprises.
A refinery in Shandong reportedly admitted to being anxious about publicly appearing to deal in Russian oil fearing third-country US sanctions.
The report follows news that the EU is looking to implement a complete ban on trade in all Russian oil within six months.
China has reportedly negotiated a secret security pact with the Solomon Islands, setting off alarm bells in the US and Australia because of the potential for Beijing gaining a South Pacific beachhead from which it could block shipping traffic.
Beijing would be given rights to dock warships and access “all necessary facilities”
US prosecutors accused China on Wednesday of spying on pro-democracy activists in the United States and seeking to harass and intimidate a former Tiananmen Square dissident who is running for Congress.