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Two-Thirds of the World’s Most Polluted Cities Are in India

(Bloomberg) -- Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.Beijing -- once infamous for its toxic haze -- has reduced smog levels and dropped down a list of the world’s most polluted cities, falling to 199 from 84 three years before, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report published Tuesday by IQAir AirVisual. In contrast, India still ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Southeast Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Thailand, Beijing, Nepal, Shanghai, Bangladesh, World Health Organization, World Bank, Xinjiang


Xi’s Response to Virus Foreshadows an Even Tighter Grip on China

(Bloomberg) -- For all the lessons for President Xi Jinping to take away from China’s worst virus outbreak in modern history, he seems to have settled on one above all others: Centralized control works and more is needed.Xi shared the conclusion in an unprecedented conference call with 170,000 officials Sunday -- the closest the leader of the world’s longest-lasting communist regime has come to a fireside chat. In it, according to excerpts released by state-run media, he defended the ruling part...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, WSJ, Guangdong, Mao, East Asia, Hubei, Bloomberg News


Japanese Prime Minister Abe Under Increasing Fire for Handling of Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak from damaging his hard-won relationship with China. That’s getting even more difficult with each new case confirmed in Japan. Abe has taken a softer approach to China over the virus than the Trump administration, winning Tokyo praise in Beijing. That chimes with his efforts to nurse Japan’s relationship with its giant neighbor and biggest trading partner back to health since he took office in 2012 amid the worst c...
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Virus Surge in Japan Risks Undoing Abe’s Efforts to Woo China

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak from damaging his hard-won relationship with China. That’s getting even more difficult with each new case confirmed in Japan.Abe has taken a softer approach to China over the virus than the Trump administration, winning Tokyo praise in Beijing. That chimes with his efforts to nurse Japan’s relationship with its giant neighbor and biggest trading partner back to health since he took office in 2012 amid th...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Australia, China, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Trump, Democratic Party, Yomiuri, Liberal Democratic Party


Coronavirus is Spreading Rapidly in China (And One Minority Group Is Under Serious Threat)

If the Chinese government cannot or does not curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus in Xinjiang, it’s possible that it will evolve, as the influenza virus did in 1918, to become even more dangerous to humans
Tags: News, China, Xinjiang


Stunning China Mountains (only found in Xinjiang)

China is known for some unique landscapes, but none are quite as breathtaking as the various China mountains. What most people don’t know, though, is that some of the most scenic mountains in China are found in the remote western region known as “Xinjiang”. If you were ever under the impression that people only travel to Xinjiang, China’s remote western region, to ride a camel in the desert… …think again. Over the past decade, I’ve had a chance to explore the mountains all around...
Tags: Travel, China, Russia, Blog, Karakoram, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, K2, Urumqi, Turpan, Pamir, Altai, Kanas Lake, Tian Shan, Gobi


How China Taught Me To Drive Better

Late last year I received the one official document that proved to be more elusive than any visa I have ever applied for: my Chinese driver’s license. Understandably, my family and friends were concerned.  Drivers on the Asian continent have a reputation for being dangerous, and that’s not without a bit of truth.  In 2006 the number of fatal deaths on Chinese roads was double that of the United States, despite the fact that the U.S. reportedly had four times as many licensed cars.  Safety is ...
Tags: Travel, China, America, Blog, United States, Xinjiang, Drivers License, China taught me


Driving in China: Defying Death as a Foreigner

For anybody who has visited China, it probably seems ridiculous to think that anything good could come from the chaotic Chinese traffic. But I can honestly say that thanks to my time driving in China, I’ve become a better driver. Here’s a brief explanation of how. Recently, I received the one official Chinese document that has proved to be more difficult than any visa I have ever applied for: …my Chinese driver’s license. The process of getting a Chinese driver’s license was con...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, India, US, America, Los Angeles, Blog, Thailand, United States, Xinjiang, Picasso, Drivers License, Don, China taught me


China detains Uighurs for growing beards or visiting foreign websites, leak reveals

Database known as the ‘Karakax list’ shows people sent to internment camps for reasons such as ‘minor religious infection’Growing a beard, wearing a veil or accidentally visiting a foreign website were among the justifications for sending Uighurs to China’s notorious detention camps, according to a leaked database, casting doubt on Beijing’s claim to be conducting a re-education campaign to root out extremism.The newly revealed database – known as the “Karakax list” after the county where it was...
Tags: China, Religion, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xinjiang, Uighurs


How Beijing decides you're a threat

• Uyghur refugee tells of death and fear inside China's Xinjiang camps • Video shows hundreds of blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang • More than 100 Uyghur graveyards demolished by Chinese authorities, satellite images show
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Stories, Xinjiang


Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion

When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. The database profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad in Karakax County, and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends. Taken as a whole, the database offers the fullest view yet into how Chinese officials decided who to put into and let ...
Tags: News, China, Xinjiang, Taken, Memtimin Emer, Karakax County


Leaked records expose China's Xinjiang camps

Newly leaked Chinese records have revealed for the first time the system by which hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs have been monitored and detained in heavily fortified internment centers across Xinjiang. According to the leak, Chinese citizens can be sent to the camps for reasons such as growing beards, owning passports, or having too many children and their release may depend on how well their family behaves. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Tags: News, China, Cnn, Stories, Xinjiang, Ivan Watson, Uyghurs


UK to promote Chinese firm 'implicated' in Uighur rights abuses

Government to host Hikvision surveillance firm accused of threatening human rightsThe UK government is to promote a Chinese surveillance company that has been blacklisted by the US after it was “implicated” in human rights violations of the country’s Uighur Muslim minority.The Home Office has agreed to allow Hikvision, a surveillance equipment provider active in China’s western Xinjiang province, to attend the Security and Policing trade fair it is hosting in Farnborough in March. Continue readi...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Xinjiang, Farnborough, Hikvision


'We're an Afterthought': The Push to Get Asian-Americans to Complete the Census

AUSTIN, Texas -- She thrust a flyer into the hand of a tall young man who looked annoyed. She promised to give a woman a gift for hearing her out. And she practically wrapped her arms around another woman who bounded away shaking her head, uninterested and impatient.With each person, Alice Yi offered the same energetic greeting: "Do you know about the census?"Yi is the chairwoman of the Asian Complete Count Committee in Austin, a volunteer group that partners with the Census Bureau to raise awar...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, China, America, Atlanta, Taiwan, Austin, United States, Nepal, New York Times, Houston, Vietnam, Xinjiang, Trump, Austin Texas


Coronavirus And The Impetus To Close The Chinese-Run Concentration Camps

According to Dr. Adrian Zenz, an independent researcher based in Germany who has testified on several occasions on Capitol Hill, the concentration camps in East Turkestan number up to 1,400 (8 Nov 2019, [1] ). It has been estimated that the number of the Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Turkic minorities being held in those concentration camps can add up to more than 3 million. On February 5th, 2020, when the official Chinese government’s media were reporting that coronavirus death toll on mainl...
Tags: China, Germany, Religion, United States, Tencent, Un, Capitol Hill, Xinjiang, Wuhan, East Turkestan, Adrian Zenz


Uighurs in exile fear spread of coronavirus in China's internment camps

Relatives of detainees worry that conditions in the camps could spell disaster if the virus takes holdMembers of China’s Uighur minority living in exile are sounding the alarm over the risk of the coronavirus spreading in camps inside the country, where it is believed up to a million people are being detained.So far, official figures released by Chinese state media give no major cause for concern in the north-eastern region of Xinjiang that is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim minority who speak a T...
Tags: China, Asia Pacific, Muslim, Xinjiang, Uighurs, Coronavirus outbreak


What is Uyghur Ice Cream? 维吾尔冰淇淋

In the heat of a Xinjiang summer, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a cup of tasty Uyghur ice cream (known as 维吾尔冰淇淋 in Chinese). It’s usually found in small stalls along the street and costs less than a dollar. The taste, however, is one you likely won’t forget. Local Name:  “Maruxna” (pronounced ma-rue-sh-na)Chinese Name: 维吾尔冰淇淋 (wéiwúĕr bīngqílín)Alternate Names: Uyghur Ice CreamDescription: “Homestyle” churned ice cream served in a small cup or cone. If you find yourself t...
Tags: Travel, China, Ice Cream, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Kashgar, Uyghur Food, Ben, Kevin, Jerry, Xinjiang China, Uyghur, Street Vendor, Maruxna, Urumqi International Bazaar


Uyghur Polo (抓饭): Introduction and Recipe

The Uyghur pilaf you’ll find in Xinjiang, China is one of the most popular dishes of the region. It’s known in the local Uyghur language as “polo” and referenced by the Chinese as “zhua fan”…but for most any traveler to Xinjiang it’s really only one thing: insanely delicious. Local Name: “Polo” or “Pulao”Chinese Name: 抓饭 (zhuā fàn)Alternate Names: Rice pilaf, Uyghur riceDescription: Dish of rice mixed with carrots and various other ingredients usually topped with a sizable portion of la...
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Pollo or Pilaf 抓饭: Xinjiang’s Best Food

Local Name: “Pollo” or “Pulao”Chinese Name: 抓饭 (zhuā fàn)Alternate Names: Rice pilaf, Uyghur riceDescription: Dish of rice mixed with carrots and various other ingredients usually topped with a sizable portion of lamb meat. In Spanish, it means “chicken”, but for the Uyghur in Xinjiang it translates into a tasty plate of rice and lamb. I have no numbers to back this theory up, but I would venture to guess that this dish (which is also called “pollo”, “zhua fan” or even “pilaf”) is the most po...
Tags: Travel, Xinjiang, Cuisine, Kashgar, Uyghur Food, Don, Pilaf, Pollo


Pompeo Says Some U.S. Pension Funds Play Into China’s Hands

(Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a tough warning about China in a speech to U.S. governors, urging caution in business dealings as Beijing looks for ways to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities and expands repression at home.He also had a pointed message for certain U.S. state pension funds that may be investing in ways that fund a Chinese government crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang province, or even put U.S. military personnel at risk.“As of its latest public filin...
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Anatomy of a Modern Chinese Wedding

My dad once told me that in order to fully understand a culture you need to attend a wedding , a funeral , and a baby shower . Unfortunately our Chinese friends never got that memo, so instead of a well-balanced cultural immersion, we were invited to five (yes, count them…FIVE) weddings in a month. We’ve been to a wedding before and given a brief overview, but we’ve decided to be a little more detailed this time around. Please keep in mind as you read that we are referring to ...
Tags: Travel, China, America, Culture, Beijing, Xinjiang, Chinese Wedding, Beijing Opera


The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping’s Dreams of a Chinese Century

It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother wa...
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How to Ride a Camel in Xinjiang (Pricing + Locations)

A desert camel trek into one of Xinjiang’s deserts is a memorable and thankfully simple adventure to arrange. From Turpan all the way to Kashgar, there are a number of picturesque sand dunes to choose from. While it’s possible to pay for a short ride or picture on a camel, many travelers ask about overnight treks into the Xinjiang desert. These treks usually involve hiring a guide along with multiple camels used to transport your party and all your gear. They can last from a sing...
Tags: Travel, China, Xinjiang, Gobi Desert, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Camel, Sand Dunes, Hotan, Gansu, Dunhuang, Aurel Stein, Sven Hedin, Taklamakan Desert, Shanshan


A medical-surveillance system that China implemented after SARS led officials to discover the new coronavirus within 1 week — here's how it works

A medical-surveillance database created after the SARS outbreak in China helped scientists identify the new strain of coronavirus from a cluster of pneumonia-like illnesses in Wuhan. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 360 people and infected more than 17,400. Medics and doctors in China upload the data into the national surveillance system in real time, which allows for quick identification and response. However, the Chinese government's use of the system has been controversial, since i...
Tags: Facebook, China, Trends, Beijing, Sydney, Who, World Health Organization, Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, Wuhan, Reuters, Zika, McIntyre, Tarik Jasarevic, Jasarevic, The World Health Organization


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Warns Kazakhstan of China’s Influence

(TASHKENT, Uzbekistan) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging the Central Asian nation and others to join calls demanding an end to China’s repression of minorities. Bringing a message similar to the one he has delivered repeatedly to other countries, Pompeo told Kazakh officials that the attractiveness of Chinese investment comes with a cost to sovereignty and may hurt, instead of help, the country’s long-te...
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Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, warns of China's growing reach

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Kazakhstan pressing authorities to be wary of Russian and Chinese investment and influence. Bringing a message similar to one he has delivered repeatedly to other countries, Pompeo was telling senior Kazakh officials on Sunday that the attractiveness of such investment comes with a cost to sovereignty and may hurt, instead of help, long-term development. Pompeo began a brief visit to the country by meeting with ethnic Kaza...
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A medical-surveillance system that China implemented after SARS led officials to discover the novel coronavirus within 1 week — here's how it works

A medical-surveillance database created after the SARS outbreak in China helped scientists identify the new strain of coronavirus from a cluster of pneumonia-like illnesses in Wuhan. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 259 people and infected nearly 12,000. Medics and doctors upload the data into the national surveillance system in real time, which allows for quick identification and response. However, the Chinese government's use of the system has been controversial, since it collects m...
Tags: Facebook, China, Trends, Sydney, Who, World Health Organization, Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, Wuhan, Reuters, Zika, Tarik Jasarevic, Jasarevic, The World Health Organization, Wuhan China, Kirby Institute


How China Taught Me to Understand Islam

How much do you feel like you understand Islam and Muslims? If you meet somebody and they tell you that they are part of the Islamic faith, what is your first thought? China doesn’t have a great track record in dealing with Islam, but my experience living in the Xinjiang region has taught me a lot about my Muslim friends. I grew up in a part of America that offered very little contact with Muslims, so moving to the Chinese province of Xinjiang was quite a shock. Over 50% of the popu...
Tags: Travel, China, America, Blog, Syria, Middle East, Islam, Muslim, Jihad, Xinjiang, Muslims, Urumqi, Asia China, Uyghur, China taught me, Islam Misconception


UK minister met surveillance firm accused of enabling Uighur abuses

Facial recognition firm SenseTime and government discussed use of AI in universitiesA government trade minister held a one-on-one meeting with a facial recognition firm accused of enabling the Chinese government’s campaign of persecution against Uighur Muslims, the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have established.Graham Stuart, a minister at the Department for International Trade (DIT), met representatives from SenseTime, a Hong Kong-based surveillance technology firm, on 11 ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Technology, Education, China, UK News, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Xinjiang, Facial Recognition, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, SenseTime, Department for International Trade DIT


UK trade minister met surveillance firm implicated in Uighur abuses

Facial recognition firm SenseTime discussed use of AI in universities with governmentA government trade minister held a one-on-one meeting with a facial recognition firm accused of enabling the Chinese government’s campaign of persecution against Uighur Muslims, the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have established.Graham Stuart, a minister at the Department for International Trade (DIT), met representatives from SenseTime, a Hong Kong-based surveillance technology firm, on 11...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, China, UK News, Surveillance, Higher Education, Universities, Xinjiang, Facial Recognition, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, SenseTime, Department for International Trade DIT, Uighurs, Graham Stuart