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High-Level Indian Army delegation visits China

Led by Commander of Northern Command of the India Army, Lt. General Ranbir Singh, a high-level military delegation from India is on a four-day visit to China as a part of the agreed Defence engagements agreed during the Annual Defence dialogues between the two sides, the visit began on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 in Beijing ..

Principle of informed consent: China’s genetic research on its ethnic minorities

Scientists have raised concern regarding the increasing focus of Chinese research articles on the genetics and personal information on its ethnic minorities like Uighurs and Tibetans. The report indicates that these studies make use of Tibetan subjects more frequently (40 times more likely) than Han subjects. Uighur subjects were 30 times more frequently used than ..

USA’s House of Representatives passed the bill against Uighur camps in China

USA’s lower House of the Parliament, the House of Representatives, passed the Uighur Act of 2019. It is considered as a stronger version of the bill passed earlier in September in the upper house, Senate. The act urges the US president to take a stand against the ‘re-education camps’ established by Chinese state in western ..

Ilham Tohti wins 2019 Sakharov human rights prize of European Union (EU)

Ilham Tohti, an academic jailed for separatism in China, has been awarded the European Parliament’s top human rights prize ‘Sakharov’  in recognition for drawing attention to ethnic tensions in Xinjiang. Tohti is from the Uighur minority & has been a fierce critic of China’s treatment of the Uighur people. He was sentenced to life imprisonment ..

Xinjiang evinces interest to trade directly with India

China’s Muslim dominated, Xinjiang Uyghur province looks effervescent to open up direct border trade with India. Currently, trade is carried out through Pakistan as there are no border posts. India and Xinjiang traders meet annually at Rawalpindi to discuss the trade volume and items. Xinjiang in keen on developing direct trade links between New Delhi ..