Today

Lawmakers form bipartisan caucus to confront China on Uyghur treatment

It aims to “support legislation aimed at addressing the largest coordinated human rights abuse campaign of the 21st century.” Read more on axios.com



Yesterday

Antony Blinken in India to strengthen ‘Indo-Pacific engagement’

US secretary of state Antony Blinken arrived in India yesterday to discuss strengthening Indo-Pacific engagement, seen as a counter to China. Read more on independent.ie


British aircraft carrier under China’s gaze as it enters disputed waters in South China Sea

The Carrier Strike Group is moving ‘lawfully’ and will not be ‘provocative’, the MoD said Read more on telegraph.co.uk


Coca-Cola, Visa reps refuse to condemn China’s treatment of Uyghur people, Cotton calls it ‘pathetic’

Representatives from several major companies on Tuesday declined to denounce the genocide against the Uyghur people in China when directly asked by Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton. Read more on foxbusiness.com


Morocco authorities arrest Uyghur activist at China’s request

Supporters fear Yidiresi Aishan will be extradited and say arrest is politically driven Read more on theguardian.com



This week

The Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea | Council on Geostrategy

Dr Bill Hayton examines the People’s Republic of China’s potential responses to the presence of the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea Read more on geostrategy.org.uk


Britain Announces Permanent Warships in Asia Ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Visit to Japan, Tokyo Decouples Taiwan From China Map – Vision Times

On July 20, Britain declared that it would soon be deploying warships in Asian waters. The deployment would come after aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and escort ships sail to Japan in September, traversing the South China Sea where Beijing is seeking to assert its dominance. Read more on visiontimes.com


Macron promises closer ties with Japan to oppose Chinese expansion in the Pacific

President Macron has pledged to bolster France’s security ties with Japan as western allies pivot to the Pacific to try to counter Chinese expansionism. Read more on ft.com


Macron promises closer ties with Japan to oppose Chinese expansion in the Pacific

President Macron has pledged to bolster France’s security ties with Japan as western allies pivot to the Pacific to try to counter Chinese expansionism. Read more on thetimes.co.uk


The Times view on the oppression of Uighurs: China’s Sycophants

A vital principle of the Enlightenment is religious liberty. Yet religious persecution is rampant across the globe. Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Asia stocks hit seven-month low as China skids, funds favour Wall Street

Asian shares skidded to seven-month lows on Monday as regulation concerns upended Chinese equities and strong U.S. corporate earnings sucked funds out of emerging markets into Wall Street. Read more on reuters.com



Last week

Xinjiang’s EU trade is booming, despite political forced labour concerns

Some volatility in figures to be expected but debate on labour appears to be having little impact, analysts say. Read more on scmp.com


China, Afghanistan Top Blinken Agenda on India, Kuwait Trip

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus, and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. Read more on ntd.com


U.S. lawmakers accuse IOC of setting

Lawmakers are calling on the IOC to postpone or relocate the scheduled 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing unless China ends it genocide against the Uyghurs. Read more on newsweek.com


What Russia, China, Iran want in Afghanistan when U.S. troops leave

Russia, China and Iran seek to ensure stability in Afghanistan while securing their own interests, as friendly ties with Kabul are tested by a desire to engage with the powerful Taliban movement that has retaken much of the country. Read more on newsweek.com