The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 05.08.2022






Rubio Urges President to Support Central and Eastern European Countries Bullied by China

In 2012, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) established the 16+1 Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (16+1) to integrate eastern members of the European Union into the CCP’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Read more: rubio.senate.gov



Pro-China information campaign used fake websites to spread propaganda: Mandiant


Dozens of news websites operating in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and elsewhere that claim to be independent are part of a massive propaganda effort to “disseminate content strategically aligned with the political interests of the People’s Republic of China,” according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Mandiant.

Read more: therecord.media



Pro-Beijing Online Campaign Targets U.S.-Based Xinjiang Researcher, Cybersecurity Firm Says


A professional-Beijing on-line propaganda marketing campaign has used phony web sites and social-media posts to attempt to discredit a distinguished German anthropologist who has investigated China’s crackdown on Muslims, in accordance with cybersecurity researchers.

Read more: newsncr.com



The Turkish school preserving culture of young Uighurs in exile


In Istanbul, children whose families face persecution in Xinjiang, China, attend a ‘Uighur School’ that strives to safeguard their cultural identity.

Abdullah Abduzayir has not heard from his family for nearly seven years.

Read more: aljazeera.com



BBC still taking money from sanctioned Huawei


Things are tough these days at the BBC: stars are leaving, budgets are tight and the licence fee future looking uncertain. Still, in their desperation to plug some holes, it seems the Beeb has developed some questionable new corporate partnerships


Read more: spectator.co.uk



No Escape: A gut-wrenching account of China's purge, persecution and genocide of the Uyghur people


Book Club: Uyghur-American attorney Nury Turkel's autobiography recounts, in graphic detail, the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, with his memoir an emotive plea to the world to recognise the genocide.

Read more: english.alaraby.co.uk



Stop the Uyghur Genocide Now’: Rights Activists in Turkey to China


Istanbul: Uyghurs Rights Activists in Turkey, as part of a global campaign “Stand4Uyghurs” organized a protest to call out against the genocide being perpetrated against Uyghur Muslims in East Turkestan and chanted slogans against the Chinese policies.

Read more: siasat.com