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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 11.11.2022

Spyware targets Uyghurs by ‘masquerading’ as Android apps – report

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a spyware campaign that is targeting Uyghurs by “masquerading” as Android apps including messaging services, prayer time apps and dictionaries, according to a new report by the cloud security firm Lookout.

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Nets owner Joe Tsai reportedly tried to get Daryl Morey fired over tweet

Chow Hang-tung is one of the few activists in Hong Kong still speaking out against the Communist Party’s crackdown in the city. Her story shows how Beijing is trying to silence civil rights lawyers in Hong Kong – as it is doing on the mainland. Facing the charge of subversion, she told Reuters that the “communist state” can incarcerate people, but it cannot “lock up” their thinking.

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Apple limits file-sharing for Chinese iPhone users after anti-govt protest

Apple limited file-sharing for Chinese iPhone users Thursday, a month after reports that anti-government protesters were using the function to share digital leaflets with strangers. Under the update to the AirDrop function, users of smartphones sold by Apple in China can only opt in to receive files from non-contacts during a 10-minute window before it automatically shuts off.

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China Is the Antithesis to ESG Love Affair

The pushback against Environmental, Social and Governance has begun. It’s coming from market influencers like Vivek Ramaswamy, cultural influencers like Dilbert creator Scott Adams lambasting it in his (banned) comic strips, and 19 Republican governors going after the banks that push it. It’s a good thing. Washington and Wall Street want to save the planet, much of it choking on Chinese coal dust. Their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies, particularly the Security and Exchange Commission’s ESG policy proposal for investors, pretend China exists on another planet.

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Canada readies new Indo-Pacific strategy amid tense China ties

Canada will soon announce a new Indo-Pacific strategy to challenge China on human rights issues while cooperating with the world's second-biggest economy on climate change and other shared goals, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Wednesday. China was an "increasingly disruptive, global power" Joly said, and would need to be a major part of the Indo-Pacific strategy expected to be announced within the next month.

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Uyghur Legends: Shaykh Abdul Ahad Mehsum

Shaykh Abdul Ahad Mehsum Hajim (raḥimahu Allah) was a widely respected religious teacher and community leader from Hotan province in occupied East Turkestan. He was martyred in a Chinese concentration camp in 2018. Muslims from around the world can draw inspiration from his relentless determination to preserve and transmit knowledge of the Qur’ān in the face of brutal oppression by a godless regime.

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When a doctor in China got 7 years’ jail term for just saving an Uyghur Muslim’s life

A 65-year-old veterinarian in China was sentenced to 7 years for ‘separatism’ and ‘abetting criminals’ in 2014 for treating an injured man.Haliq Mehmut, a veterinarian who removed a bullet from the wound of an Uyghur man shot during the Elishqu incident in 2014 was subsequently sentenced to imprisonment.

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