The Uyghurs’ struggle against repression by China has recently gained international media attention, but is centuries old. Here’s the whole story.
- From 4 to 7 June London will host the first set of hearings of the Uyghur Tribunal, a people tribunal set up to gather and examine evidence of human rights abuses and genocide by the Chinese government on the Uyghur population. The constitution of the Tribunal, a quasi-judicial organization composed by independent members of the civil society whose judgement is not legally binding, is only the latest development in the multi-decade struggle involving the Uyghur people and the Chinese government. On the eve of its opening, we spoke with Dolkun Isa, the president of the World Uyghur Congress and the main promoter of the Tribunal.
- A reflection on the changing international scenario after the pandemic by former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, building on the legacy of this year’s Venice Seminars.
- Beyond the veil of diplomacy, insight into last month’s cruel border clashes reveals growing tension between the two Asian giants
- In China, leaders fear elections, even at local level. But democracy is not just about elections and China is experimenting with non-electoral mechanisms of political participation, such as deliberation and sortition. Can such mechanisms help to secure social cohesion in China?
- Albena Azmanova’s latest book invites to re-interpret the history of modern capitalism, and to analyse its crises and resilence under new light.
- Mistakes, delays and a serious shortage of medecines and medical equipment are threatening Iran’s capacity to contain the deadly spread of Covid-19
- As Beijing grows increasingly assertive in world affairs, two peripherical territories expose its legitimacy dilemma. But the Western liberal democratic model is equally in crisis, prof. Seán Golden argues.
- The practice of toleration with the attitude of tolerance. Interview with Pei Wang from Tsinghua University.
- China is building its influence in a region that has traditionally been dominated by the US.