China: The ‘Long Shadow’ of Xinjiang


National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Civil society groups in Muslim-majority countries are increasingly uncomfortable with their governments’ reticence to criticize China’s ‘cultural genocide’ in Xinjiang, notes analyst Nithin Coca.

Activists are organizing boycotts, protests, and media campaigns in a bid to bring the plight of the Uighurs to broader attention. Their efforts are slowly shifting the behavior of their governments: Chinese investment and political influence may prevent many leaders from openly criticizing China, but opposition figures and officials at lower levels of government have begun to speak out in response to pressure from below, Coca writes in The Long Shadow of Xinjiang, an essay for Foreign Affairs.

China Is Hostage to a Rules-Based Multilateral System, Yukon Huang adds for the Carnegie Endowment.

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