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Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, writes CJ Werleman.

Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric against the WHO a month after cutting funding for the international health body.

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

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US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

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Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

Israel has insisted the US did not influence its decision to award the $1.5 billion contract to a local firm.

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

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Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

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China to repatriate body of ambassador from Israel

Chinese ambassador to Israel Du Wei died, reportedly from natural causes, on Sunday.

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

Police are investigating the death of Ambassador Du Wei, who was appointed to the post in February.

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Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill urging President Donald Trump to toughen his response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority.

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

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Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

US Senate threatens sanctions on China over Covid-19 accounting

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US Senate threatens sanctions on China over Covid-19 accounting

US senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China over the coronavirus outbreak.

New resolution on pandemic truce being drafted at UN

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New resolution on pandemic truce being drafted at UN

The new resolution would focus on a call for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to give warring countries the chance to tackle ...

France, Tunisia urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

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France, Tunisia urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

France and Tunisia have joined forces to call on the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding a ceasefire in conflicts around the ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its zealous foreign policy operates, writes Jonathan Fenton-harvey.

David Powell

Is the coronavirus pandemic encouraging authoritarianism?

Comment: As China uses the Covid-19 pandemic to try to repair its international reputation, other nations look to increase the remit of their ...

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Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran ...

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US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

A pro-Trump lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow those who have contracted coronavirus to sue China, echoing the president's xenophobic ...

Iran officials cast doubt on China's 'untrustworthy' coronavirus tolls

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Iran officials cast doubt on China's 'untrustworthy' coronavirus tolls

Iranian health officials have slammed Beijing's coronavirus tolls as 'distorted' and 'far from the truth'.

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UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

The Security Council's non-permanent members requested the meeting after weeks of paralysis over the coronavirus pandemic.

Iranian official’s off-message tweets spark coronavirus row with China

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Iranian official’s off-message tweets spark coronavirus row with China

An Iranian health spokesman has sparked the anger of both Chinese diplomats and more senior Iranian officials with tweets openly blaming ...

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

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'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

With 1,171 officially declared cases, including 105 deaths, Algeria is worse hit than its North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco, and its ...

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Comment: In the absence of US support in the Middle East, China is turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for a PR triumph, writes ...

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