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Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing foreign troops to enter". But what does it really entail?

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The New Arab Staff

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

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Iran says accord under negotiation with China 'not secret'

Iran has been negotiating a 25-year accord with China and the terms will be announced once a deal is struck, the foreign minister told a stormy session of parliament Sunday.

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

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Netanyahu doubted Kushner’s ability to lead peace plan: Bolton

John Bolton claims PM Benjamin Netanyahu was shocked at the appointment of Trump's son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to lead the ...

Trump asked China's <em>Xi</em> for re-election help, claims Bolton

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump asked China's Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton

Bolton alleges that Trump's focus on winning a second term was the driving principle of his foreign policy.

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Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

Trump's announcement came as an explosive new book by John Bolton claimed the president told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he ...

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

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

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

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.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

China promises vaccine will be 'global public good'

The New Arab & agencies

China promises vaccine will be 'global public good'

China's Xi Jinping also committed $2 billion to global Covid-19 response efforts.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

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

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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 ...

The New Arab

Egyptian lawyers to sue China for trillions over coronavirus

Two Egyptian lawyers have threatened to sue Chinese leader Xi Jinping for 10 trillion dollars for his alleged role in spreading ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, chairing an extraordinary G20 emergency meeting via video link, pushed for coordination as COVID-19 threatens a ...

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Comment: Authoritarian governments from China to the US are weaponizing the coronavirus to seize greater power, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Comment: The main victims of Sisi's efforts to obscure the truth will be the poorest Egyptians, writes Sam Hamad.

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan ...

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

CJ Werleman

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

Opinion: Documents leaked of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims are final proof Beijing is carrying out cultural genocide in Xinjiang, or what ...

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