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ThinkIn with James Harding: The China Problem | What do developments with TikTok, Taiwan, Wuhan and Hong Kong teach us about China’s future, and its relationship with the rest of the world?

Xinjiang: The China Problem

Xinjiang: The China Problem


China stands accused of committing crimes against humanity, and possibly even genocide, against the Uyghur population in Xinjiang. Yet Beijing compares its system of “re-education camps” to the West’s war on terror and says it’s entitled to protect its citizens from domestic terrorism. This is the sharp end of the China problem; exhibit A of Xi Jinping’s authoritarianism and the West’s impotence to defend human rights within China’s borders