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A limited supply of donor organs, paired with a massive demand for transplants, has fuelled the global organ trafficking industry, which exploits poor, underprivileged and persecuted members of society as a source of organs to be purchased by wealthy transplant tourists. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Killing prisoners for transplants: Forced organ harvesting in China

China’s industrial-scale organ trafficking practice has been executing prisoners of conscience and using their organs for transplantation for decades. This is known as forced organ harvesting.
In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. (ANTARA FOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

How China is using scholarships to shape Indonesian Muslim students’ views

In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on controversial issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
A woman and child walk away from a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, where a military shell allegedly hit on Feb. 25, 2022. Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Putin’s claims that Ukraine is committing genocide are baseless, but not unprecedented

Vladimir Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine with baseless claims that Ukraine is committing genocide. It isn’t the first time a political leader has cried genocide for political means.
Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the 2022 Winter Olympics in Dharmsala, India on Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Trudeau should have withdrawn Canada from the 2022 Beijing Olympics after reports of Chinese residential schools

The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
Islamic landmark in China: the Dongguan mosque in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, western China. David Stroup

China: removing ‘Arab-style’ features from country’s biggest mosques the latest move in campaign of Muslim assimilation

The removal of distinctive ‘Arabian-style’ features at the entrance to one of China’s biggest mosques is the latest move in a campaign of forcible assimilation of China’s Muslim minorities.
Among the many issues that Joe Biden has to deal with, what place does he reserve for the alliance of democracies project that he mentioned during his presidential campaign? Chip Somodevilla/AFP

Europe must push Joe Biden’s ‘alliance of democracies’

The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
A child stands near a large screen showing photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping near a carpark in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

How to engage with China over its treatment of Uyghurs

Rights-based pressure on China over its treatment of Uyghurs is necessary, but other nations could also present best practices for the ethical treatment of racialized minorities in their own countries.

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