New exposé on the Chinese police stations around the world

New exposé on the Chinese police stations around the world Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Ij-Reportika published the addresses of the Chinese police stations present in various parts of the world in our report China opening Chinese Police Stations outside its territory. The report became a talking point on social media and even in the parliaments of various countries. The report was shared by various prominent media portals with a global presence. Many countries have started probes against Chinese police stations. This includes: Austria Canada Chile Czech Republic Germany Ireland Italy Nigeria Portugal Spain Sweden The Netherlands United Kingdom United States…

Asia Fact Check Lab: Did NATO donate HIV-infected blood to Ukraine?

Asia Fact Check Lab: Did NATO donate HIV-infected blood to Ukraine? Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com During the past two weeks, a conspiracy theory alleging that NATO members had donated HIV and hepatitis-infected blood to Ukraine was originally posted and spread on Weibo by “Guyan Muchan,” an influential account with more than 6 million followers.  Asia Fact Check Lab (AFCL) tracked down and confirmed the pro-Putin Telegram channel Breaking Mash as the disinformation’s source. Further inquiries by the Ukraine-based fact-checking organization StopFake caused the Ukrainian government to release a formal statement debunking the disinformation.  On Nov. 3, Guyan Muchan, a widely…

China uses carrots and sticks to boost Uyghur-Han intermarriage-report

China uses carrots and sticks to boost Uyghur-Han intermarriage-report Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com China mixes financial, education and career incentives with coercive measures such as threats to families under state policies to promote intermarriage between majority Han Chinese and ethnic minority Uyghurs in the restive Xinjiang region, a new report by a Uyghur rights group has found. The Uyghur Human Rights Project analyzed Chinese state media, policy documents, government sanctioned marriage testimonials, as well as accounts from women in the Uyghur diaspora, that government incentivizes and coercion to boost interethnic marriages has increased since 2014. “The Chinese Party-State is actively…

China sentences mother of Uyghur Dutch airman to 15 years for visiting him abroad

China sentences mother of Uyghur Dutch airman to 15 years for visiting him abroad Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Chinese authorities have sentenced the mother and sister-in-law of an Uyghur member of the Dutch air force to 15 years in prison on charges of supporting terrorism and revealing state secrets. The cases are another example of Beijing severely punishing members of the ethnic minority for visiting or contacting relatives abroad. Capt. Munirdin Jadikar, now a Dutch citizen, has been living in the Netherlands since 2006. His mother came to visit him in 2014 to attend his wedding, he told IJ-Reportika. In…

Nearly 1.7 million new refugees of conflict in Myanmar since coup

Nearly 1.7 million new refugees of conflict in Myanmar since coup Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Nearly 1.7 million people have been displaced by conflict in Myanmar since last year’s military coup, bringing the total number of refugees who have fled fighting in the country to more than 3 million and putting a heavy strain on aid resources in the Southeast Asian nation. The Institute for Strategy and Policy, an independent research group, said in a report earlier this month that as of Nov. 2, at least 1,650,661 people had been forced to escape conflict in regions that include Sagaing, Magway,…

Analysis: Biden-Xi summit delivers calmer tone, reminders of US-China fault lines

Analysis: Biden-Xi summit delivers calmer tone, reminders of US-China fault lines Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Highly anticipated yet viewed with low expectations, the summit Monday between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping improved the tone in bilateral contacts after years of tensions while underscoring how Taiwan looms over efforts to keep a strategic rivalry from spiraling into conflict. After three hours of talks at a resort hotel on the Indonesian island of Bali on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, Biden said he and Xi were “very blunt with one another,” while a Xi spokesperson…

Biden steps up engagement with ASEAN amid China rivalry and global conflict

Biden steps up engagement with ASEAN amid China rivalry and global conflict Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com UPDATED AT 06:15 p.m. ET OF 11-12-2022 U.S. President Joe Biden offered rare praise for Cambodia’s authoritarian premier as he encouraged diplomatic support for ending the war in Ukraine and bringing peace to Myanmar at a summit with Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday. Although the control of U.S. Congress lies in the balance back in Washington, Biden signaled commitment to the region by attending an annual gathering of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. His appearance in Phnom Penh, a day after…

Biden gets political boost on eve of key meeting with Xi

Biden gets political boost on eve of key meeting with Xi Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Leaders of half the world’s population gathered in Phnom Penh on Sunday but for the traveling White House press corps the big news was breaking half a world away as President Joe Biden’s Democrat Party re-secured control of the Senate in mid-term elections. That provided a political boost to Biden ahead of Monday’s face-to-face meeting in Bali, Indonesia, with China’s President Xi Jinping, which the American leader predicted would be defined by straight-talking between leaders of two rival powers. While the Democrats are still expected…

Well-heeled Chinese plan to flee amid COVID lockdowns, economic shift

Well-heeled Chinese plan to flee amid COVID lockdowns, economic shift Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com A growing share of wealthy and middle class Chinese are making plans to leave the country, citing the government’s stringent zero-COVID policies and a perceived return to the planned economy of the Mao era under leader Xi Jinping, according to online data and Chinese nationals with experience of the phenomenon. The WeChat Index, which publishes search statistics from the social media giant, on Thursday showed around 38.3 million searches using the keyword “emigration.”  While the #emigration hashtag wasn’t blocked on Weibo on Thursday, the number of…

Cambodian asylum-seekers in Thailand fear forced repatriation ahead of APEC summit

Cambodian asylum-seekers in Thailand fear forced repatriation ahead of APEC summit Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Cambodian asylum-seekers in Thailand fear they could be forcibly repatriated as Thai authorities tighten security ahead of next week’s APEC summit in Bangkok, they told Radio Free Asia. “If the Thai government supports the cause of democracy…, they should help protect us, which means that they are also protecting their own country,” said Sao Pulleak, who once led the former main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s operations in Banteay Meanchey province. Sao Pulleak has been seeking refuge in Thailand the past four years after Cambodia’s…

Putin confirms he won’t travel to Bali for G20 summit

Putin confirms he won’t travel to Bali for G20 summit Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Russian President Vladimir Putin officially confirmed he won’t be coming to Bali to attend the G20 summit next week, a senior official of host country Indonesia said Thursday, adding the decision was for “the best for all of us.” Minister Luhut Pandjaitan was echoing analysts’ comments that Putin’s presence could cause tensions with Western leaders who oppose Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will go to Bali in Putin’s place, said Luhut, the coordinating minister of maritime and investment affairs “We have been…

Uyghur Canadian leaders urge Trudeau to acknowledge ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang

Uyghur Canadian leaders urge Trudeau to acknowledge ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Uyghur community leaders in Canada asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau why his administration has not followed Canada’s parliament in recognizing the situation in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as genocide. Trudeau met with about 10 community leaders on Monday in Montreal to discuss a wide range of topics related to Xinjiang, including the possibility of banning imports of products produced by forced labor.  “He said he was aware of it and looking into it. He said Canada was considering banning forced labor products coming into Canada,”…