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China protests: Uyghur people have suffered most from draconian zero-COVID policies but are too terrorised to join in

The latest wave of protests sweeping through China were sparked by the deaths of at least ten people in a fire in a high-rise apartment block in Ürümchi, Xinjiang. Residents were apparently prevented from leaving the building due to the enforcement of ethnically targeted zero-COVID regulations. The region is home to 12 million ethnic Uyghurs, […]
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Brazil’s iconic football shirt was a symbol of Bolsonaro – here’s how the World Cup is changing that

Like many extremist and authoritarian leaders before him, outgoing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro seized on national symbols during his rise to power and tried to make them his own. The national football shirt is a case in point. For years many Brazilians avoided wearing the famous yellow shirt because of its association with Bolsonaro and […]
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Who is Jimmy Lai? The Hong Kong newspaper owner’s upcoming show trial is symbolic of the struggle with the mainland and its values

Jimmy Lai. Yung Chi Wai Derek/Shutterstock Amid the widespread anti-zero-COVID protests in mainland China, political and judicial persecution in Hong Kong continues in the criminal court, where key pro-democracy figures and journalists are facing national security trials that could result in life in jail. Jimmy Lai is one of the most well-known defendants outside Hong […]
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