China’s Xinjiang crackdown on its Muslim minority is at the heart its Belt and Road project

by Christopher Rickleton with in Laurent Thomet Beijing and Gohar Abbas in Islamabad Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning — no veils or long beards allowed. It’s a stark reminder of the severe security policies that China has imposed on […]