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Strategic Digest Vol 4 No. 18, 16 September 2022

16 September 2022


Even in the northeast, the prospect of Ukraine retaking part of the Luhansk region, including the towns of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk remains uncertain. [...] Chinese investment in strategic infrastructure in Europe and Beijing’s increasing efforts to influence the trade policy of EU members under the guise of BRI investment was highlighted by the minister as an issue of concern. [...] The OHCHR Assessment of Human Rights Concerns in the Xinjiang, China In recent years, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC, or China) has received widespread attention on the state of human rights there. [...] The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations investigated the allegations of violations of human rights emanating from Xinjiang province of China from late 2017 onwards. [...] However, it admits that “the available information at this stage does not allow OHCHR to draw firm conclusions regarding the exact extent of such abuses.” The assessment explains that the violations have taken place in the context of the Chinese government’s “application of counter-terrorism and counter-‘extremism’ strategies” in Xinjiang.