Islamic Countries Engage with China Against the Background of Repression in Xinjiang

Author
Roie Yellinek
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
China Brief
Volume
19
Issue Number
5
Publication Date
March 2019
Institution
The Jamestown Foundation
Abstract
State-directed repression and harassment directed against Muslims in China has drawn broad international condemnation throughout the Western world. However, what has been the reaction from the Islamic world itself? Although reactions among major states have varied (as discussed below), the reaction throughout the Islamic world has largely been one of deafening silence—and when voices are raised, they have been faint.
Topic
International Relations, Islam, Prisons/Penal Systems, State Violence, Surveillance
Political Geography
China, Iran, Turkey, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Xinjiang