"China risks living down to its enemies’ stereotype
...Even as Beijing coddles local business, it offends neighbours by tormenting its own citizens. The clampdown this month on China’s Muslim population in western Xinjiang province has outraged Turkey, a close trading partner and ethnic cousin of the country’s beleaguered Uighurs.
While the US and EU have been predictably docile in the face of China’s repression, Turkey has forcefully condemned it. Ankara has even threatened to abrogate lucrative defence deals, a move that would certainly concentrate minds in a government that has been under a global arms embargo since it lethally put down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989."
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