Jul 27th 2019

International reactions to China in Xinjiang · Chinese actions in Xinjiang become a matter of international dispute

International reactions to China in Xinjiang · Chinese actions in Xinjiang become a matter of international dispute

European countries defend the Uighurs of Xinjiang, Muslim countries don’t FOR THE PAST three years China’s government, citing national-security concerns, has run relentless campaigns against the culture and religion of the Uighur people, 11m Muslims who speak a Turkic language and live in Xinjiang, China’s north-westernmost corner. Mosques have been shut. Men are forbidden to grow …

Masters of the mallet · How Egypt conquered croquet

Masters of the mallet · How Egypt conquered croquet

The British introduced the game to the Egyptians. Now they can’t beat them AS EGYPT WAS buffeted by revolution and political unrest early this decade, members of the sporting club in Heliopolis, a neighbourhood in Cairo, faced a mild form of hardship. The club is located across the street from a presidential palace that was occasionally …

Total victory · Volodymyr Zelensky clears the old elite out of parliament

Total victory · Volodymyr Zelensky clears the old elite out of parliament

But will Ukraine’s comedian president be able to complete his revolution? IN THE HIT Ukranian television show “Servant of the People”, the schoolteacher-turned-president, Vasyl Holoborodko, responds to resistance against his reform efforts by shooting up parliament. After being sworn in as the real-life president of Ukraine in May, Volodymyr Zelensky, the comedian behind Holoborodko’s character, carried …