In this file photo, Muslims in Turkey shout slogans in support of Uygurs in detention and political indoctrination centres in China. Photo: AP

China’s treatment of Uygurs an obstacle to developing better ties with Turkey and Middle East countries, say experts at Singapore conference

  • China is now one of the largest trading partners of Turkey, which is part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • But its treatment of its Muslim minority Uygurs “undermines mutual confidence”
Topic |   Middle East

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In this file photo, Muslims in Turkey shout slogans in support of Uygurs in detention and political indoctrination centres in China. Photo: AP
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Bai Gao, professor of sociology at Duke University. Photo: Middle East Institute Singapore

Middle Eastern states have lessons to learn from Asean in building friendship with China, say experts at Singapore conference

  • Better collaboration among countries in the Middle East could pave way for a regional trade agreement with China, a two-day conference in Singapore heard
Topic |   Asean

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Bai Gao, professor of sociology at Duke University. Photo: Middle East Institute Singapore
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