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China

Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Hearing on Atrocities in Xinjiang

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 12:30 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the atrocities against Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. The committee will hear testimony from Nury Turkel, chairman of the board of the Uyghur Human Rights Project; Tursunay Ziyawudun, a survivor and advocate; and James Millward, professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Syria

The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is an Opportunity for China

The announcement that the United States will withdraw its remaining troops from Syria has clear implications for many players with interests at stake in the ongoing civil war. Attention has focused on what the U.S. withdrawal will mean for the Kurds, and whether Turkey will be less restrained, or how Iran and Russia might try to project influence farther east in rebel-held territories retaken from the Islamic State. Noticeably absent from these analyses has been how the withdrawal would affect another great power with vested interests in the Middle East—China.

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