Posted inAT Finance, Beijing, China, European Union, Iraq, Malaysia, Middle East, Myanmar, Russia, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, World

Mahathir puts Uighur rights above China ties

China and Malaysia’s relations are set for a new test after the Muslim-majority country freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslim detainees it held on humanitarian grounds, ignoring a months-old request from Beijing for their repatriation on security grounds. The detainees had been charged with illegally entering Malaysia after escaping a jail in Thailand last November. Malaysian […]