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Kelly Heil

The Last Minarets of Yunnan

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The Chinese government’s plan to demolish the dome and minarets of a mosque in Yunnan Province reveals the uncompromising nationalist tenor of Xi Jinping’s rule. Xi’s desire to Sinicize socialism and yoke China’s modern history to Han identity effectively marginalizes ethno-religious minorities such as Hui…

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African Gateway: Rwanda And China’s Digital Silk Road

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Executive Summary: Rwanda represents a pivotal nexus for China’s strategic ambitions in Africa. While possessing limited natural resources, Rwanda’s East African location, young and growing population, and greenfield development opportunities for Chinese technology firms combine to make it an effective gateway for Chinese technological, economic,...
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