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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 08:08 PM

Pakistan's PM won't condemn China's Uyghur treatment after decrying Islamophobia elsewhere

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly refused to acknowledge China's repression of Uyghur Muslims during an interview with "Axios on HBO," deflecting to other global human rights issues and citing China's denial of the crackdown in Xinjiang.

Why it matters: As one of the most prominent leaders in the Muslim world, Khan has otherwise been leading a public campaign against Islamophobia in the West — especially in Europe. His demurral hints at China's sway over his country.

Khan is silent for a simple reason: cash-strapped Pakistan has become increasingly financially dependent on China, for billions in loans and investment.

These loans come at a price: the developing countries receiving them better not say anything publicly to incur China’s wrath.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pakistan-pm-won-t-condemn-223331289.html

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Reply Pakistan's PM won't condemn China's Uyghur treatment after decrying Islamophobia elsewhere (Original post)
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 06:59 AM

1. Swan came across as a naive drama queen during that interview

He overplayed his role like so many other attention seeking reporters.

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Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. asking the political leader of a central Asian state to buy into an Anglo narrative

...is a stretch. To do so is to identify oneself as a western quisling. Let's see, who do i identify with? The former colonial master's view of the universe or my own? It isn't about money for Pakistan anyway. India is the problem for them, not China. Some reporter thinking he's going to shift world geopolitics with his anti China polemics is absurd.

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