Error Not Found: Internet Access as a Human Right

During a global pandemic with no end in sight, our screens became the avenue for which we conduct our daily lives. Nowadays, we go to school, go to work, find information, and communicate all through the internet. According to Statista, around 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent…

The Children Building China

China’s attempts to further cement itself as a global economic power have come with an exorbitant cost: child labor.

China’s “X-Files”

One of the worst events that occurred in 2019 was the incarceration of nearly one million Uighurs. In 2019, Chen Quanguo won the election as secretary of The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the government created a new agenda- “The Strike Hard” policy. CCP began its crackdown on the region of Xinjiang in an effort…

China and Hong Kong at War

October 21st marked the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The occasion was highlighted by a massive military parade with 15,000 troops from all branches of the military, hundreds of vehicles, and an air show by the airforce. President Xi, dressed in a traditional black Mao suit, presided over the entire spectacle,…

China’s Uighur Muslim Camps: The Face of Non-Western Islamophobia

This was originally written for Berkeley Political Review on February 2th, 2019. It can be found in its original form here. The information in this piece reflects the time in which it was written. You can stop saying “assalamu alaikum” to your neighbor, shave your beard, tell your children not to speak of their prayers,…

Was The U.S. Complicit in China’s Uighur Detention Camp Policies?

In the arid foothills found in the far west of China’s reach, the city of Kashar rises out of the dust like a fabled oasis. A Silk Road outpost so ancient it predates the reign of Cleopatra, it’s played many roles over the course of millennia–a merchant city, a military camp, and, until recently, a…