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Jianruiying, the Special Forces of the Qing Dynasty: An Introduction

Introduction This is the story of the Jianruiying, a small elite unit of specially selected Manchu soldiers under the Qing dynasty. They were trained to overcome rough terrain, obstacles, and rivers in order to commence special attacks towards fortifications. In some ways, they are comparable to today's special forces. Background story: The…
bubmag
March 23, 2020
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Those Shoes Were Made by a Uighur Detainee

China forces Muslim minorities to produce materials that may be used by Nike, Uniqlo, Zara, and other retail giants. It’s time for the fashion industry to talk about divestment. Mustafa Aksu’s hometown is in an area punctuated by billowy fields of cotton, an agricultural prefecture of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous…
bubmag
March 5, 2020
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Top brands accused of using forced Chinese labour

China transfers detainees from Muslim internment camps to work as 'forced labour' in factories that supply top global brands, study revealsLeading firms such as Apple, BMW and Sony are accused of using forced labour Other labels involved included Gap, Huawei, Nike and Samsung, a think tank saidUighurs work in factories that…
bubmag
March 2, 2020