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US says it will blacklist 11 Chinese companies accused of human rights abuses against Uighurs — including subsidiaries of a company that ships coronavirus tests worldwide

The US Commerce Department said it was adding 11 Chinese companies to an export blacklist (or Entity List) over their alleged ties to forced labor of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.Two of the companies are subsidiaries of BGI, a company that provides coronavirus tests worldwide.BGI, a leading gene-sequencing…
bubmag
July 21, 2020
Silk Road

We Have the Blues (and the Reds)

Happy Monday to you. We’re coming to you with more fun supplies for future projects, current stash, or immediate cast ons! We just added in: Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool Worsted – Ready to start thinking about fall sweaters yet? This is a beautiful wool for cozying up in. Non-superwash (so it…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
Silk Road

NeMLA2021 Roundtable: “Beyond the Silk Road”

For centuries Italy and East Asia have been at the center of numerous economic, political, and cultural exchanges. Studies have mostly focused on the relationship between Italy and China. As Zhang (2018) points out, in the last decade this topic has piqued the interest of a number of scholars on…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Silk Road

No Economic Sovereignty Without Political Sovereignty

There is a  current discussion on how much and what kind of funding Italy will receive from the European Union and under what conditions. Reassuring messages arrive from Brussels. But since such financing will be mostly provided in the form of loans, several economists warn that there is a danger…
bubmag
June 12, 2020