Commentary

Unknown nationality of Muslim migrant man holds his child as they rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the Immigration Police Office in Songkhla on Friday. (EPA photo)

We are obliged to protect refugees

  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:58

Desperation drives people to desperate measures. It is not for nothing that people sell their houses, abandon their homelands and place their family’s fate in the hands of human traffickers in an attempt to forge a better life.

Chinese Grip on Tibet, Buddhists

  • Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:15

After a hiatus of many months, there are indications to suggest that Beijing could be contemplating some initiative on the Tibet issue.

Asean must stand up to China over Uighurs

  • Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:28

Our region has a duty to protect the rights of migrants who face persecution by authorities back home

Prof. Ilham Tohti (centre) with Tsering Woser and Wang Lixiong/photo/Woser's facebook page

Pushing the Uighurs Too Far

  • Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:24

The roots of the hatred between ethnic Han Chinese, China’s dominant group, and the mainly Muslim Uighurs of the western borderlands go deep.

The United States of China

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:49

Last week, China’s two primary legislative bodies, the National People’s Congress and the People’s Political Consultative Congress, convened their annual meetings in Beijing

What can Turkey do for the Crimean Tatars?

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:36

Slavic nationalism is an explosive brew, as we know from the former Yugoslavia. The situation in the Crimean peninsula is providing premonitions of a second Bosnia.

Uyghur women surround a Chinese riot policemen as they protest in Urumqi on July 7.

China’s unrest

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:32

The Chinese government’s difficulties with the Uighur minority in its westernmost region are increasing, despite Beijing’s efforts to integrate Uighurs with the country’s Han-speaking majority.

The burden of empire

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:57

After a brutal attack in China, the Communist Party needs to change its policies towards minorities

Police near the scene of the train-station massacre, March 2. Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press

The Right Response to the Atrocity in Kunming

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:54

China's repression of Uighurs—no free speech, no freedom of religion—breeds instability.

Editorial: China’s rebellious province

  • Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:43

The carnage allegedly committed by terrorists of the Uighur minority at Kunming Railway Station in southwest China on Saturday night was a humiliating slap in the face of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. At least 29 people were killed and 143 wounded in the act of terror, which represents a serious challenge to their leadership.

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