Commentary

EU must act to stop China's crackdown on Uighurs

  • Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:57

China is tightening its grip on ethnic minorities and violence is escalating in the fight for autonomy, says Josep-Maria Terricabras.

Ilham Tohti

China Punishes a Scholar

  • Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:51

China’s repressive policies against Uighurs, a minority, were on shocking display recently when Ilham Tohti, a scholarly defender of his people’s human rights, was sentenced to life in prison for “separatism” — his entirely reasonable and far from violent criticisms of the central government.

The Price of China's Uighur Repression

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:08

Jailing of Ilham Tohti Will Radicalize More Uighurs

Security forces in a military drill in Hetian, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang

  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:02

Australia was rocked this week by pictures of a seven-year-old Sydney boy holding up the severed head of a Syrian soldier.

Chinese police officers watch Muslim citizens who gathered at the first service held on May 2 after a deadly blast at the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

EDITORIAL: China's racial policy fuels cycle of violence in Xinjiang region

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:26

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is an inland region in far western China that has a large population of Uighur Muslims.

Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer raises her fist during a protest outside China's consulate in Melbourne August 7, 2009. (Mick Tsikas/Reuters)

China must wake up to the Uighur problem

  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:24

If Beijing is serious about tackling the issue, then it must first admit its role in creating it

China’s grim religious freedom problem

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:10

While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month China has been cementing this grim legacy — particularly regarding religious freedom.

China’s Domestic Insurgency

  • Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:00

Five years on from the most lethal rioting seen in China for decades, Beijing has still not managed to refine its strategy towards Xinjiang.

Elliot Sperling (R) with Ilham Tohti in an undated photo.

Blacklisting Scholars

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:32

China is increasingly denying entry to foreign scholars to punish those who work on issues that Beijing deems to be politically troublesome.

China’s treatment of Uighurs will only radicalise them

  • Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:16

Beijing’s cold-hearted act of slapping officials and students with a ban on fasting during Ramadan is sure to exacerbate tensions

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