150 Uighurs and many more supporters demonstrated in Berlin on Jult 10 for the human rights of this persecuted Muslim minority in China." Protest in Berlin following the July 2009 Ürümqi riots

Nationalism, Tibetans and Uighurs in today’s China

  • Sun, 11/17/2013 - 14:56

Nationalism arouses solidarity and generates identity politics that threaten ethnic and religious minorities. Defining the “we” also defines the “they” — and the latter is inexorably marginalized.

China's Uighur Dilemma After Tiananmen

  • Fri, 11/15/2013 - 21:12

On October 27, Usmen Hesen, his wife, and his mother crashed their sports-utility vehicle into the Golden Water Bridge by Tiananmen Square.

Xinjiang Dreams: Worrying about ethnicity

  • Thu, 11/07/2013 - 13:10

The ethnically targeted violence of July 2009 in Ürümchi overshadowed the lead-up to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

Be Skeptical of the Official Story on the Tiananmen Car Crash

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:17

Last Monday, a jeep plowed through a group of pedestrians on Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square, killing at least five people and injuring dozens before going up in flames beneath a portrait of Mao Zedong.

China’s Xinjiang problem

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:14

By Elizabeth Economy, Special to CNN
November 5th, 2013

Why China should be open about Tiananmen attack

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:11

Robert Daly is director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The views expressed are his own.

The sight of the deadly car crash last Monday near Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

China's Demonization of Uighurs

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:08

Beijing policies, not jihadism or terrorism, are creating an upsurge in ethnic tensions between Uighurs and Han

Police cars are parked in front of a giant portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Reuters

China's Desperate 'Terrorists'

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:05

Human rights abuses in Xinjiang create a cycle of violence.

Chinese armed police patrol the streets of the Muslim Uighur quarter in Urumqi after a series of terrorist attacks hit Xinjiang Province on June 29, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

World attention should turn to oppression of Uighurs in China

  • Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:00

A vehicle plowed into a crowd at Tiananmen Square in Beijing before crashing and bursting into flames on Oct. 28. The incident occurred near Tiananmen Gate in front of a gigantic portrait of Mao Tse-tung, the founding father of modern China.

An anti-terrorism force holds exercises in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang region in July.

Tiananmen crash: Terrorism or cry of desperation?

  • Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:12

The events on Beijing's Tiananmen Square that resulted in the death of five people and the injury of dozens more were tragic, but are they representative of a serious terrorist threat to the Chinese state as is now being suggested by official sources?