Commentary

The Urumchi Unrest Revisited

  • Thu, 07/30/2009 - 12:00

The ugly mob violence that roiled the western Chinese city of Urumchi in Xinjiang on July 5th was rather quickly suppressed, and Urumchi is now quiet.

Old Problem on China's New Frontier

  • Sun, 07/26/2009 - 12:00

Had the August 1991 putsch against Mikhail Gorbachev not failed, the riots and death recently seen in Xinjiang could have been taking place in Russia.

We Are Protecting All Our Citizens, Uighur And Han

  • Wed, 07/15/2009 - 12:00

The Chinese government and people are very much displeased with the Journal's decision to publish Rebiya Kadeer's "The Real Story of the Uighur Riots" (op-ed, July 8), which is full of political lies and separatist rhetoric that are schemed to mislead the American public.

The Echoes of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 07/14/2009 - 12:00

The problems in Xinjiang could prove a bigger international headache for China than Tibet was. The latter attracted much Western attention, thanks in part to the appeal of the exiled Dalai Lama. But Tibet does not have the foreign linkages that Xinjiang’s Turkic and Islamic identity do.

Now the Uighurs

  • Sun, 07/12/2009 - 12:00

There's a reason news of unrest in China's Xinjiang province reads a lot like last year's trouble in Tibet.

Beijing's wages of intolerance

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

IF CHINESE leaders want to blame someone for inter-communal riots pitting Uighur Muslims against Han Chinese in the western province of Xinjiang, they need only look in the mirror.

Now Xinjiang (Editorial)

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The more Chinese authorities try to stamp out protests by repressed ethnic minorities, the fiercer those protests grow. Beijing should have learned that lesson after last year’s bloody anti-Chinese riots in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. It didn’t. This week, clashes in Xinjiang between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese have left at least 156 dead and more than 1,000 wounded.

Media Savvy in Xinjiang

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

The recent protests in China's Xinjiang region may provoke a sense of déjà vu after last year's protests in Tibet. There are superficial similarities: Both involved conflict between a repressed ethnic minority and Han Chinese,

The Right Way To Help The Uighurs

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

Unrest in China's far western region, known as Xinjiang, should not come as a surprise. The communist authorities maintain intense and unrelenting pressure on Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority group.

In China, Following General Tso's Imperial Recipe

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

Most Americans have never heard of Gen. Zuo Zongtang, but when they hit the local Chinese takeout and order a greasy carton of General Tso's chicken, they're invoking his name.

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