Commentary

Chinese security forces participating in a military drill in Hotan in the Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

China’s Holding Back of Terrorism Evidence Seen as Baffling

  • Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Foreign reporters and observers are prevented from independently verifying state media accounts.

The Revolt in China’s Uighur Autonomous Region

  • Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:48

The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the far west of the People’s Republic of China is more than 1.6 million square kilometres in area.

Chinese paramilitary policemen stand watch over visitors during the flag-lowering ceremony on the eve of the June 4 anniversary at Tiananmen Square in Beijing [AP]

Remembering Tiananmen Square: Time to say 'no' to tyranny

  • Wed, 06/04/2014 - 22:05

The voices to topple the Chinese Communist Party have become louder than ever.

Uighur protesters in Tokyo shout slogans during a rally against Chinese government's policy in Xinjiang [EPA]

China's Uighurs claim cultural 'genocide'

  • Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:08

Why the Uighur people will continue to reject China's colonial and apartheid rule.

Jackboot tactics deepen unrest

  • Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:01

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the largest military force in the world, with almost 2.3 million soldiers in uniform.

Opinion: China's iron fist comes down where it shouldn't

  • Mon, 05/26/2014 - 21:43

Over 30 people have died in China's northwestern Xinjiang province in a pointless attack. Beijing's "iron fist" politics have failed to put an end to such violence for a reason, says DW's Matthias von Hein.

Armed policemen surround a knife-wielding 'attacker' during a counter-terrorism drill in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, April 26, 2014.

ETHNIC TENSIONS IN CHINA AND GEOPOLITICS OF THE UYGHUR QUESTION

  • Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:59

The recent events that took place in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are attracting further attention to the Uyghur question and ethnic conflict in the region.

China’s separatists

  • Mon, 05/12/2014 - 20:03

President Xi Jinping’s decision to send troops to Xinjiang province in order to strike a “crushing blow” against terrorism marks a troubling resurgence of a political crisis that has been simmering for years.

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla province on March 15. Photo: Tuwaedaniya Meringing / AFP

Thailand as a regional haven for human trafficking

  • Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:52

Throughout the past five months, a total of 426 asylum-seekers from Central Asia landed in various parts of Thailand. These new arrivals were unusual and different from the Rohingya arriving in boats from the Andaman Sea, a pattern set over the past few years.

Jewher Ilham testifies at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, April 8, 2014.

A Uighur Father’s Brave Fight

  • Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:07

The last time I saw my father was on Feb. 2, 2013. We were at the international airport in Beijing, about to board a flight to America for him to spend a year as a visiting scholar at Indiana University. I was 18, and was coming along for a few weeks to help him settle in.

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