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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?

The Tiananmen Square Car Crash: Terrorism or Accident?

  • Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:08

Beijing was shocked Monday whBeijing was shocked Monday when an SUV slammed into a crowd of tourists in front of the Forbidden City, killing two tourists and injuring 40 bystanders.en an SUV slammed into a crowd of tourists in front of the Forbidden City, killing two tourists and injuring 40 bystanders.

China's Insecurity Problem: What's Islam Got to Do With It?

  • Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:05

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, before attending a lunch with homeless and under-privileged people in Sydney, Australia, on June 17, 2013.Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

The Dalai Lama's seditious mantra

  • Thu, 10/10/2013 - 21:37

Tibetan leader's words about China's Xinjiang region reverberate during recent months of violence

Chinese President Xi Jinping plants a tree in Kazakhstan's capital Astana during his Central Asian trip, Sept. 7, 2013.

Amid Xinjiang's Troubles, China Banks on Central Asian Neighbors

  • Mon, 09/23/2013 - 09:28

Xi bags tens of billions of dollars in investments and energy deals during regional trip.

The Absurd Ramadan Ban in China is Going to Seriously Backfire on Beijing

  • Thu, 08/01/2013 - 21:25

As Muslims around the world continue to observe the holy month of Ramadan, the Chinese central government has banned it altogether for the Muslim Uighurs of Xinjiang, China, making it the latest episode of Beijing's crackdown on the ethnic minority.

China’s Ramadan repression

  • Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

China’s confrontation with the Uighur people of Xinjiang province poses many challenges to the authorities in Beijing. 

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