- Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:51
During China’s Cultural Revolution the Uyghur linguist Ibrahim Mutte’i, who helped compile a comprehensive multilingual dictionary, was tortured in the pursuit of cultural conformity by having large volumes of his edited dictionary dropped on his head.
- Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:36
The New York Times reports that Ilham Tohti, a Uighur economics professor, has been arrested by Chinese authorities for separatism and inciting ethnic hatred.
- Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:21
THE LATEST flurry of news from and about Xinjiang—a fresh bout of deadly violence in the region and the arrest of an activist scholar in Beijing—suggests that Chinese authorities are not about to change their strategy for managing ethnic tensions there.
- Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:42
The arrest and detention of the outspoken Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti (pictured) in Beijing on 15 January demonstrates that the Chinese Communist Party has returned to an uncompromising, hard line approach toward Xinjiang and the Uyghur.
- Wed, 01/22/2014 - 21:13
On the afternoon of January 15, Chinese authorities arrested prominent Uyghur intellectual and Minzu University economics professor Ilham Tohti.
- Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:54
As the U.S. shifts its attention to Asia, China in turn seeks increased influence in and access to Central Asia
- Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:39
Beijing is using tactics drawn from Josef Stalin’s 1930s playbook in order to crush any form of dissent by the Uighurs, the country’s biggest Muslim ethnic minority, who live in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang.
- Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:21
Beijing claims being a ‘victim’ of terrorism perpetuated by what it refers to as “East Turkistan terrorist forces,” comprising the Muslim Uyghurs of Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XAR).
- Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:27
Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term “terrorist” in China as there is a tendency by local authorities and media outlets to define violent incidents caused by social conflict in border regions as ethnic conflict related to separatist movements.
- 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.