Asean must stand up to China over Uighurs

  • Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:28

Our region has a duty to protect the rights of migrants who face persecution by authorities back home

Prof. Ilham Tohti (centre) with Tsering Woser and Wang Lixiong/photo/Woser's facebook page

Pushing the Uighurs Too Far

  • Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:24

The roots of the hatred between ethnic Han Chinese, China’s dominant group, and the mainly Muslim Uighurs of the western borderlands go deep.

The United States of China

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:49

Last week, China’s two primary legislative bodies, the National People’s Congress and the People’s Political Consultative Congress, convened their annual meetings in Beijing

What can Turkey do for the Crimean Tatars?

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:36

Slavic nationalism is an explosive brew, as we know from the former Yugoslavia. The situation in the Crimean peninsula is providing premonitions of a second Bosnia.

Uyghur women surround a Chinese riot policemen as they protest in Urumqi on July 7.

China’s unrest

  • Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:32

The Chinese government’s difficulties with the Uighur minority in its westernmost region are increasing, despite Beijing’s efforts to integrate Uighurs with the country’s Han-speaking majority.

The burden of empire

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:57

After a brutal attack in China, the Communist Party needs to change its policies towards minorities

Police near the scene of the train-station massacre, March 2. Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press

The Right Response to the Atrocity in Kunming

  • Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:54

China's repression of Uighurs—no free speech, no freedom of religion—breeds instability.

Editorial: China’s rebellious province

  • Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:43

The carnage allegedly committed by terrorists of the Uighur minority at Kunming Railway Station in southwest China on Saturday night was a humiliating slap in the face of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. At least 29 people were killed and 143 wounded in the act of terror, which represents a serious challenge to their leadership.

China: Mass stabbing shows the country must address Uighur grievances

  • Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:07

On the 1 March 2014, a mass knife stabbing attack that claimed 29 lives and injured over 130 took place at Kunming train station in South-West China.

Chinese armed police patrol the scene of the terror attack at the main train station in Kunming, Yunnan province, on March 2, 2014. The attackers acted in desperation after a failed attempt to leave the country and become jihadists overseas, a Chinese official was Wednesday quoted as saying. -- PHOTO: AFP

Beijing needs to rethink Uighur policy

  • Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:55

The horrific attacks by machete-wielding terrorists in a Chinese railway station have driven home the fact that China has a serious insurgency on its hands.