Elliot Sperling (R) with Ilham Tohti in an undated photo.

Blacklisting Scholars

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:32

China is increasingly denying entry to foreign scholars to punish those who work on issues that Beijing deems to be politically troublesome.

China’s treatment of Uighurs will only radicalise them

  • Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:16

Beijing’s cold-hearted act of slapping officials and students with a ban on fasting during Ramadan is sure to exacerbate tensions

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

Why Beijing Fears Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti

  • Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:34

Since Xi Jinping became China's new president more than a year ago, questioning or criticizing Chinese Communist Party rule has become an extremely risky business for academics, scholars and lawyers in China.

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.


  • 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.