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China: A Bump in the Silk Road

  • Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:03

China’s grand plans for the region could be derailed without a change in approach.

Dáil debates - Human Rights Issues

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:28

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on movements for self-determination in Tibet and among the Uyghur nation of Central Asia.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (downloadable)

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:17

ChinaChange.org Editor’s Note: This article, a total of 24,000 characters in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (大象公会) website sometime after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Targeting of Islamic customs reflects 'misdiagnosis' of Uighur discontent

  • Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:45

Chinese authorities have reportedly ordered Muslim shopkeepers in a Xinjiang village to sell alcohol and cigarettes in a bid to undermine Islam's hold on local residents. But will this work? DW speaks to James Millward.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (5) – Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals

  • Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:10

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

What It Means to Be Chinese

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:33

Nationalism and Identity in Xi’s China

Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life in prison on separatism charges on September 23, 2014.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (4) – Ethnic Alienation and Segregation

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:23

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Carrot and stick tactics fail to calm China’s ethnic antagonism

  • Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

For centuries the Chinese state has governed its distant ethnic frontiers with both carrot and stick. In the past, emperors proffered ‘imperial grace’ (ēn) for those ‘barbarians’ willing to submit (at least nominally) to Chinese dominion, while reserving the right of ‘imperial might’ (wēi) for those who resisted.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion

  • Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:49

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Uighurs suffer from continuous Chinese oppression

  • Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:45

East Turkestan, known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, is located in northwest China. In the early 20th century, Uighurs used the name East Turkestan as an appellation for the whole of Xinjiang.

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