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Chinese laborers working on an apartment complex in Dushanbe. With building projects executed by Chinese labor around the country, the Chinese presence has become hard to miss in Tajikistan. (Photo: David Trilling)

Tajikistan: Under China’s Economic Thumb

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:54

Driving south from Dushanbe, it seems there’s a Chinese investment story at every turn. But as cash pours in from Tajikistan’s powerful neighbor to the East, local concerns are building over Beijing’s opaque plans.

China’s Silent War on Terror

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:27

A virtual media blackout makes it hard to know what's happening as Beijing tackles unrest among its Uighur Muslim minorities

A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:36

There is a chasm between the conditions experienced by the Hui and Uyghur peoples in China.

Ethnic Conflict In China’s Xinjiang: Reasons Behind At And Proposals For Solution – Analysis

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:27

Since its occupation by China after 1949, there has been discomfort in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (historically known as East Turkestan) with Chinese rule and meddling in the region’s affairs by the central government located 1,600 kilometers to the east.

Why is violence spiking in China's northwest?

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:19

Clive Palmer says the Chinese government shoots its own people. If he's talking about Xinjiang, he's right.

China’s Double Standard on Terrorism

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Ethnic conflict in China's Xinjiang: Reasons behind it and proposals for solution

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:34

Since its occupation by China after 1949, there has been discomfort in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (historically known as East Turkestan) with Chinese rule and meddling in the region’s affairs by the central government located 1,600 kilometers to the east.

China’s long history of harvesting organs from living political foes

  • Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:53

Enver Tohti was a surgeon in a hospital in Xinjiang, in the northwestern part of China, when, in June 1995, he was instructed by his superior to prepare for an adventure — surgery in the field.

A Chechnya in the making

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:11

An iron fist in Xinjiang is fuelling an insurrection. China’s leadership must switch tactics

Chinese soldiers in riot gear secure the area outside the Id Kah Mosque, after Imam Jumwe Tahir was killed by assailants following early morning prayers on July 30, 2014 in old Kashgar. (Kevin Frayer—Getty Images)

In the Shadow of Beijing’s Rule: Uighur Life in the Ancient City of Kashgar

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:07

Getty photographer Kevin Frayer documents a people fighting to maintain their cultural and religious independence

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