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How Xinjiang Has Transformed China’s Counterterrorism Policies

  • Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:02

"The Xi Jinping administration has sought to transform Xinjiang; but has Xinjiang transformed China instead?"

Construction machinery lies idle in Khorgos, a city in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region that straddles the border with Kazakhstan.

Is China building bubbles or oases?

  • Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:39

A development wave is transforming an area along China's border with Kazakhstan that just three years ago boasted little more than a wealth of rocks and sand.

Six Major Characteristics of Terrorism in China with Special Characteristics

  • Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:44

On July 23, 2014, China News Service in New York reported that the data released that day by the world famous risk assessment company, Maplecroft, showed that the number of civilian deaths worldwide attributed to acts of terrorism was rising steeply. 

China Market, Rawalpindi

From Uyghurs to Kashgari

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:35

A Pakistani community finds itself caught between two worlds.

How China’s Crackdown on Lawyers Affects Media Freedom

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:32

“The crackdown on human rights lawyers is truly a step backward for media freedom.”

China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far

  • Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:44

The Sino-Kyrgyz border is, on paper, an important crossing but its development has been slow.

China confirms Uighur repatriation fears

  • Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:06

Uighurs forcibly repatriated to China from Thailand last month tried to resist getting on the aircraft for fear they would be executed, China has confirmed for the first time.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

Why Thailand Returned the Uyghurs

  • Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:00

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently challenged Thailand’s repatriations of Uyghurs to China. This act, under international law could be termed refoulement, the return of a victim to their persecutor. Why would Thailand do this? The answer reflects both a long-term reality and a new political commonality.

Capitalism-loving disease: Xinjiang hidden HIV epidemic

  • Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:11

Last January, one of Western China’s foremost HIV/AIDS advocates was arrested by the People’s Republic of China on charges of “endangering state security.” Human rights activists say no one has heard from—or about—him ever since.

Uyghur Terrorism: A Misnomer?

  • Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Conflating domestic protest with international terrorism is unhelpful.

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