- Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:37
Last week, an article by Foreign Policy stated that the Chinese Communist Party played a crucial role in banning the Islamic veil in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, because they have “drawn a direct link between veiling and radical Islam and even terrorists”.
- Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:29
One of the emerging trends among young Uyghur film directors is a new attention to documentary filmmaking. This approach has long been a part of Uyghur cinema, but previously it was often part of a larger public relations presentation sponsored by the Chinese Culture Ministry.
- Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:22
It's not OK to call Beijing a counterterrorism "partner" if it simply legitimizes the government’s human rights crackdown at home.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Middle Eastern Reactions to Rising China’s Uyghur Crackdown
- Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:15
This paper addresses the issue of China’s rise in the Middle East through the prism of the Uyghur and Xinjiang issues.
Sources of Conflict in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: History, Power, and Uyghur Identity Flux?
- Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:10
This commentary discusses the historical and contemporary conditions, underlying causes and future trajectories of the Uyghur conflict in the XUAR, China, and deals with issues of ethnicity, identity, religion, and nationalism in the context of the challenges within the region.
- Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:50
Good news stories from Xinjiang often involve dancing. It’s an article of faith for most Han Chinese that the Uyghurs, along with the other ethnic minorities of the People’s Republic, are particularly gifted when it comes to singing and dancing, and no tour of Xinjiang is complete without a night out at a dancing restaurant.
- Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:17
Who are the Uighurs and why have they become such an issue in East Asia? Here is a simplified analysis – absent of ideology, cant and misunderstanding – that you won’t normally find in the mainstream news media.
- Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:35
In late January, Chinese authorities announced that they are considering formal charges against Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, who has been in detention since last May.
- Mon, 02/09/2015 - 19:25
Beijing says radicalized members of its Uighur minority are terrorists with ties to the Islamic State and al Qaeda, but its repressive policies may be helping to fuel the violence.
- Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:36
This week, regional authorities outlawed Islamic veils from all public spaces in the regional capital of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).