- Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:26
In Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western province Xinjiang, I often walk past a propaganda poster that promotes unity within the province.
- Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:57
The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a restive province in China’s western periphery, is populated in almost equal proportions by Turkic-speaking Uighurs and Mandarin-speaking Han Chinese.
- Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:37
The Silk Road plan has important domestic ramifications for China’s restive Xinjiang province.
- Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:14
On October 29, in Urumqi, 489 special travelers climbed on the slow train to Guangdong that takes 50 hours to cross the whole of China diagonally. All of them where Uighurs.
- Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:47
For over a decade, academics and policymakers have been engaged in an unusually public and at times ad hominem debate over the future direction of China’s ethnic policies.
- Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:21
When young people come to Ürümchi to work or study they are often supported by a network of people from their home village.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:39
IN THE SCRAMBLE to make sense of the violence and repression in China’s Western region of Xinjiang, where many of the Uyghur inhabitants resist Chinese rule, local Uyghur perspectives have gone largely unreported.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:35
After a very violent year, officials in China’s western province of Xinjiang announced in March 2014 that they were considering an anti-terror law for the region.
- Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:30
“U-yu-ghur, we say U-yu-ghur,” Hajji Abdulaziz* gently explains to me, as I take a seat at the front of his fabric shop, blankets and seat cushions in a dizzying array of colors, stacked from floor to ceiling.
- Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:52
The tenth anniversary of the establishment of the global network of Confucius Institutes was celebrated in China with a letter of congratulations from...