- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:24
China’s frontiers have never been more volatile. In western Xinjiang, terrorist attacks by the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority native to the region have increased sharply, as dissatisfaction with both Beijing’s rule and mass immigration to the region by Han Chinese spills over into violence.
- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:59
Xinjiang will soon see the launch of its first high-speed railway train that will run from Lanzhou city in neighboring Gansu province to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.
- Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:26
Tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in recent weeks demanding the right to choose their leaders independently from Chinese authorities.
- Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:11
Is the state actively engaged in decreasing participation in nonviolent resistance and delegitimizing Uyghur grievances by highlighting escalating violence?
- Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:39
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.
- Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:36
"Despite the vast differences that set Hong Kong apart from Tibet and Xinjiang, we can find one plausible common explanation for the unrest in all three places..."
- Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:46
Many feared that the recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong would end with a crackdown reminiscent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, when the Chinese army crushed a peaceful student occupation of central Beijing and killed hundreds or even thousands of people in the process.
- Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:33
The government entity, colloquially called the 'Bingtuan,' employs almost 12 percent of everyone in Xinjiang.
- Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:30
China is currently in the midst of yet another crackdown on Uyghur separatist violence, and this one is unlikely to be more successful in the long term than the previous crackdowns. Violence in Xinjiang is not particularly new.
- Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:37
Beijing's well-documented heavy-handed response to the recent upswing in violence in Xinjiang has been one contributor to the internationalization of the Uyghur issue which I argued in part 1 of this post.