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In this Aug. 17, 2015 file photo, police investigate the scene at the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok. Thailand's national police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 15 that authorities are now certain that last month's deadly bombing at the shrine was related to the trafficking of Uighur Muslims from China to Turkey. (Mark Baker/AP)

Thailand bomb blast puts spotlight on China crackdown on Uighurs

  • Wed, 09/16/2015 - 19:46

When Thai authorities this week linked the trafficking of Chinese Muslims with the deadly bomb blast at a Bangkok temple, they placed the horrific attack squarely inside a much larger issue facing China, which has witnessed mounting hostility among its minority Uighur people.

Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 18:48

The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.

Afghanistani President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, Oct. 28, 2014 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

China’s Economic Slowdown Won’t Derail Diplomatic Outreach in Central Asia

  • Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:21

At the end of July, following reports of Taliban chief Mullah Omar’s death, peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban to be held in China were canceled, striking a serious blow to China’s diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan.

Americans’ Concerns about China: Economics, Cyberattacks, Human Rights Top the List

  • Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:19

Republicans Especially Likely to See Threats from China

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Bangkok Bombing Spotlights Uyghur Woes in Southeast Asia

  • Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:51

Uyghurs have become a thorny issue for Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations in their relations with China.

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.”