- Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:29
James Leibold is a senior lecturer in politics and Asian studies at La Trobe University in Australia, and is currently based in Beijing.
- Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:14
Tighter economic integration with China should not be a reason to delude oneself about the nature of a regime that is profoundly adverse to democracy, writes Nicholas Bequelin.
- Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:33
The recent report of Uighur refugees stranded in Thailand brings forward several significant questions regarding the refugee crisis, the status of Uighurs and the future of China as a superpower.
- Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:39
Artik Hadjiev is a middle-aged man with a gentle face and smiling eyes. Sitting in a Bishkek hotel lobby wearing a smart suit, he speaks quietly and eloquently about community building and collective aid.
- 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.