- 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.
- Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:15
The Chinese embassy in Australia expresses its displeasure with an ABC program.
- Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:11
Crackdown or reform, Chinese leaders will be forced to take action soon if they hope to keep the peace.
- Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:05
The ABC's Foreign Correspondent story 'Crackdown', about Beijing's renewed hard-line in Xinjiang and which on Tuesday night, has been the focus of considerable Chinese ire.