- Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:35
China has announced a $46bn investment plan which will largely centre on an economic corridor from Gwadar in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The BBC's M Ilyas Khan looks at the significance of the plans.
- Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:16
The friendship between China and Pakistan, read billboards in Chinese and English dotting Islamabad this week, "is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel."
- Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:32
In his 1903 classic, William Du Bois considered what he called ‘double consciousness,’ defining it as a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
- Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:38
Xinjiang is one of those remote places whose frequent mention in the international press stymies true understanding.
- Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:59
The situation of Uighurs in China shows that what Assad did in Syria does not stay in Syria. Methods of repression spread and embolden other regimes. If this is not be stopped it will become a model for other oppressive governments around the world
Dispatches From Xinjiang: The Future Of Uyghur Tradition In “Rahime,” A Short Film By Mukaddas Mijit
- Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:07
In the short film Rahime, the Uyghur ethnomusicologist and filmmaker Mukaddas Mijit portrays a moment in the life of her grandmother.
- Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:50
Ten months after agreeing to build a natural gas pipeline to eastern China, Russia is reportedly trying to shift deliveries to a cheaper western route.
- Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00
This essay is part of the series “All About China”—a journey into the history and diverse culture of China through essays that shed light on the lasting imprint of China’s past encounters with the Islamic world as well as an exploration of the increasingly vibrant and complex dynamics of contemporary Sino-Middle Eastern relations.
- Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:31
Recently, in a country that is decidedly not France, a Muslim man has been sentenced to six years in prison for keeping a beard.