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China, Xinjiang and the Roots of Uyghur Separatism and Terrorism

  • Thu, 09/01/2016 - 21:31

Dr, Sean R. Roberts from the The George Washington University talks about China, Xinjiang and the Roots of Uyghur Separatism and Terrorism at The Australian National University

China’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Action: The Case of Xinjiang

  • Thu, 09/01/2016 - 21:20

Julia M. Famularo from Project 2049 Institute talks about China’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Action: The Case of Xinjiang, at The Australian National University

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, and daughter Ella-Grace wave as they board a government plane to leave for China.

Cultivating relations with China a slippery slope for Trudeau

  • Mon, 08/29/2016 - 21:30

Justin Trudeau’s much ballyhooed sojourn to China in pursuit of an elevation of Sino-Canadian relations is fraught with risk to Canada’s economic sovereignty.

Urban Heritage of the Silk Road

  • Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:17

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

Why China Fears a ‘Color Revolution’ Incited by the West

  • Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:28

Earlier this month, several Chinese lawyers were convicted of “subversion” for colluding with “foreign forces” — read: the United States.

China Toppling Crosses

Religious Freedom Still Under Threat in China

  • Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:20

According to the recently released 2015 State Department International Religious Freedom Report, the Chinese government continued to exercise state control over the practice of religion.

A Newer New Frontier - Beijing’s Ambitious Plans for Xinjiang

  • Wed, 08/24/2016 - 23:39

In November 2014, the photographer Yuyang Liu saw an article in a Chinese newspaper that caught his eye. “It was the usual propaganda piece,” Liu says. “Quite superficial.” 

It’s all connected: Silk Roads old and new

  • Fri, 08/19/2016 - 21:08

Jim Millward discusses the myths, lies, truths and significance of Central Asia, Xinjiang, the Silk Road and new Chinese initiatives to revive it.

A crane winches a large red cross from one of three domes on the Guantou church in Wenzhou. The Chinese government has ordered the demolition of multiple churches around the country.

Is China An Atheist Country?

  • Thu, 08/18/2016 - 21:48

China claims that its residents are free to worship, but many religious practices are prohibited. So just how religious is China?

Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on during a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 18, 2016

China’s Xi Jinping Talks Up ‘One Belt, One Road’ as Keynote Project Fizzles

  • Thu, 08/18/2016 - 21:38

The nebulous trade and infrastructure project is jeopardized by simmering regional conflicts and territorial disputes in the South China Sea