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The Silk Roads rise again

  • Sat, 10/24/2015 - 22:57

The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.

Wang Zhengwei has been an active voice in China's ethnic policy establishment, and now holds three key national leadership positions with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission and the United Front Work Department. (Image: Chinese Internet)

China's Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:59

Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping has sought to put his imprimatur on the contentious realm of ethnic policy.

A taxi drives past Chinese and British flags on the Mall in London, Britain October 19, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

Britain should stand up to Beijing on human rights

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:52

When George Osborne visited China last month, he spoke gushingly about the huge opportunities for British businesses there. “Part of my job here,” he said, “is to help explain to the British people what’s going in China and how exciting it is.”

Crackdown breeds Uighur resentment of China’s deserving Han heroes

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:34

The security-led response is leading to greater tension

China’s Great Game: In Russia’s backyard

  • Thu, 10/15/2015 - 21:25

Beijing’s hope to reshape the former Soviet states of central Asia is at odds with Moscow’s ambitions

China’s Great Game: New frontier, old foes

  • Wed, 10/14/2015 - 21:21

FT series: Beijing’s attempts to tame energy-rich Xinjiang may be stoking unrest from its ethnic Uighurs

China’s Great Game: Road to a new empire

  • Tue, 10/13/2015 - 19:23

FT series: A modern Silk Road is Beijing’s signature foreign policy

Why Did Britain's Chancellor Visit Xinjiang?

  • Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:30

“It is now clear that the British Treasury rather than the Foreign Office runs China policy.”

China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:35

One of China’s top leaders preaches stability and ethnic unity in Xinjiang, even as news of more violence emerges.

Why did George Osborne visit Xinjiang?

  • Mon, 09/28/2015 - 20:51

This week the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister), George Osborne, made a flying visit to Urumqi following the meeting of the China-UK Strategic and Economic Dialogue. In doing so, he became the first British Minister to visit China’s restive Xinjiang Autonomous Region.