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Uyghurs fasting while observing Ramadan. (Credit: Al Jazeera)

Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results

  • Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:27

Following deadly attacks in Beijing, Kunming and Urumqi over the last year, the Xinjiang government has intensified its efforts to regulate Uyghur religious activities.

Stringer/China/Reuters/Corbis A Uighur man watching a convoy of Chinese paramilitaries in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 23, 2014

From China to Jihad?

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:32

It’s a very long way from China’s arid Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the country’s far northwest to its semi-tropical borders with Vietnam, Laos, and Burma in the south

The Day Imam Tahir Died

  • Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:21

There is little reason to wake up early in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road city of 350,000 in the southwestern corner of China’s vast Xinjiang region.

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Mahmud -- Not Just Another Mainland Tourist in Hong Kong

  • Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:15

A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.

Photo: Goh Chai Hin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Chinese riot police in downtown Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, July 2009

Is Beijing considering a policy change in Xinjiang?

  • Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:50

The most important point to remember has always been: The economic, political and cultural integration of Xinjiang with China proper must continue

Chinese laborers working on an apartment complex in Dushanbe. With building projects executed by Chinese labor around the country, the Chinese presence has become hard to miss in Tajikistan. (Photo: David Trilling)

Tajikistan: Under China’s Economic Thumb

  • Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:54

Driving south from Dushanbe, it seems there’s a Chinese investment story at every turn. But as cash pours in from Tajikistan’s powerful neighbor to the East, local concerns are building over Beijing’s opaque plans.

China’s Silent War on Terror

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:27

A virtual media blackout makes it hard to know what's happening as Beijing tackles unrest among its Uighur Muslim minorities

A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:36

There is a chasm between the conditions experienced by the Hui and Uyghur peoples in China.

Ethnic Conflict In China’s Xinjiang: Reasons Behind At And Proposals For Solution – Analysis

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:27

Since its occupation by China after 1949, there has been discomfort in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (historically known as East Turkestan) with Chinese rule and meddling in the region’s affairs by the central government located 1,600 kilometers to the east.

Why is violence spiking in China's northwest?

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:19

Clive Palmer says the Chinese government shoots its own people. If he's talking about Xinjiang, he's right.