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The Fallout of China’s Uyghur Policy

  • Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:39

On April 30, 2014, an attack at a train station in the capital of China’s Xinjiang region killed three people and injured 79 others. Haiyun Ma, a former task force leader on minority welfare in China, argues that the only way to prevent more violence is to revise the current repressive policies on the Uyghur minority.

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Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:21

In contrast to the public posturing, the relationship on the ground is more complex and multilayered.

Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:29

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never fostered peaceful and amicable relationships with the indigenous populations of historically non-Chinese territories.

Far from Xinjiang

Ramadan, Beijing style

  • Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:23

On the evening of June 29th at the Madian mosque in northern Beijing, 100 or so Muslims gathered for prayer and the communal breaking of Ramadan’s first day of ritual fasting.

China: Stumbling In Xinjiang – Analysis

  • Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:34

There are clear indications that the Chinese are stumbling in their effort to crush the Uighur struggle against the Han Chinese domination in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang Work Forum Marks New Policy of ‘Ethnic Mingling’

  • Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:06

The recently concluded Central Work Forum on Xinjiang (zhongyang Xinjiang gongzuo zuotanhui) marked a subtle yet significant departure in the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to ethnic policy.

SCO, CSTO Increasing Efforts Against Internet Threats

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

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by Joshua Kucera

China’s Not So Secret War on Religion

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

‘Recent developments indicate increased measures to control Islam and Christianity.’

The Uyghur World Cup 2014: A search for a National Identity

  • Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:22

On June 14, 2014, two days after the Fifa World Cup opens, the second Uyghur World Cup will take place over seven days in the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri in Turkey.

A group of journalists at the pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square, May 17, 1989. (Carl Ho / Courtesy Reuters)

Modern China's Original Sin

  • Wed, 06/04/2014 - 22:08

Tiananmen Square's Legacy of Repression