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The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship

  • Wed, 12/23/2015 - 20:19

What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.

A war on terror with Chinese characteristics

  • Mon, 12/21/2015 - 18:40

Thanks to its insulation from the outside world, a powerful repressing apparatus and its “third world” status, China was long free of major terror attacks. 

2015 Lantos Human Rights Prize Video - Irshad Manji, Rebiya Kadeer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • Thu, 12/17/2015 - 19:13

Three women of Muslim heritage receive the Lantos Human Rights prize on Thursday (December 10).

The aptly named Ya’ou (Asia-Europe) Boulevard, part of the Western Europe-Western China Highway which will soon stretch from the east coast of China to St. Petersburg, Russia, runs through the center of Horgos. The border with Kazakhstan is in the background. Image Credit: Wade Shepard

The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:58

There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.

David Mulroney, president of the University of St. Michael’s College, was Canada’s ambassador to China from 2009-2012.

How to deal with China on human rights

  • Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:51

An incident at a Thai detention centre last month offers an example of China’s growing reach and influence. It’s also a reminder of how difficult it is going to be for us to manage a positive relationship with China without losing sight of core Canadian interests. Difficult, but not impossible.

The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Cage Life

  • Tue, 12/15/2015 - 21:59

Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism.

Dispatches From Xinjiang: Uyghurs And “Terrorism”

  • Tue, 12/15/2015 - 21:45

In a recent article James Leibold, a scholar at La Trobe University in Australia, discussed the way ethnic minority struggles against police and structural violence has often been officially mislabeled “terrorism.”


  • Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

As the U.S. Ambassador to China, I count myself lucky to work with China every day.

Profiling and Harassment Crossing Borders in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:35

Crossing borders in and out of Xinjiang proved to be unexpectedly problematic. Is this a sign of challenges to come as I continue traveling along the New Silk Road?

A Muslim Minority Keeps Clashing With the 'China Dream' in the Country's Increasingly Wild West

  • Tue, 12/08/2015 - 20:21

Zhou* didn't expect Kashgar to give him a cough. Before moving to the ancient city in China's Xinjiang province a month ago, the 29-year-old Han migrant had steeled himself for ethnic tensions, violence, and culture shock in the country's far west.