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Learning Party-speak: What the New Textbook for Dislocated Minority Students Tells us about China

  • Wed, 03/09/2016 - 21:50

Since 1980 the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been uprooting Tibetan, Uyghur and other minority youths from their communities in Western China and schooling them in the language and culture of the Han majority in eastern and coastal cities thousands of kilometres away.

A police officer gestured as she asked reporters to leave the vicinity of the courthouse in Beijing where the journalist Gao Yu was put on trial on Nov. 21. Many foreign correspondents say it is increasingly difficult to carry out their work in China.Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

How China Won the War Against Western Media

  • Mon, 03/07/2016 - 20:32

The one-two punch of censorship plus propaganda has discredited Western journalism in the eyes of many Chinese.

Spatial Results of the 2010 Census in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 03/07/2016 - 20:26

In this entry, I profile the spatial pattern ofminzu (ethnicity) and population of the 2010 census of Xinjiang. 

China Is a Bully We Need to Stand Up To - Because No One Is Safe in China Today

  • Tue, 03/01/2016 - 21:30

Twenty-four years ago, I went to China to teach English. I was eighteen years old, and it was just three years after the Tiananmen massacre

Ursula Gauthier, the Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L'Obs, crosses the security gate at the airport in Beijing before she takes her flight back to France, Dec. 31, 2015.

Interview: 'You Cannot Call that Terrorist Simply Because Many People Died'

  • Thu, 02/25/2016 - 21:36

French journalist expelled by China describes her fight against official manipulation of information about the troubled Xinjiang region.

‘Reform’ in China and the rise of rule by fear

  • Mon, 02/22/2016 - 18:42

In the course of my research on Chinese human rights lawyers over the past several years, I got to hear a lot about the techniques the government allegedly uses to control them.

A pigeon market in Kashgar, China, in December. Devotees of the pastime claim that the Uighurs have been keeping the birds for more than a thousand years. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Silk Road Market Caters to Lovers of Acceleration, Handling and Plumage

  • Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:08

In many parts of the world, pigeons are an urban pest or, at best, a tasty meal. But here in this storied, ancient outpost near China’s border with Kyrgyzstan, they are much more: a hobby, an investment and, for some, an addiction.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran.

Why is China trying to revive ancient Silk Road?

  • Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:46

The Silk Road is part of China’s 'One Belt, One Road,' an economic development strategy launched by Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2013.

Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti: A Short Introduction

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:47

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China.

A policeman tries to stop a photographer from taking pictures at a police checkpoint in Beijing, Mar. 6, 2013.

China’s Rule of Fear

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:35

China is once again gripped by fear in a way it has not been since the era of Mao Zedong.