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China’s Double Standard on Terrorism

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45

On July 9, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jieqi chastised the U.S. for refusing to acknowledge Chinese-labeled acts of terrorism during a U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Ethnic conflict in China's Xinjiang: Reasons behind it and proposals for solution

  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:34

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.

China’s long history of harvesting organs from living political foes

  • Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:53

Enver Tohti was a surgeon in a hospital in Xinjiang, in the northwestern part of China, when, in June 1995, he was instructed by his superior to prepare for an adventure — surgery in the field.

A Chechnya in the making

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:11

An iron fist in Xinjiang is fuelling an insurrection. China’s leadership must switch tactics

Chinese soldiers in riot gear secure the area outside the Id Kah Mosque, after Imam Jumwe Tahir was killed by assailants following early morning prayers on July 30, 2014 in old Kashgar. (Kevin Frayer—Getty Images)

In the Shadow of Beijing’s Rule: Uighur Life in the Ancient City of Kashgar

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:07

Getty photographer Kevin Frayer documents a people fighting to maintain their cultural and religious independence

Spreading the net

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:02

New episodes of violence and repression have heightened tensions in Xinjiang

A Uighur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah Mosque before the Eid holiday on July 28th, in old Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The ping and reciprocal pong of a Xinjiang city’s internal diplomacy

  • Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:59

In a Chinese regional capital, Uighurs and Hans live in fearful, policed peace

Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:35

A series of violent incidents in China involving Uyghurs has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and political situation in their homeland, China’s vast northwestern province known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR or East Turkistan).


  • Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:55

The increasing tensions between the Uighurs and the Chinese government, and the increasing number of violent incidents in Xinjiang (aka East Turkistan) in the last two years demonstrate that the region has become a hot bed of ethnic conflict.

Dispatches From Xinjiang: “Encounter On The Silk Road” At The Xinjiang Art Biennale

  • Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:03

A lot of people turned out for the final day of the Xinjiang Art Biennale on July 20 at the International Expo Center.