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Human Rights, Snowden, and How Not to Get Hacked

  • Thu, 11/07/2013 - 13:07

The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.

Many members of Xinjiang's Uighur ethnicity use a unique time zone two hours behind official Chinese time. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

China Only Has One Time Zone—and That's a Problem

  • Wed, 11/06/2013 - 00:00

The Communist Party's decision to use Beijing time across the country, done to enhance “national unity,” has backfired in Xinjiang.

Children of the Uighur ethnic group play while cleaning outside their home in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 24 May 2013. (AAP)

Comment: Civilising China’s ethnic minorities

  • Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:29

It’s time for fresh thinking by the Communist Party on China’s ‘ethnic question’, writes David Brophy.

Tightening the screws

  • Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:30

“WE DON’T like them,” says a young man, referring to the small groups of paramilitary police deployed every 150 metres or so along Liberation South Road in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province

Armed police stand guard at Tiananamen Square in Beijing on October 31, 2013, following a 'terror attack' that left two tourists and three car occupants dead (AFP, Ed Jones)

What the Tiananmen Square attack reveals about China's security state

  • Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:55

China blames a Uighur separatist group for the Tiananmen car attack this week. But that's highly unlikely, analysts say.

Tiananmen Mystery: Can China Hold an Open Terror Trial?

  • Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:44

October 31, 2013
Posted by Evan Osnos

Who Are the Uyghurs Really?

  • Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:10

I was sitting in my high school history classroom on September 11, 2001. Although not in the city proper, I was living in New York at the time, and my father was working just across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Tiananmen Square: Was it a suicide attack?

  • Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:20

With Chinese authorities serving up a heavily filtered version of events, François Picard’s panel probes the likelihood of ethnic Uighurs actually attempting a suicide attack on Tiananmen Square.

World Uyghur Congress: WUC urges calm and caution after Beijing incident on October 28, 2013

  • Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:17

The World Uyghur Congress is concerned over a lack of state transparency regarding an incident on October 28, 2013 near Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

China: The Wisdom Of The Nazis

  • Mon, 10/28/2013 - 23:30

As China’s economy has grown so has Chinese skill at using its economic power to pressure nations to cooperate.