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Portraits of Uighurs, China's Embattled Muslim Minority

  • Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:00

Photographer Eleanor Moseman shows the daily lives of a people native the Xinjiang region, whom the country's majority population tends to treat with suspicion.

Photo: unknown, a mosque in Kashger. Banner: It’s prohibited for the following people to go to the mosques to practice religion: 1) Communist Party members, 2) Government employees and retirees, 3) Under 18, 4) Cadres, 5) Women

Sacred Right Defiled: A Former Imam Discusses Uyghur Religious Freedom

  • Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00

Late in 2012, in an undisclosed location and over cups of sweet tea, I sat down with a former Imam to talk about Uyghur religious freedom in China.

Red Tape: Chinese Government Regulation of Uyghur Religious Freedom

  • Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:13

It is Ramadan. The Chinese government has mandated all restaurants remain open for business during fasting hours.

Honor U.S. values and interests: Back religious freedom abroad

  • Tue, 05/14/2013 - 22:54

Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote a pivotal human right abroad. In October of that year, the Senate also acted and President Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act, or IRFA, into law.

Endangered Daughters

  • Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:41

Middle-grade and adult fiction share territory largely ignored by young adult literature: the exploration of countries and eras beyond the borders of the contemporary teenager’s navel.

China's expanding core interests

  • Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:13

Now that the 'tent confrontation` in Ladakh is over and politicians' call to "drive out" the Chinese has died down, the story will disappear from the front pages.

Photo documentary: The Uyghur people in Kashgar’s maze of alleys

  • Tue, 05/07/2013 - 22:04

In 2009, development of Kashgar’s old town accelerated after the revelations of the deadly role of faulty architecture during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Salman Rushdie on Chinese Censorship

  • Mon, 05/06/2013 - 21:24

An interview with the award-winning author about freedom of expression, the People's Republic, and how literature can thrive under repressive governments.

China’s Expansionist Aims in Asia

  • Fri, 05/03/2013 - 23:20

Chinese forces have staged an “intrusion” into Indian territory that would have been top world news had they been North Korean troops straying across the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

At the Tomb of Imam Asim

  • Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:32

Mystics seem to have a penchant for seeking out remote locations. Perhaps out-of-the-way spots are more conducive to contemplation, and they add an element of enigma when chosen as a final resting place.