- Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:33
The recent report of Uighur refugees stranded in Thailand brings forward several significant questions regarding the refugee crisis, the status of Uighurs and the future of China as a superpower.
- Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:39
Artik Hadjiev is a middle-aged man with a gentle face and smiling eyes. Sitting in a Bishkek hotel lobby wearing a smart suit, he speaks quietly and eloquently about community building and collective aid.
- Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:26
In Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western province Xinjiang, I often walk past a propaganda poster that promotes unity within the province.
- Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:57
The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a restive province in China’s western periphery, is populated in almost equal proportions by Turkic-speaking Uighurs and Mandarin-speaking Han Chinese.
- Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:37
The Silk Road plan has important domestic ramifications for China’s restive Xinjiang province.
- Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:14
On October 29, in Urumqi, 489 special travelers climbed on the slow train to Guangdong that takes 50 hours to cross the whole of China diagonally. All of them where Uighurs.
- Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:47
For over a decade, academics and policymakers have been engaged in an unusually public and at times ad hominem debate over the future direction of China’s ethnic policies.
- Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:21
When young people come to Ürümchi to work or study they are often supported by a network of people from their home village.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:39
IN THE SCRAMBLE to make sense of the violence and repression in China’s Western region of Xinjiang, where many of the Uyghur inhabitants resist Chinese rule, local Uyghur perspectives have gone largely unreported.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:35
After a very violent year, officials in China’s western province of Xinjiang announced in March 2014 that they were considering an anti-terror law for the region.