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Chinese Dreams: The Fight for Democratic Pluralism

  • Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:31

In March, David Shambaugh, a professor at George Washington University, wrote a major essay for the Wall Street Journal titled “The Coming Chinese Crackup.

Armed police outside the Urumqi airport. Image Credit: Fred Wong (VOA)

181 Terrorist Groups

  • Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:38

Last week China claimed it had arrested 181 terrorist groups in Xinjiang over the past year.

Image Credit: Flickr/ Hendrik Terbeck

Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall

  • Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:51

China strictly controls any graffiti that signals dissent even while promoting innocuous graffiti.

Image Credit: Kashgar via Pete Niesen / Shutterstock.com

China: A Bump in the Silk Road

  • Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:03

China’s grand plans for the region could be derailed without a change in approach.

Dáil debates - Human Rights Issues

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:28

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on movements for self-determination in Tibet and among the Uyghur nation of Central Asia.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (downloadable)

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:17

ChinaChange.org Editor’s Note: This article, a total of 24,000 characters in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (大象公会) website sometime after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Targeting of Islamic customs reflects 'misdiagnosis' of Uighur discontent

  • Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:45

Chinese authorities have reportedly ordered Muslim shopkeepers in a Xinjiang village to sell alcohol and cigarettes in a bid to undermine Islam's hold on local residents. But will this work? DW speaks to James Millward.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (5) – Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals

  • Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:10

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

What It Means to Be Chinese

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:33

Nationalism and Identity in Xi’s China

Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life in prison on separatism charges on September 23, 2014.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (4) – Ethnic Alienation and Segregation

  • Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:23

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

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