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The Consequences of the Paris and Beirut Attacks for China

  • Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:58

The coordinated series of bombings and shootings by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday the 13th which killed 129 people in Paris and 43 people in Beirut the day before, will have long-reaching repercussions on the domestic and foreign policies of many nations.

China’s Internal Migration Woes

  • Tue, 11/17/2015 - 21:19

To resolve ethnic conflict in Xinjiang and Tibet, the Chinese government must cease its policy of internal Han migration.

Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Oct. 14. © Reuters

Digging in deeper in Russia's backyard

  • Thu, 11/12/2015 - 21:16

China's economic ambitions in Central Asia are enormous, exemplified by its Silk Road Economic Belt proposals.

President of the World Uyghur Congress Rebiya Kadeer is an entrepreneur and Chinese politician who was jailed by China’s government and eventually left for a life of exile. (Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

Blame China for the tragic Uyghur situation

  • Fri, 11/06/2015 - 19:19

I first met Rebiya Kadeer, the unofficial leader-in-exile of China’s Muslim Uyghur population, at Amnesty International’s London offices in 2007.

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)

  • Wed, 11/04/2015 - 20:10

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Chinese armed police patrol the streets of the Muslim Uyghur quarter in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, June 29, 2013.

Uighur Tensions Still High In China’s Xinjiang Region

  • Mon, 11/02/2015 - 20:19

Today Esty Dinur talks with Nick Holdstock, author of “China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State.”

A group of Uighurs protest in Urumqi. Picture: AP

More Violence in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:23

When will the unrest in Xinjiang cease? The latest attack in a long series of aggressions was recently reported by Radio Free Asia, when at least 17 assailants, armed with knives, set upon innocent Han Chinese coal miners sleeping in their dormitory beds in Baicheng on September 18.

Ilham Tohti Documentary

  • Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:19

A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.

The Silk Roads rise again

  • Sat, 10/24/2015 - 22:57

The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.

Wang Zhengwei has been an active voice in China's ethnic policy establishment, and now holds three key national leadership positions with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission and the United Front Work Department. (Image: Chinese Internet)

China's Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:59

Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping has sought to put his imprimatur on the contentious realm of ethnic policy.