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The minister of blame

  • Thu, 07/16/2009 - 12:00

US citizen Rebiyer Kadeer started the recent street-fight in China's Xinjiang province, despite the fact that she was on the other side of the world, fast asleep.

Irreconcilable forces in China

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

The riots between the majority Han people and the Uighur minority in China’s far northwest are only the latest upsets in a region that has seen civilizations clashing as long as there have been civilizations.

The root cause of unrest in Muslim China

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

Chinese developers have been using deception, deceit, and lies to raze Uyghur homes in Xinjiang for decades.

ANALYSIS-China's far-west strife reveals a country in flux

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

The potential dark side of China's future was on show last week when crowds of Han Chinese, clutching clubs, axes and mobile phones, sought revenge after a rampage by minority Uighur Muslims.

The Uighur dilemma

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

My good friends Dana Rohrabacher and Newt Gingrich are arguing, albeit at long distance, over the guilt and potential fate of some of the prisoners still being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Rohrabacher believes the Uighur prisoners still at Guantánamo aren’t terrorists at all, while Newt is convinced they are just too dangerous to be released.

Unrest in Xinjiang: Where's the Muslim outrage?

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

Muslims around the world have largely remained silent about last week's deadly riots between Han Chinese and Uighurs. What makes this case of 'oppression' of Muslims different than others?

China's twin troubles

  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:00

Unrest in Xinjiang and China's economic downturn seem unrelated – but the leadership's reactions have key similarities

Q&A with Uighur spiritual leader Rebiya Kadeer

  • Sun, 07/12/2009 - 12:00

The Monitor spoke with the exiled mother figure for China's Uighurs about the deadly riots, independence, and China's use of the label of 'terrorist.'

A rude lesson on unity and stability for Muslims and Chinese Government

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

Decades of bad blood over inter-ethnic ties, official missteps and external influences boiled over into violence last Sunday in remote Xinjiang province in northwest China.

China's leaders reap instability

  • Sat, 07/11/2009 - 12:00

 Bloody riots which broke out this week in the far west of China are another ominous warning which the ruling Communist Party should heed if it is to maintain the country's cherished stability. Although quickly dismissed by officials as the work of foreign provocateurs, this violence highlights the moral void at the heart of the government's policies for future development and can't be squelched permanently with another crackdown.