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Don’t make yourself at home

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:28

Uighurs and Tibetans feel left out of China’s economic boom; ethnic discrimination is not helping

China and the Lethal Drone Option

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:52

As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.

Who gave “judicial independence” a death sentence?

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:11

In recent weeks, China has slipped into a place of turmoil with respect to its discourse on the concept of “judicial independence,” or sifa duli (司法独立).

China's anti-ISIL rhetoric aims to globalize Uighur crackdown, say experts

  • Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:25

Analysis: State media reports that 300 Chinese nationals are fighting with extremist groups in Iraq and Syria

The Rise of False Terrorism in China

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:15

Xinjiang is the largest province in China, accounting for one-sixth of the country’s total geography.

Sieren's China: Beijing charts unknown territory with counter-terrorism law

  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:49

The fight against international terror won’t be won without international cooperation. Beijing is having to rethink its counter-terrorism strategies, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.

Women wearing traditional Uighur clothes in the city of Kashgar in the Chinese Xinjiang province. The mostly Muslim Uighurs share very close linguistic and cultural links to Central Asia and resent the Han Chinese. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

Tighter Han-Uighur links could pave way for New Silk Road trade initiative

  • Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:37

Project will offer investment opportunities as well as energy and resources exchanges

Nile Green on The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

  • Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:06

ON MAPS TODAY, China’s Central Asian regions are labeled Xinjiang, literally designating the “New Territories” annexed to the Chinese state during the Qing imperial conquests of the 1750s.

A veiled Uighur woman at a food stall in a market in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in August.Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Q. and A.: James Leibold on Ethnic Policies in China

  • Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:29

James Leibold is a senior lecturer in politics and Asian studies at La Trobe University in Australia, and is currently based in Beijing.

Delusion about China is a bipartisan policy

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:14

Tighter economic integration with China should not be a reason to delude oneself about the nature of a regime that is profoundly adverse to democracy, writes Nicholas Bequelin.