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Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion

  • Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:49

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.

Uighurs suffer from continuous Chinese oppression

  • Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:45

East Turkestan, known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, is located in northwest China. In the early 20th century, Uighurs used the name East Turkestan as an appellation for the whole of Xinjiang.

Xinjiang: Now the core, not the periphery of China’s growth and security concerns

  • Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:43

There’s been rare good press for the PRC covering its initiative to promote security, economic growth, and sanity in “AfPak,” and there’s been the usual bad press concerning a vituperative PRC attack on three American historians on the seemingly esoteric question of “Manchu sinicization.”

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (2)

  • Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:08

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.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (1)

  • Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:21

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.

Pakistan describes its friendship with China as "higher than the Himalayas"

Is China-Pakistan 'silk road' a game-changer?

  • Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:35

China has announced a $46bn investment plan which will largely centre on an economic corridor from Gwadar in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The BBC's M Ilyas Khan looks at the significance of the plans.

Vehicles pass a billboard featuring Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R), Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain (L), ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to the country, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 April 2015. (Sohail Shahzad/EPA)

What China’s and Pakistan’s special friendship means

  • Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:16

The friendship between China and Pakistan, read billboards in Chinese and English dotting Islamabad this week, "is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel."

Corridor of power

  • Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:12

Xi Jinping arrives, bearing gifts

Photos: Elasticitea

Souls of Uighur Folk

  • Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:32

In his 1903 classic, William Du Bois considered what he called ‘double consciousness,’ defining it as a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

Carolyn Drake An apartment complex in Kashgar for Uighurs displaced by development projects, 2009

China: What the Uighurs See

  • Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:38

Xinjiang is one of those remote places whose frequent mention in the international press stymies true understanding.

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