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An Inside Look at Western China's Muslim Minority

  • Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:00

Vast expanses of sand dunes and mountains greeted me as I awoke aboard an overnight sleeper train from Lanzhou in neighboring Gansu province to Turfan.

The old town of Kashgar.

Languishing in the Republic's wake...

  • Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:28

With the coming of terrorism to Xinjiang, in many ways India’s most forgotten neighbour, a local minority is caught between violent extremism and a government that tends to emphasise security over social problems.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Beijing, in September. Photograph by Feng Li/Getty.

Next Year in China: Ten Stories to Watch

  • Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:25

For the past three years, I lived in the middle of Beijing’s fortune-telling district. Business is booming for the soothsayers beside the Lama Temple, as Chinese customers, facing a time of extraordinary uncertainty, seek otherworldly counsel.

Student-led protest in Chabcha county, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Photo by Students for a Free Tibet via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

In Some China's Ethnic Minority Regions, Internet Blackouts Are the Norm

  • Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:56

Stories of Internet censorship in China often focus on surveillance and social media filtering, practices that violate the rights to free expression and privacy of all users in mainland China.

Analysis: Are the Uyghur Muslims being persecuted in China

  • Mon, 12/16/2013 - 13:55

Almost three quarters of all people arrested in China for "endangering state security" last year came from the western Xinjiang Province, according to report from an American Dui Hua Foundation.

Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?

  • Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:19

China steps up its international counterterrorism efforts with the help of two unlikely allies: Pakistan and the U.S.

China’s Uyghur question as a strategic pit

  • Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:42

PRC’s reaction to the recent Tiananmen incident in and its pattern of handling crises of ethnic tension are increasingly dragging China into a strategic pit, which gets deeper with every instance of ethnic violence related to Tibet or Xinjiang.

Too quiet on China’s crackdown on dissent

  • Tue, 11/26/2013 - 23:33

AS WE diversify the ways in which we do business with China, we will continue to champion respect for the rule of law, human rights, religious freedom and democratic principles.”

Officials Tightly Control the Narrative Surrounding Tiananmen Square Vehicle Crash

  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 22:34

In the wake of an SUV crash at Tiananmen Square in Beijing municipality on the afternoon of October 28, 2013, Chinese officials moved quickly to suppress news and debate about the incident by foreign media

Alim Seytoff is speaking at a meeting on May 29, 2013.

China and the Uyghurs

  • Tue, 11/19/2013 - 22:21

An Uyghur leader talks about last month’s incident in Tiananmen Square and the plight of his people.