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Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

  • Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:41

Xi Jinping may well be able to solve the violence in Xinjiang, but Beijing will need to change course.

China's Two Problems with the Uyghurs

  • Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:35

Beijing has two problems with the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking, Central Asian people from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.

Is China's "Go West" Strategy Doomed?

  • Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:30

President Xi Jinping has big plans for Xinjiang and Central Asia. Recent bouts of violence could endanger Beijing's efforts.

A Uighur man looks on as a truck carrying paramilitary policemen travel along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014. Reuters

Beijing's Xinjiang Problem

  • Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:29

The terrorist attack Thursday in the Xinjiang region is China's deadliest in memory, though it echoes other recent episodes.

Q & A: Gardner Bovingdon on Uighur Discontent and China’s Choices

  • Mon, 05/26/2014 - 21:45

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China’s New Silk Road Vision: Lessons for India

  • Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:25

Chinese diplomacy towards Central Asia has been effective. India should take note.

Patrolling police officers and an armored police vehicle were part of the stepped-up security in Urumqi, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, after the knife and bomb attack Wednesday evening.

Q & A: Nicholas Bequelin on Why Tensions Are Rising in Xinjiang and Beyond

  • Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:41

Wednesday evening, at least two assailants armed with knives attacked a crowd of people outside a train station in Urumqi, the capital of the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Mixed Signals on Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:36

Chinese President Xi Jinping just spent four days that, in the heavily vetted and curated universe of Chinese state media, appeared full of smiles.

Holes in the iron wall

  • Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:34

A violent attack on April 30th at the main railway station in Urumqi, the capital of western China’s Xinjiang region, has left at least three people dead and nearly 80 injured.

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Counterterrorism, 'Ethnic Unity' the Focus as Xi Visits Xinjiang

  • Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:32

Xi’s visit to Xinjiang reveals a focus on counterterrorism and continued economic development.