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Tensions in Tibet and Xinjiang: time on China's side?

  • Sat, 02/22/2014 - 18:09

A senior Chinese official has warned the West against meddling in his country’s domestic affairs. Zhu Weiqun said that China has “time on its side” to win over Western opinion to its point of view on the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

Joining forces for freedom

  • Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:07

PEOPLE can usually recognise an egregious violation of religious freedom when they see one.

A statue of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, in Ulaanbatar, Mongolia. Credit: Peter Zachar/Dreamstime

Genghis Khan, Founder of Mongol Empire: Facts & Biography

  • Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:21

Genghis Khan was a 13th-century warrior in central Asia who founded the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in history.

The Human Face of the Free Expression Crackdown in China

  • Fri, 02/07/2014 - 18:09

What would you do if your publisher was detained after something so innocuous as delivering a can of paint to a friend?

Xinjiang Trouble Echoes in Kyrgyzstan

  • Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:39

A recent shootout near the Chinese border raises questions.

Photo by Paul Cochrane, Tiananmen Square.

China and Islam: The Double Edged Sword

  • Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:28

On 29 October, a Uyghur man, accompanied by his wife and mother, rammed his Jeep through the barriers at Tiananmen Gate, wreaking death and destruction in the symbolic heart of the capital.

Chinese paramilitary policemen take part in an anti-terrorism exercise involving local police, paramilitary, and militia forces, in Hami in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Increased security measures in Xinjiang are unlikely to stem from Uighur attacks. Source: PA

Increased security measures in China's Xinjiang province unlikely to stem from Uighur attacks

  • Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:58

Alleged ethnic Uighur militants set off two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Xinhe town, in the Aksu prefecture of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, on 24 January.

Uighur advocate Ilham Tohti chats with students following his lecture in a classroom in Beijing.

Advocate for Uighur Minority in China Arrested, Taken to Undisclosed Location

  • Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:52

Dr. Ilham Tohti, a Professor of economics at the Central Minorities University in Beijing was arrested after a raid of his apartment and materials in it.

Document - China: Uighur scholar taken from his home: Ilham Tohti

  • Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:42

Ilham Tohti, prominent Uighur scholar and founder of the website “Uighur Online”, was taken from his home in Beijing by authorities on 15 January. His whereabouts are currently unknown. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Collateral Damage

  • Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:19

The January 15th arrest of Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur, a professor, and an activist for the rights of the Uyghur people inside the People’s Republic of China, is a distressing reminder of the realities of truly independent political thinking in China.