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Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:35

China’s policies force Uyghurs to choose between losing their cultural heritage and pursuing better living standards.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively


  • Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:59

Teaching Uighur children in Mandarin will not bring stability to Xinjiang

China's war on Ramadan

  • Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:56

It is really hard to understand what the Chinese government tries to accomplish with its holy wars against various religious practices

Declaration of Unity of the Tenth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference

  • Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:30

We, the delegates to the Tenth Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference, held from April 26 to 30, 2015 in Washington, DC with the theme of “Building A Free Democratic Homeland with Citizen Power: Prospects and Pathways,” recalled ...

Chinese Dreams: The Fight for Democratic Pluralism

  • Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:31

In March, David Shambaugh, a professor at George Washington University, wrote a major essay for the Wall Street Journal titled “The Coming Chinese Crackup.

Armed police outside the Urumqi airport. Image Credit: Fred Wong (VOA)

181 Terrorist Groups

  • Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:38

Last week China claimed it had arrested 181 terrorist groups in Xinjiang over the past year.

Image Credit: Flickr/ Hendrik Terbeck

Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall

  • Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:51

China strictly controls any graffiti that signals dissent even while promoting innocuous graffiti.

Image Credit: Kashgar via Pete Niesen / Shutterstock.com

China: A Bump in the Silk Road

  • Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:03

China’s grand plans for the region could be derailed without a change in approach.

Dáil debates - Human Rights Issues

  • Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:28

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on movements for self-determination in Tibet and among the Uyghur nation of Central Asia.