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Religious freedoms only become worse for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan. Reuters / Stringer China

Why is the Chinese government trying to get Uighurs to slip up on Ramadan fasts?

  • Mon, 07/29/2013 - 21:17

Religious freedoms only become worse for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan.

Unrest in Xinjiang not work of “Terrorists”

  • Sat, 07/27/2013 - 10:24

China attempts to tie unrest in Xinjiang to groups affiliated with Al Qaeda.

Throttling Dissent: China's New Leaders Refine Internet Control

  • Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

This special report is based on the 2013 China chapter of Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net survey.

Violence in northwest China and Beijing's growth plans

  • Wed, 07/24/2013 - 00:00

In China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region differing cultural values between Uighurs and Han Chinese highlight the need for Beijing to review its ethnic policy to coincide with its development plans

United States Common Sense interviews Alim Seytoff

  • Tue, 07/16/2013 - 22:39

Charles Faddis speaks with Mr. Alim A. Seytoff, Esq., the President of The Uyghur American Association.

Urumqi's mixture of cultures is unique in China. (DPerstin/Flickr)

Central Asia's Most Important City Is ... Not in Central Asia

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 17:04

It's in China. Welcome to Urumqi.

China’s Wild West: A Cautionary Tale of Ethnic Conflict and Development

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 15:04

While the international media has extensively analyzed the demonstrations and street clashes in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt over the last several weeks, there has been very little coverage of the street violence happening in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (aka East Turkistan). 

Regional Strategies of China and the Eastern Turkestan Issue

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 14:58

China is ruled by a regime blinded by rich anger and has determined to adopt unpeaceful regional plans and strategies behind the efforts to assimilate diversities and eliminate opponents in East Turkestan.

Playing the Long Game: Unrest and Changing Demography in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 07/12/2013 - 14:56

The latest bout of violence between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese erupted in Lukqun, a township in China’s far western province called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Bristling, with weapons

Unveiled threats

  • Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:00

More outbreaks of violence show the government’s policies are not working