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A notice in Chinese from the Ceramic Factory Neighborhood Committee indicates that Arzugul Memet's residence was sealed on Aug. 16, 2013.

Policing Uyghur Women’s Religious Expression

  • Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:00

Earlier this month, a ban on publicly wearing burqas, full-face veils and full-body coverings passed in Urumchi, the capital of the Uyghur region in China.

Central Asia: the view from China

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:17

China’s rise in Central Asia is not a new phenomenon. For the past decade, Beijing has gradually moved to become the most significant and consequential actor on the ground in a region that was previously considered Russia’s backyard.

Ilham Tohti

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair

  • Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:56

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists.

Beijing's Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard?

  • Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:46

What the data reveals about the ongoing insurgency in Xinjiang.

Unrest in China's Xinjiang region

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:49

What’s at the heart of mounting tensions between the Chinese government and ethnic Uighurs?

Don’t make yourself at home

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:28

Uighurs and Tibetans feel left out of China’s economic boom; ethnic discrimination is not helping

China and the Lethal Drone Option

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:52

As China continues to refine drone technology, lethal strikes (at home and abroad) are a very real option.

Who gave “judicial independence” a death sentence?

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:11

In recent weeks, China has slipped into a place of turmoil with respect to its discourse on the concept of “judicial independence,” or sifa duli (司法独立).

China's anti-ISIL rhetoric aims to globalize Uighur crackdown, say experts

  • Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:25

Analysis: State media reports that 300 Chinese nationals are fighting with extremist groups in Iraq and Syria

The Rise of False Terrorism in China

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:15

Xinjiang is the largest province in China, accounting for one-sixth of the country’s total geography.