- Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:30
“U-yu-ghur, we say U-yu-ghur,” Hajji Abdulaziz* gently explains to me, as I take a seat at the front of his fabric shop, blankets and seat cushions in a dizzying array of colors, stacked from floor to ceiling.
- Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:52
The tenth anniversary of the establishment of the global network of Confucius Institutes was celebrated in China with a letter of congratulations from...
- Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:05
A recent Foreign Policy op-ed by Whitney Kassel on the Xinjiang conflict represents an excellent example of the conceptual divide between the academic and policy-security communities.
- Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:03
In a private English lesson in a classroom in Urumqi, a young Han Chinese girl and I were discussing American
- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:24
China’s frontiers have never been more volatile. In western Xinjiang, terrorist attacks by the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority native to the region have increased sharply, as dissatisfaction with both Beijing’s rule and mass immigration to the region by Han Chinese spills over into violence.
- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:59
Xinjiang will soon see the launch of its first high-speed railway train that will run from Lanzhou city in neighboring Gansu province to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.
- Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:26
Tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in recent weeks demanding the right to choose their leaders independently from Chinese authorities.
- Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:11
Is the state actively engaged in decreasing participation in nonviolent resistance and delegitimizing Uyghur grievances by highlighting escalating violence?
- Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:39
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.
- Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:36
"Despite the vast differences that set Hong Kong apart from Tibet and Xinjiang, we can find one plausible common explanation for the unrest in all three places..."