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Student-led protest in Chabcha county, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Photo by Students for a Free Tibet via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

In Some China's Ethnic Minority Regions, Internet Blackouts Are the Norm

  • Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:56

Stories of Internet censorship in China often focus on surveillance and social media filtering, practices that violate the rights to free expression and privacy of all users in mainland China.

Analysis: Are the Uyghur Muslims being persecuted in China

  • Mon, 12/16/2013 - 13:55

Almost three quarters of all people arrested in China for "endangering state security" last year came from the western Xinjiang Province, according to report from an American Dui Hua Foundation.

Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?

  • Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:19

China steps up its international counterterrorism efforts with the help of two unlikely allies: Pakistan and the U.S.

China’s Uyghur question as a strategic pit

  • Tue, 12/03/2013 - 20:42

PRC’s reaction to the recent Tiananmen incident in and its pattern of handling crises of ethnic tension are increasingly dragging China into a strategic pit, which gets deeper with every instance of ethnic violence related to Tibet or Xinjiang.

Too quiet on China’s crackdown on dissent

  • Tue, 11/26/2013 - 23:33

AS WE diversify the ways in which we do business with China, we will continue to champion respect for the rule of law, human rights, religious freedom and democratic principles.”

Officials Tightly Control the Narrative Surrounding Tiananmen Square Vehicle Crash

  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 22:34

In the wake of an SUV crash at Tiananmen Square in Beijing municipality on the afternoon of October 28, 2013, Chinese officials moved quickly to suppress news and debate about the incident by foreign media

Alim Seytoff is speaking at a meeting on May 29, 2013.

China and the Uyghurs

  • Tue, 11/19/2013 - 22:21

An Uyghur leader talks about last month’s incident in Tiananmen Square and the plight of his people.

Uighur women defy China's government by continuing to wear tiny Taipak hats

  • Fri, 11/15/2013 - 21:01

Rare photos reveal how the persecuted Uighur people defy Communist rulers with colourful veils, beards and tiny Taipak hats declared illegal by China's government

Why the Carrot Isn't Working, Either

  • Wed, 11/13/2013 - 18:04

The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.

Uighur jade vendors in foreground wait for customers at an outdoor curio market where Chinese police have been checking their IDs everyday since a vehicle attack in Beijing, Oct. 30, 2013.  Ng Han Guan/AP

China's Uighurs: Who are they, and why are they unhappy?

  • Mon, 11/11/2013 - 18:18

An audacious attack on Beijing's Tiananmen Square has cast attention on the ethnic minority that China often calls terrorists. That label does not apply to most Uighurs.