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China Goes West: Laudable Development? Ethnic Provocation?

  • Wed, 12/06/2000 - 11:00

hina is embarking on an ambitious project to develop its vast western regions, for centuries the poorest and least densely inhabited areas of the country. The overt motivation is an economic one, specifically the relief of poverty.

Between the Abortion Knife and Nuclear Testing

  • Thu, 10/14/1999 - 12:00

Life is not easy for the Uighur people living in East Turkestan.
The Chinese government's birth control policy conflicts with their traditionally large families, and nuclear testing has taken its toll as well.

The Quest for an Eighth Turkic Nation

  • Tue, 10/12/1999 - 12:00

With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, six Turkic-speaking countries in central Asia gained their independence, With a population of around 30 million worldwide, seven Turkic countries (including Turkey) have joined the UN so far, These changes have further stimulated the Xinjiang Uighur people's awareness for independence.

'The General' Looks to the World for Help

  • Mon, 10/11/1999 - 12:00

Standing just 1.63 meters tall, one could hardly believe this 73-year-old amiable -looking gentleman is a legendary military figure: a first lieutenant in the Turkish artillery in the Korean War, Chief of Staff of the Center Treaty Organization, the head of the UN's mission in Afghanistan, and the organization of the Xinjiang Independence movement.

Fight for East Turkestan

  • Mon, 10/11/1999 - 12:00

In the far western Chinese territory of Xinjiang, the Uighur people have waged a decades-long struggle to establish a republic of East Turkestan. In order to gain a first-hand understanding of the independence movement, this newspaper sent a long-time observer of the ethnic liberation movements in China, New York-based writer Cao Chang-qing to the group's headquarters in Turkey. This week, we present his reports in a seven-part series, simultaneously with the Liberty Times.

The Uygur Factor

  • Sat, 05/16/1998 - 12:00

India may be upset that a country which sells the most arms, has conducted over a thousand nuclear tests and which is the only country to actually use nuclear arms against another nation, is trying to punish it.

The Anti-Separtism Struggle and its Historical Lessons Since the Liberation of Xinjiang

  • Mon, 08/16/1993 - 12:00

This is an internal (Neibu ziliao) material, which means it is only for the inside circle of Chinese Communists. It was published in 1994 as a chapter of a book written by a government sponsored research group. The title of the book:" Pan-Turkism & Pan-Islamism Study".
Chief editor of the book: Yang faren
Assistant editor: Li Ze, Dong Sheng.

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