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Closer Reflection On The Minorities Issue

  • Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:48

Is this an indication that something is boiling in the Tibetan, Uyghur and other areas in China that are dominated by minorities? X

The city of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. / Colegota / Wikipedia / CC 2.5

Suppression in Xinjiang and the fast tracking of radicalization

  • Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:39

Party has a medium to long-term plan of "Hanification" for the so-called autonomous region.

Xinjiang’s Rapidly Evolving Security State

  • Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:32

The recent military rallies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), with machine-gun toting police and armored personnel carriers parading through the streets of the region’s major cities, foreground the ongoing instability in China’s far western region

China's Human Rights Crackdown: A Global Problem

  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:59

“This is about China actively extending its control beyond its borders.”

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent human rights developments

  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:56

The Government of China has stated its intention to play a leadership role in this Council.

Beijing Launches “All-Out Offensive” Against Uyghur Minority

  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:27

Beijing has unleashed an “all-out offensive” in the far western province of Xinjiang on the pretext of a terrorist threat from members of the nation’s predominantly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority.


  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:24

For their unprecedented scale and effectiveness, China’s efforts at censorship have been dubbed the “Great Firewall.” China, however, now has grander ambitions. Without much fanfare, the Chinese government has turned its focus outward, seeking to take its influence over the information environment global.

Where is Ethnicity?:Intersectionality in the Chinese Feminist Movement

  • Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:27

The Chinese feminist movement has been making impressive waves over the past few years. Largely made up of young women, Chinese feminist activists  have been using their fiercely creative social media skills and performance art to bring their campaigns for gender equality to a broader audience.  

Ian Johnson

What Xinjiang needs is de-escalation - Ian Johnson

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:43

While religion is getting more leeway in China, the opposite is happening for the Tibetans and Uighur, says journalist Ian Johnson, author of the upcoming book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao in the Globe&Mail. Just last week Xinjiang, home to the Uyghur, saw a strong increase in security forces.

Remembering the Ghulja Incident: 20th Anniversary of ‘Uyghur Tiananmen’ Passes With Little Notice

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:47

20 years on, the Ghulja Incident has largely disappeared from public imagination.