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Ilham Tohti, Uyghur; Tybetanka Oser, Tibetan; Ai Weiwei, Han. Beijing, May 19, 2013.

China's hotbed: who created the violence?

  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:58

By turning the screws on the Uighurs tighter every day, is China actually creating the hotbed of discontent that it's trying to crack down on?

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:57

Ilham Tohti's unjust fate says much about the Chinese Communist Party's dark vision for the web's future.

A lone voice silenced

  • Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:41

China signals its alarm at rising dissent in Xinjiang by jailing an academic for life

Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside the Grand Bazaar in the ethnic Uigur area of Urumqi, July 9, 2009. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

China encourages extremism by suppressing Uighur culture

  • Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:44

China may have valid concerns about the threat of terrorism in its far western province of Xinjiang, home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

Tension, Repression, and Discrimination: China’s Uyghurs Under Threat

  • Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:01

Despite the official stance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which nominally recognizes the Uyghur people as equal citizens, Uyghur Muslims have always had a troubled relationship with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) central government authorities.

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:27

Ethnic violence has wrecked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.

Armed police in Xinjiang, keeping watch at Urumqi tourist attraction International Grand Bazaar, will be conducting all-day patrols to make sure nothing goes wrong during the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 riots. -- PHOTO: CNS

China wrong on Xinjiang

  • Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:13

China has embarked on a dangerous and self-defeating mission in troubled Xinjiang province and should reverse course as quickly as it can.

Campaigners on both sides of Scotland's independence referendum stand outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday, September 18. Scots are voting on whether the country should leave the United Kingdom and become independent.

Five secessionist movements that could learn from Scotland

  • Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:21

"Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

Ilham Tohti - The moderate critic

  • Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:17

Ilham Tohti, a well-known Uighur and a moderate critic of Beijing's policy towards the country's Muslim minority, is on trial in China on charges of "separatism." DW takes a look at the scholar's life.

Why China fears a Scottish Yes

  • Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:02

It is one of Beijing’s worst nightmares: subjects in a resource-rich semi-autonomous province hold a vote on independence.