- Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:35
A series of violent incidents in China involving Uyghurs has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and political situation in their homeland, China’s vast northwestern province known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR or East Turkistan).
- Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:55
The increasing tensions between the Uighurs and the Chinese government, and the increasing number of violent incidents in Xinjiang (aka East Turkistan) in the last two years demonstrate that the region has become a hot bed of ethnic conflict.
- Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:03
A lot of people turned out for the final day of the Xinjiang Art Biennale on July 20 at the International Expo Center.
- Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50
In a 10 month period, China destroyed 80% of the Uyghur Internet in a massive digital book burning.
- Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:15
Chinese authorities appealed to nationalism to mobilize huge Chinese masses when rapid economic growth started to transform the socio-political structure of the country with a lack of adherence to communist ideals during the post-Deng Xiaoping era.
- Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:39
On April 30, 2014, an attack at a train station in the capital of China’s Xinjiang region killed three people and injured 79 others. Haiyun Ma, a former task force leader on minority welfare in China, argues that the only way to prevent more violence is to revise the current repressive policies on the Uyghur minority.
- Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:21
In contrast to the public posturing, the relationship on the ground is more complex and multilayered.
- Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:29
Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never fostered peaceful and amicable relationships with the indigenous populations of historically non-Chinese territories.
- Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:23
On the evening of June 29th at the Madian mosque in northern Beijing, 100 or so Muslims gathered for prayer and the communal breaking of Ramadan’s first day of ritual fasting.