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Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang

  • 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).

WHY WILL THINGS ONLY GET WORSE FOR THE ETHNIC CONFLICTS OF CHINA?

  • 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.

Dispatches From Xinjiang: “Encounter On The Silk Road” At The Xinjiang Art Biennale

  • 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.

How China Dismantled the Uyghur Internet

  • Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50

In a 10 month period, China destroyed 80% of the Uyghur Internet in a massive digital book burning.

Two women stand by a roadblock as they take a picture in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur region, in September, 2009

Uyghurs' Predicatement Between Sinification And Chinese Securitization In Xinjiang

  • 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.

A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (Courtesy Reuters)

Suicide By Drought

  • Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:45

How China is Destroying Its Own Water Supply

The Fallout of China’s Uyghur Policy

  • 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.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool

Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?

  • Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:21

In contrast to the public posturing, the relationship on the ground is more complex and multilayered.

Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

  • 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.

Far from Xinjiang

Ramadan, Beijing style

  • 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.

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