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Regardless of party, China will continue to exist in some form. (China Photos/Getty Images)

Why China's Communist Party is headed for collapse

  • Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:34

It might take years or even decades, but the cracks are already starting to show

Ilham Tohti

Engaging China on Human Rights

  • Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00

China is bound to act in its national interest. Upholding human rights is one of those interests.

How Chinese Think About Terrorism

  • Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00

A survey of Chinese attitudes in the wake of the March attack on Kunming.

Living Without Internet for a Year (the REAL Story)

  • Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:38

My Dearest Xinhua, I just wanted to write a personal thank-you for your recent article about the year-long internet blackout here in Xinjiang.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Chen Aizhu

China’s Delicate Pursuit of Natural Gas

  • Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

As it seeks to reduce its dependence on coal, Beijing’s return to the Silk Road raises some unfamiliar security concerns.

From left to right: Ilham, wife and Woeser, seven days before Ilham’s arrest. Photo from the Tibetan writer Woeser’s Twitter account @degewa.

My Ideals and the Career Path I Have Chosen

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:16

On January 15, 2014, Chinese authorities arrested Ilham Tohti, a Uighur economics professor at the prestigious Minzu University in Beijing. Authorities formally charged him with separatism on February 25, and have so far denied him access to his attorney.

Mr Xi Jinping at a ceremony in Belgium with King Philippe (front right) last week during his visit to Europe. Photo: Reuters

Foreign political models could be catastrophic for China: Xi

  • Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:18

China experimented with various political systems, including multi-party democracy, but they did not work, President Xi Jinping said during a visit to Europe, warning that copying foreign political or development models could be catastrophic.

Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine

  • Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:45

The argument that the Ukraine crisis presents a huge opportunity for Beijing is critically flawed.

Uighur men gather at a live animal market in Hotan, Xinjiang, in northwestern China, on Nov. 7, 2013. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Q&A: China is trying to frame its crackdown on Uyghur extremists as its own war on terror

  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:17

Beijing blamed Uyghurs for the deadly stabbing frenzy at a train station in southwestern China in March. Experts warn its response could make things worse.

China’s Westward Expansion and its Discontents

  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:12

In southwestern China, the site of a recent terrorist attack recalls forgotten ethnic violence from generations ago