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A pigeon market in Kashgar, China, in December. Devotees of the pastime claim that the Uighurs have been keeping the birds for more than a thousand years. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Silk Road Market Caters to Lovers of Acceleration, Handling and Plumage

  • Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:08

In many parts of the world, pigeons are an urban pest or, at best, a tasty meal. But here in this storied, ancient outpost near China’s border with Kyrgyzstan, they are much more: a hobby, an investment and, for some, an addiction.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran.

Why is China trying to revive ancient Silk Road?

  • Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:46

The Silk Road is part of China’s 'One Belt, One Road,' an economic development strategy launched by Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2013.

Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti: A Short Introduction

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:47

Ilham Tohti is the most renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China.

A policeman tries to stop a photographer from taking pictures at a police checkpoint in Beijing, Mar. 6, 2013.

China’s Rule of Fear

  • Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:35

China is once again gripped by fear in a way it has not been since the era of Mao Zedong.

DPP's Tsai Ing-Wen (r.) defeated Kuomintang's Eric Chu (l.) for the presidency of Taiwan.

Taiwan Democracy Defeats China Autocracy: 1/27/16: Gordon Chang. David Feith. Alim Seytoff. Bruce Bechtol. Charles Bausman.

  • Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:18

Taiwan Democracy Defeats China Autocracy: 1/27/16: Gordon Chang, Daily Beast. David Feith, WSJ Editorial. Alim Seytoff, Uyghur American Association. Bruce Bechtol, “North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era.” Charles Bausman, Russia Insider.

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness. April1, 2011 PHOTO: ZAMAN, ALİ ÜNAL

Conference: The Uyghurs are not an ignored people

  • Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:00

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness.

Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast

  • Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:52

China’s attempts to extend the New Silk Road westward have encountered problems.

China must desist from its hardline moves to suppress human rights

  • Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping has apparently been further escalating his rule with force.

China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law

  • Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:13

A closer look at the contents of China’s first comprehensive anti-terrorism law.

A homeless Muslim Uighur woman sleeps in Urumqi on July 5, 2010. Peter Parks AFP

Why are people disappearing in China?

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:50

The Chinese government has a novel solution to the growing problem of illegal enforced disappearances.

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