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Do we have to be told what is terrorism?

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

State-sponsored torment of Uighur community in China’s western region is bound to trigger a backlash at some point from the repressed minority

Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, June 20, 2013.

Interview: Repression, Dubious Rendition of Uyghurs show "the Real China"

  • Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:29

Exiled Uyghur leader urges international attention to ensure safety of Uyghur refugees stranded in Thailand and due process for those sent back to China.

Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs

  • Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:35

China’s policies force Uyghurs to choose between losing their cultural heritage and pursuing better living standards.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively


  • Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:59

Teaching Uighur children in Mandarin will not bring stability to Xinjiang

China's war on Ramadan

  • Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:56

It is really hard to understand what the Chinese government tries to accomplish with its holy wars against various religious practices

Declaration of Unity of the Tenth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference

  • Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:30

We, the delegates to the Tenth Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference, held from April 26 to 30, 2015 in Washington, DC with the theme of “Building A Free Democratic Homeland with Citizen Power: Prospects and Pathways,” recalled ...

Chinese Dreams: The Fight for Democratic Pluralism

  • Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:31

In March, David Shambaugh, a professor at George Washington University, wrote a major essay for the Wall Street Journal titled “The Coming Chinese Crackup.

Armed police outside the Urumqi airport. Image Credit: Fred Wong (VOA)

181 Terrorist Groups

  • Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:38

Last week China claimed it had arrested 181 terrorist groups in Xinjiang over the past year.

Image Credit: Flickr/ Hendrik Terbeck

Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall

  • Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:51

China strictly controls any graffiti that signals dissent even while promoting innocuous graffiti.