- Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:47
For over a decade, academics and policymakers have been engaged in an unusually public and at times ad hominem debate over the future direction of China’s ethnic policies.
- Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:21
When young people come to Ürümchi to work or study they are often supported by a network of people from their home village.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:39
IN THE SCRAMBLE to make sense of the violence and repression in China’s Western region of Xinjiang, where many of the Uyghur inhabitants resist Chinese rule, local Uyghur perspectives have gone largely unreported.
- Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:35
After a very violent year, officials in China’s western province of Xinjiang announced in March 2014 that they were considering an anti-terror law for the region.
- Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:30
“U-yu-ghur, we say U-yu-ghur,” Hajji Abdulaziz* gently explains to me, as I take a seat at the front of his fabric shop, blankets and seat cushions in a dizzying array of colors, stacked from floor to ceiling.
- Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:52
The tenth anniversary of the establishment of the global network of Confucius Institutes was celebrated in China with a letter of congratulations from...
- Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:05
A recent Foreign Policy op-ed by Whitney Kassel on the Xinjiang conflict represents an excellent example of the conceptual divide between the academic and policy-security communities.
- Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:03
In a private English lesson in a classroom in Urumqi, a young Han Chinese girl and I were discussing American
- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:24
China’s frontiers have never been more volatile. In western Xinjiang, terrorist attacks by the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority native to the region have increased sharply, as dissatisfaction with both Beijing’s rule and mass immigration to the region by Han Chinese spills over into violence.
- Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:59
Xinjiang will soon see the launch of its first high-speed railway train that will run from Lanzhou city in neighboring Gansu province to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.