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A peddler and beggar in front of a propaganda poster for the Silk Road Economic Belt in Urumqi, in China’s far western Xinjiang region. Image: Wade Shepard.

The Countries Building The New Silk Road -- And What They're Winning In The Process

  • Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:46

When the Soviet Union fell the political and economic landscape of central Eurasia shattered into a melee of disconnected, dysfunctional shards as 14 new countries suddenly emerged in tandem with a pronounced political and economic vacuum. 

In China’s Xinjiang, Some Uyghurs are Forced Into a Sharecropper’s Life

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 20:38

With no jobs near home, the indigenous Turkic peoples have to abandon their children to work in the ‘bingtuan’ cotton fields.

China: Passports Arbitrarily Recalled in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 20:26

The Chinese government’s new policy of recalling passports restricts foreign travel for many residents of Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. The policy, applicable to residents of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region since at least October, gives police wide power to scrutinize residents’ proposed visits abroad.

Uyghur Entrepreneur Fights Prejudice One Nut Cake at a Time

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 20:13

This is the first in a series of articles about young entrepreneurs embracing technology to start innovative businesses around China.

GoI rejects asylum plea of 3 Uyghur Muslims

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:43

The Government of India has decided to repatriate three Muslim Uyghurs who are lodged in a J&K jail even as they had approached the Ministry of Home Affairs for asylum in India. The State Government has also sought dismissal of a petition filed by the trio in the High Court for their refuge.

Gulja is the capital of Ili prefecture in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

China Orders Residents of Xinjiang To Attend Weekly Flag-Raising Ceremonies

  • Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:15

Orders issued in Gulja are also being reported elsewhere in the region, as the government clamps down further on the ethnically troubled region.

THE MINNOWS: The main Erawan Shrine bombing suspects Adem Karadag, front, and Yusufu Mieraili, back, are escorted by police officers and prison personnel. (EPA photo)

A question of interpretation

  • Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:10

After 15 months of extremely iffy police work and very interesting prosecution strategy, the two button men of the Erawan Shrine atrocity got their destined opportunity to turn their trial into political theatre.

Uyghur workers are depicted clearing a ditch on the cover of a report on forced labor by the Uyghur World Congress, Nov. 2016.

The ‘Hashar’ Continues in China’s Xinjiang

  • Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:48

World Uyghur Congress says the forced labor system is another way that Beijing attempts to control the ethnic people in the region.

The flags of Pakistan and China are seen in Lahore.

Uighurs wary as China's vast aid influences Pakistan

  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 20:34

China is extending its sway across swaths of Pakistan's underdeveloped economy through massive development aid, weaving its influence into the fabric of the South Asian country's society -- including its military.

The Uyghur Discourse

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:25

Recent events in Xinjiang have generated a great deal of analysis and commentary. In particular, reports of violence have opened up the region to the attention of activists, journalists, academics and officials not familiar with the constituent people of Xinjiang.