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Centuries-old Ties That Bind China's Muslims

  • Mon, 11/29/2004 - 11:00

Spilling out into the courtyard of Beijing's 1000-year-old Niujie Mosque prior to Ramadan, the audience of more than 400 Chinese Muslims sat in silence.

A World Apart on China's Silk Road

  • Sun, 11/21/2004 - 11:00

The pounding drums drew me into the alley. Stepping off the main street, I saw an old man with a thick beard and a white skullcap sitting in front of a shop, banging an insistent, Arab-sounding rhythm on a hand drum. Next to him, a younger man with thin stubble kept up a keening wail, like a snake charmer, on a tiny flute.

China's Growing Influence in Central Asia

  • Fri, 11/19/2004 - 11:00

Chinese pop music blares from loudspeakers, mixing with the cries of Chinese traders at this busy local market. Welcome to China? No, we are in Kazakhstan's commercial capital Almaty, at the Ya Lian bazaar.

Fear of the dragon: China Still Spooks Its Neighbors

  • Thu, 11/11/2004 - 11:00

On the surface, relations between China and its Central Asian neighbours have never been better.

Corps Values Endure on the Mainland's Wild West Frontier

  • Mon, 11/08/2004 - 11:00

A military group sent to Xinjiang 50 years ago has turned into one of
China's largest institutions

Sultan's Song

  • Thu, 09/30/2004 - 12:00

A long way from his homeland, the singer Sultan Kurash is a potent voice for the plight of the Uyghur people

In Post-9/11 World, Chinese Dissidents Pose U.S. Dilemma

  • Tue, 08/03/2004 - 12:00

Uighur Nationalists Have Peaceful, Violent Wings; Deciding Who Is a Threat 'Omar Is Not a Bomb Thrower'

Why China Fears This Uyghur Exile

  • Thu, 07/15/2004 - 12:00

THE GOVERNMENT OF China did everything it could to prevent Erkin Alptekin, the 65-year-old leader of a new exile group dedicated to self-determination for a region in northwest China, from visiting the United States recently. In lobbying the State Department and the White House to deny entry to Alptekin, China's embassy accused his organization, the World Uyghur Congress, of planning "terrorist activities aimed at splitting China."

New Uyghur Leader Calls for Non-Violent Opposition to China

  • Wed, 06/30/2004 - 12:00

Erkin Alptekin, recently elected as President of the World Uyghur Congress, visits the United States.

Beleaguered Uyghurs: Oppressed minority, terrorist recruits, or both?

  • Mon, 06/21/2004 - 12:00

One observance of the Tiananmen anniversary, in Washington over Memorial Day, brought new lessons about China. This was the fourth national convention of the Uighur American Association (UAA).

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