- Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:48
Tackling the rise of extremist groups such as ISIL is an enormously complex task. It requires an understanding of the ideology that gains recruits, of the motives of its leaders and of the countries and communities in which it operates. And all of that is quite apart from the tactics of the military fight against the group.
- Mon, 04/10/2017 - 19:22
Rebiya Kadeer is probably the best-known activist —at least in the Western world— of the Uyghur national movement.
- Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:34
It was February 27 when, outside the sprawling convention centre in Urumqi, Chen Quanguo declared a “people’s war” against an insurgency that Beijing has been finding hard to eradicate.
- Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:31
China has long had an uneasy relationship with the Uighurs, Muslims who constitute a majority of the population in the western province of Xinjiang.
- Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:00
Tsai Ing-wen can turn dilemma of Kadeer's visit into opportunity
- Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:34
A NATION under the rule of law must have a commitment that no one is exempt from justice. China has courts, judges and lawyers, but the Communist Party remains above the law.
- Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:48
As our nation commemorated National Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16, marking Virginia's adoption in 1786 of Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom, we recalled the billions of people who live in countries where this fundamental right is violated.
- Wed, 01/04/2017 - 18:19
Dame Anson Chan was the chief secretary of the Hong Kong Civil Service under both British and Chinese authorities. She remains an experienced and knowledgeable observer of mainland politics.
- Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:30
Ethnic Turkic-speaking Uighurs in China have long faced restrictions relating mainly to the practice of their religion, Islam. Now, under new regulations implemented last fall, their ability to travel apparently is being restricted, with residents of western Xinjiang province required to hand over their passports to police for "safekeeping."
- Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:10
China has a long-standing problem in its oil rich northwestern region of Xinjiang and it is persisting with solutions that have patently not worked.