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Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. Getty

China’s Uyghur Repression

  • Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:00

In the name of combating Islamic extremism, the Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a massive campaign of harassment and detention of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province.

China: Xinjiang, Agriculture and the Uighur Population

  • Thu, 05/03/2018 - 19:41

Xinjiang is an important region for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), both economically and strategically. The Chinese Government blames Xinjiang’s recent high levels of violence on Uighur extremists and separatists.

China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:28

Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it’s turning Xinjiang into a security state.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Uyghur Challenge and the Chinese Security Model

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:26

As neither China nor Pakistan could afford the failure of the CPEC, local mistrust should be a serious concern.

Oghulnisa Ghoja'abdulla in an undated photo.

Interview: ‘I Wanted Her to be Safe’

  • Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:57

A Uyghur in Turkey says he recently learned that his sister was detained in a political re-education camp by authorities in Xinjiang.

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala

  • Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:39

What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.

China’s Securitization Drive in Tibet and Xinjiang

  • Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:31

In 2000, Borge Bakken argued that China has “never been a ‘police state’ if we define that term as the number of police per population”.

China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy

  • Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:29

Insights from Gerald Groot.

What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

  • Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:23

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China’s Soft and Sharp Power

  • Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:23

As democracies respond to China’s use of information warfare, they have to be careful not to overreact. Much of the soft power that democracies wield comes from civil society, which means that these countries' openness is a crucial asset.