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CASC showcased its latest CH-5 with four AR-1 and four AR-2 guided anti-armour weapons as underwing stores on each wing at Airshow China 2016, giving it an impressive 16-missile arsenal. Source: IHS/Kelvin Wong

China’s Employment of Unmanned Systems: Across the Spectrum from Peacetime to Wartime

  • Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:32

While China has become a driving force for the proliferation of UAVs worldwide through its extensive and increasing exports, China’s own use of these systems could also influence global norms regarding their employment.

A Uygur woman at a bazaar in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP


  • Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:23

Two Muslim communities who fled persecution in China decades ago have found themselves at the centre of further conflict – this time on the border of Pakistan and India

Exclusive: CPEC master plan revealed

  • Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:37

Details from original documents laying out the CPEC long term plan are publicly disclosed for the first time.

Changing Course: The Strategic Flaws of the Chinese Government’s Treatment of the Uyghur Minority

  • Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:58

While narratives of anti-Islamic sentiments continue to dominate the American media, little airtime is given to how other parts of the world treat Muslim minorities, such as the Uyghur ethnic group in China.

Children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen in Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in 2014. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in China. We found that the Internet fuels — and fights — this.

  • Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:54

During the National People’s Congress in March, top officials from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a Muslim-majority area in northwest China, warned political leaders that terrorist activities threatened to destabilize China.

World's biggest building project aims to make China great again

  • Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:49

The ‘Belt and Road initiative’ could see hundreds of billions spent from Mongolia to Malaysia, Thailand to Turkmenistan and Indonesia to Iran

FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, municipality workers walk past a billboard showing pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, with Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, left, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on display during a two-day visit by the Chinese president to launch an ambitious $45 billion economic corridor linking Pakistan's port city of Gwadar with western China, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

'Silk Road' plan stirs unease over China's strategic goals

  • Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:51

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are underway for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India.

A freight train laden with goods from London arrives at Yiwu railway port station in China. Photo: AFP

The centrepieces and setbacks along China’s new Silk Road

  • Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:39

Three continents, 60-plus countries and 30 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product – on the surface the numbers of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” sound impressive.

Xi Jinping’s Silk Road is under threat from one-way traffic

  • Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:01

Trade must flow both ways to make the route economically and politically viable

Scenes From Xinjiang

  • Tue, 05/09/2017 - 16:31

In northwestern China, the vast Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is home to nearly 22 million residents. The region is home to about 10 million Uighurs—making up roughly half of China’s 22 million Muslims.