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China’s ethnic policy in Xinjiang and Tibet: The move toward assimilation

  • Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:32

 

This week on the Sinica Podcast, Jeremy and Kaiser speak with Tashi Rabgey, research professor of international affairs at George Washington University and director of the Tibet Governance Project. They are joined by returning guest Jim Millward, professor of history at Georgetown University and renowned scholar of Xinjiang and Central Asia.

County in Xinjiang: A Case Study in Destroying Faith

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:47

A Bitter Winter reporter went to Shawan county to learn how government suppression affects daily lives: mass arrests, burned books, and destroyed mosques.

Chemi Lhamo, the first Tibetan student president at the University of Toronto, is shown in a screen shot from video.

Independent Students Slam China-Backed Intimidation on Overseas Campuses

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:34

A group of independent Chinese students calls on governments and universities to act, after threats to ethnic minority activists outside China.

Pakistani husbands distressed as Uighur wives face Chinese crackdown

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:29

Pakistani men's Muslim Uighur wives from China's restive Xinjiang region are increasingly becoming targets of arrests by Chinese authorities. The crackdown has ruined their families and livelihood, say the affected men.

Angry over campus speech by Uighur activist, Chinese students in Canada contact their consulate, film presentation

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:24

The news of a talk by a Uighur activist spread quickly on campus, ricocheting across WeChat, the Chinese messaging app.

Angry over campus speech by Uighur activist, Chinese students in Canada contact their consulate, film presentation

  • Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:24

The news of a talk by a Uighur activist spread quickly on campus, ricocheting across WeChat, the Chinese messaging app.

U.S. House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at an event commemorating 60 years of exile by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Washington, Feb. 12, 2019. RFA

Pelosi Signals Strong US Congress Concern Over Uyghur Political ‘Re-education Camps’

  • Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:38

The House Speaker says the US can’t hesitate to ‘call out’ China due to commercial interests.

Activist Vows To Continue Fight For Ethnic Kazakhs In Xinjiang Despite Fine

  • Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:24

A court in Kazakhstan has found the leader of a group that has raised concerns over problems faced by ethnic Kazakhs in China guilty of illegally leading an unregistered organization.

Activist Vows To Continue Fight For Ethnic Kazakhs In Xinjiang Despite Fine

  • Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:24

A court in Kazakhstan has found the leader of a group that has raised concerns over problems faced by ethnic Kazakhs in China guilty of illegally leading an unregistered organization.

All eyes on Turkey-China ties after Uighur criticism

  • Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:04

On Saturday, Turkey did something extraordinary. Ankara called out Beijing for its treatment of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority community that has long suffered from discrimination in China. In recent months, large numbers of Uighurs have reportedly been put in detention camps in Xinjiang province. According to the UN, nearly a million Uighurs and other minorities have been herded in to these camps

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