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Uyghur anti-China protest outside the White House in Washington, D.C., July 10, 2009 (User Malcolm Brown, Flickr Commons)
Jun 8, 2017

One member of the Uyghur diaspora explains why Uyghurs abroad raise their banners outside Chinese embassies.

A Mass “Anti-Noise” Rally at Xinjiang University on May 10, 2017.
Jun 5, 2017

On May 10, 2017, Xinjiang University, the largest university in the Uyghur Autonomous Region, held a mass rally in the school’s sports complex

Jun 1, 2017

But Chinese Mongolians are still asserting their identity

A police station in Taxkorgan. In the Xinjiang area most cities and towns have police stations on every block.
May 30, 2017

My recent participation in the Silk Road Expedition 2017 was fascinating in many ways. In my four dispatches from the Silk Road for The Blade, I had reported on our travel on the Silk Road from Shanghai in the east to Kashgar in the southwest where ancient trade routes from Europe, Central Asia, and Pakistan converged.

President Xi Jinping of China addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Sept. 28, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar
May 23, 2017

As China’s global role grows, it’s increasingly important to speak out about the country’s human rights issues.

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
May 22, 2017

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. 

May 22, 2017

China hosted an international conference for the ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade transportation network on May 14-15.

A Uygur woman at a bazaar in Kashgar, in China’s western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
May 22, 2017

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

May 12, 2017

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.

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