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Mar 20, 2017

Authorities’ show of force in China’s restive western region follows a spate of terror attacks and an IS video featuring Uygurs

Mar 20, 2017

Is this an indication that something is boiling in the Tibetan, Uyghur and other areas in China that are dominated by minorities? X

The city of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. / Colegota / Wikipedia / CC 2.5
Mar 17, 2017

Party has a medium to long-term plan of "Hanification" for the so-called autonomous region.

Mar 15, 2017

The recent military rallies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), with machine-gun toting police and armored personnel carriers parading through the streets of the region’s major cities, foreground the ongoing instability in China’s far western region

Mar 9, 2017

“This is about China actively extending its control beyond its borders.”

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Mar 9, 2017

The Government of China has stated its intention to play a leadership role in this Council.

Mar 8, 2017

Beijing has unleashed an “all-out offensive” in the far western province of Xinjiang on the pretext of a terrorist threat from members of the nation’s predominantly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority.

Mar 8, 2017

For their unprecedented scale and effectiveness, China’s efforts at censorship have been dubbed the “Great Firewall.” China, however, now has grander ambitions. Without much fanfare, the Chinese government has turned its focus outward, seeking to take its influence over the information environment global.

Mar 6, 2017

The Chinese feminist movement has been making impressive waves over the past few years. Largely made up of young women, Chinese feminist activists  have been using their fiercely creative social media skills and performance art to bring their campaigns for gender equality to a broader audience.  

Ian Johnson
Mar 3, 2017

While religion is getting more leeway in China, the opposite is happening for the Tibetans and Uighur, says journalist Ian Johnson, author of the upcoming book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao in the Globe&Mail. Just last week Xinjiang, home to the Uyghur, saw a strong increase in security forces.

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