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Opening Plenary with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China in Davos, January 17, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Valeriano Di Domenico Xi Jinping delivered the opening plenary at Davos 2017
Jan 30, 2017

China’s president wants to be seen as leading the defense of globalization, but this will be easier said than done.

President Xi Jinping pictured earlier this month at the UN’s headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Reuters
Jan 27, 2017

President now has 12 posts that give him control and oversight over most areas of government, the economy and the military

Chen Quanguo visits a “convenience police-post” in Lhasa, TAR, during Chinese New Year festivities in 2012.
Jan 23, 2017

Abusive Policies Planned for Uyghur Region

Muslim Uighurs kneel on prayer carpets outside of Id Kah Mosque at the end of Ramadan month in Kashgar, Xinjiang province western China. Source: Pete Niesen/Shutterstock
Jan 20, 2017

FOR centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.

Jan 12, 2017

The Chinese authorities launched a strong campaign against terrorism, with several restrictions to discriminate Muslims. The reason that led China to suppress much of the Uyghurs' freedom is not an aversion to Islam. Instead, its phobia is towards the threat of a loss of authority over its territory.

Jan 12, 2017

Analyzing and critiquing media coverage of education in conflict and post-conflict regions and challenging the "conflict" discourse.

The road to the Kazakh border in Horgos. This is a part of the Western Europe-Western China Expressway, which goes from Lianyungang on the coast of China to St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a vital road corridor of the New Silk Road. Image: Wade Shepard.
Jan 10, 2017

In the spring of 2015 I found myself walking through the streets of Horgos, a place on the Chinese side of the China/ Kazakhstan border that has recently reemerged as the first new city of the New Silk Road.

For centuries, Uyghurs have journeyed between the different Muslim shrines dotting the Taklamakan Desert, such as this one. Now, the Chinese state has forcibly closed many of them.
Jan 5, 2017

The tomb of the Muslim saint Imam Asim lies in China’s Taklamakan Desert, at the end of a long walkway lined with poplar trees.

Dec 27, 2016

China’s Communist Party elite was craving a firm hand on the tiller when it chose Xi Jinping for the nation’s top job in 2012. Over the previous decade, President Hu Jintao’s power-sharing approach had led to policy drift, factional strife and corruption.

Chili placed in the form of the Chinese national flag in Heshuo county, Xinjiang province, China, September 29, 2016.
Dec 24, 2016

The 24-7 Patrols of China's "Convenience Police"

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