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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.

Mar 1, 2017

20 years on, the Ghulja Incident has largely disappeared from public imagination.

Feb 28, 2017

Terrorist attacks are becoming more frequent in China’s Xinjiang province, and the Chinese government is in desperate need of a new counterterrorism strategy.

Chinese soldiers amass outside of Labrang Monastery in Gansu Province to prevent protests during Losar, the Tibetan lunar New Year festival, in February 2016 (Christophe Boisvieux/Getty Images).
Feb 28, 2017

Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance under Xi Jinping

Ilham Tohti
Feb 27, 2017

The nomination last week of the imprisoned Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is welcome recognition of the role this courageous individual has played in working for the fundamental rights of a beleaguered people.

Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)
Feb 23, 2017

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

Feb 23, 2017

China’s Xinjiang experience demonstrates the perils of large-scale anti-Muslim policies.

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