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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, welcomes Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. Credit: World Economic Forum / Manuel Lopez.
Feb 7, 2017

Faced with the steady rise of modern dictatorships, the leaders of the democratic world long consoled themselves with the notion that their societies were immune to the problems that plague authoritarian settings. 

Elliot Sperling
Feb 6, 2017

In memory of Elliot, who passed away last week. I recovered this from my email archive, dated September 17, 2016, the day after Ilham Tohti was nominated for the Sakharov Prize. It is published here for the first time.

Villagers attend a religious meeting organized by the local government in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Nov. 3, 2015. Sun Junbin for Sixth Tone
Feb 3, 2017

A photographer documents the daily lives — from the mundane to the invasive — of northwestern China’s Uyghur ethnic minority.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 17, 2017       © 2016 Reuters
Feb 2, 2017

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Davos and the United Nations office in Geneva this month, portraying himself as a defender of global order on issues ranging from climate change to peace, as the world anticipates the new Trump administration. 

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.

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