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China: The Wisdom Of The Nazis

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 23:30

As China’s economy has grown so has Chinese skill at using its economic power to pressure nations to cooperate.

The Diplomat Interviews Rebiya Kadeer

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:17
Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer

This week, The Diplomat’s Joseph Hammond spoke with Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer about the recent unrest in Xinjiang, international support for the Uyghur cause, and her own recent role.

China’s Brutal Crackdown in Xinjiang

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:33
Uyghurs at a pray in Hotan

As the world celebrates Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, turbulence in Yarkand County, Xinjiang province continued earlier this week when five Muslim Uyghurs were shot, according to Radio Free Asia

UPR Submission China

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:21

The Chinese government faces growing pressure from ordinary citizens, reform-oriented media, civil society groups, and “rights defense” movement activists on issues... 

China's Ambitions in Xinjiang and Central Asia

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 22:21
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) arriving in Kyrgyzstan last week to attend the 13th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. With him is Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev.

In mid-September Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded out a 10-day tour of Central Asia that included state visits to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan....

China Courts Central Asia

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:57

Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.

Dazed and Confucius: Nine common myths about China

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:52

Everything we think we know is wrong: the various China whispers that have warped how we view the country and its people

China's 'foreign hand' behind Xinjiang terror attacks could be barely real

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 21:10

In China, if the 'Dalai Lama clique' and Tibetan Youth League are blamed for triggering trouble in Tibet, the culprit behind the sporadic violence across the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is inevitably the shadowy East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

Important (Political, “Cult”) Prisoners: Identify & Manage

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:14
Important prisoners, like Gao Zhisheng, are required to be imprisoned far from home. Xinjiang Shaya Prison. Photo credit: rfa.org

In February 1995, John Kamm, an independent human rights activist and now executive director of The Dui Hua Foundation, met with representatives of the State Council Information Office and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in Beijing.

China Only Wants Its Ethnic Minorities to Exist in Theme Parks

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 20:18
A photo from Splendid China, the propaganda theme park just outside Hong Kong

It’s difficult to think of a more disorientating experience than being part of an ethnic minority in China.


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