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Kyrgyzstan: Border Death Mystery Clouded by China-Uighur Tensions

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:25
Kyrgyz President President Almazbek Atambaev (right) and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Bishkek on September 11

Four days after the mysterious, violent deaths of 11 men near Kyrgyzstan’s border with China, key questions remain unanswered – like why none of the men, whom Kyrgyz officials suspect of decapitating a local hunter and plotting terrorism, could be taken alive.

Collateral Damage

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:19

The January 15th arrest of Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur, a professor, and an activist for the rights of the Uyghur people inside the People’s Republic of China, is a distressing reminder of the realities of truly independent political thinking in China.

China's Wild West

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:08
Chinese military police ride past a Uighur woman on main street in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, July 2009. (Nir Elias / Courtesy Reuters)

The Problem With Beijing's Xinjiang Policy

Freedom in the World 2014: China

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:18

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) general secretary Xi Jinping, who had assumed his post as part of a broader leadership rotation at the November 2012 party congress, was named state president by the country’s largely symbolic parliament in March 2013.

My Professor Ilham Tohti

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:46

In the afternoon on January 15, 2014, China’s Minzu University Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti was taken from his home in Beijing by the police. nic reconciliation.

The Other Tibet: The Tiananmen Square Crash and Uyghurs

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:40

Terrorism is more than a Middle Eastern issue. Islamic terrorism is more than a Middle Eastern issue.

China’s Westward Strategy

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:37
Image Credit: REUTERS/Rooney Chen

Beijing is seeking new energy supply routes to its west. Will that influence its eastern strategy?

Understanding the Uighurs

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 23:21

Reporter Stephen McDonell visits the Uighur community - an ethnic minority in China who say they face serious discrimination in modern China.

RED ZONE: Xinjiang

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:49
An anti-terrorism force in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

China’s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region has made its way into the international spotlight after a recent spate of high profile confrontations between the Chinese state and its Uighur inhabitants.

From Uyghurs to Kashgari

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 00:00

A Pakistani community finds itself caught between two worlds.


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