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Digging in deeper in Russia's backyard

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 21:16
Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Oct. 14. © Reuters

China's economic ambitions in Central Asia are enormous, exemplified by its Silk Road Economic Belt proposals.

Digging in deeper in Russia's backyard

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 21:16
Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Oct. 14. © Reuters

China's economic ambitions in Central Asia are enormous, exemplified by its Silk Road Economic Belt proposals.

Blame China for the tragic Uyghur situation

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 19:19
President of the World Uyghur Congress Rebiya Kadeer is an entrepreneur and Chinese politician who was jailed by China’s government and eventually left for a life of exile. (Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

I first met Rebiya Kadeer, the unofficial leader-in-exile of China’s Muslim Uyghur population, at Amnesty International’s London offices in 2007.

Uighur Tensions Still High In China’s Xinjiang Region

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 20:19
Chinese armed police patrol the streets of the Muslim Uyghur quarter in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, June 29, 2013.

Today Esty Dinur talks with Nick Holdstock, author of “China’s Forgotten People: Xinjiang, Terror and the Chinese State.”

More Violence in Xinjiang

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:22
A group of Uighurs protest in Urumqi. Picture: AP

When will the unrest in Xinjiang cease?  The latest attack in a long series of aggressions was recently reported by Radio Free Asia, when at least 17 assailants, armed with knives, set upon innocent Han Chinese coal miners sleeping in their dormitory beds in Baicheng on September 18.

Ilham Tohti Documentary

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:18

A professor at Minzu University in Beijing and the foremost Uighur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China, he was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for advocating basic economic, cultural, religious and political rights for the Uighur people.

The Silk Roads rise again

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 22:57

The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.

China's Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:59
Wang Zhengwei has been an active voice in China's ethnic policy establishment, and now holds three key national leadership positions with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission and the United Front Work Department. (Image: Chinese Internet)

Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping has sought to put his imprimatur on the contentious realm of ethnic policy.

Britain should stand up to Beijing on human rights

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:51
A taxi drives past Chinese and British flags on the Mall in London, Britain October 19, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

When George Osborne visited China last month, he spoke gushingly about the huge opportunities for British businesses there. “Part of my job here,” he said, “is to help explain to the British people what’s going in China and how exciting it is.”

Crackdown breeds Uighur resentment of China’s deserving Han heroes

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:33

The security-led response is leading to greater tension

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