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China’s Economic Slowdown Won’t Derail Diplomatic Outreach in Central Asia

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:21
Afghanistani President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, Oct. 28, 2014 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

At the end of July, following reports of Taliban chief Mullah Omar’s death, peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban to be held in China were canceled, striking a serious blow to China’s diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan.

Americans’ Concerns about China: Economics, Cyberattacks, Human Rights Top the List

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:19

Republicans Especially Likely to See Threats from China

Bangkok Bombing Spotlights Uyghur Woes in Southeast Asia

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:51
Image Credit: Uyghur via Pete Niesen / Shutterstock.com

Uyghurs have become a thorny issue for Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations in their relations with China.

How Xinjiang Has Transformed China’s Counterterrorism Policies

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:02

"The Xi Jinping administration has sought to transform Xinjiang; but has Xinjiang transformed China instead?"

Is China building bubbles or oases?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:39
Construction machinery lies idle in Khorgos, a city in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region that straddles the border with Kazakhstan.

 A development wave is transforming an area along China's border with Kazakhstan that just three years ago boasted little more than a wealth of rocks and sand.

Six Major Characteristics of Terrorism in China with Special Characteristics

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:44

On July 23, 2014, China News Service in New York reported that the data released that day by the world famous risk assessment company, Maplecroft, showed that the number of civilian deaths worldwide attributed to acts of terrorism was rising steeply.

Q. and A.: Nick Holdstock on Xinjiang and ‘China’s Forgotten People’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:43
Chinese paramilitary police patrolling in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014, the day after attackers threw explosive devices from two sport utility vehicles, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90.Credit The New York Times

Four years after the town of Yining, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, was rocked by violent protests in 1997 over the execution of independence advocates, Nick Holdstock arrived to spend a year as an English teacher.

From Uyghurs to Kashgari

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:36
China Market, Rawalpindi

A Pakistani community finds itself caught between two worlds.

How China’s Crackdown on Lawyers Affects Media Freedom

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:32

“The crackdown on human rights lawyers is truly a step backward for media freedom.”

China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:44

The Sino-Kyrgyz border is, on paper, an important crossing but its development has been slow.

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