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China's Two Problems with the Uyghurs

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:35

Beijing has two problems with the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking, Central Asian people from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.

Is China's "Go West" Strategy Doomed?

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:30
The National Interest

President Xi Jinping has big plans for Xinjiang and Central Asia. Recent bouts of violence could endanger Beijing's efforts.

Beijing's Xinjiang Problem

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:29
A Uighur man looks on as a truck carrying paramilitary policemen travel along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014. Reuters

The terrorist attack Thursday in the Xinjiang region is China's deadliest in memory, though it echoes other recent episodes.

China’s New Silk Road Vision: Lessons for India

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:45

Chinese diplomacy towards Central Asia has been effective. India should take note.

Q & A: Nicholas Bequelin on Why Tensions Are Rising in Xinjiang and Beyond

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:42
Patrolling police officers and an armored police vehicle were part of the stepped-up security in Urumqi, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, after the knife and bomb attack Wednesday evening.

Wednesday evening, at least two assailants armed with knives attacked a crowd of people outside a train station in Urumqi, the capital of the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Mixed Signals on Xinjiang

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:36

Chinese President Xi Jinping just spent four days that, in the heavily vetted and curated universe of Chinese state media, appeared full of smiles.

Holes in the iron wall

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:34

A violent attack on April 30th at the main railway station in Urumqi, the capital of western China’s Xinjiang region, has left at least three people dead and nearly 80 injured.

Counterterrorism, 'Ethnic Unity' the Focus as Xi Visits Xinjiang

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:32
Image Credit: Weibo/ @人民网

Xi’s visit to Xinjiang reveals a focus on counterterrorism and continued economic development.

Shades of George W. Bush in Xi Jinping’s Anti-Terror Campaign

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:20

China’s president has signaled aggressively in recent weeks that a central element of his leadership will be fighting those the government views as terrorists.

Why China's Communist Party is headed for collapse

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:34
Regardless of party, China will continue to exist in some form. (China Photos/Getty Images)

It might take years or even decades, but the cracks are already starting to show

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