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Those Who Frighten China

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:56

Almost a year after September 11th, I returned from high school in Massachusetts to spend two months in Beijing, as the guest of family friends.

For One Woman, ‘Uighur-Vietnamese Days’ in China

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 00:00
Vietnamese police officers ask people to leave a street near the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 18, in the wake of violent anti-China protests.

Thanhtu Dao was working for a Vietnamese company at a commercial exhibition in Shenzhen in mid-May as anti-Chinese rioting flared in Vietnam, in reaction to China’s deployment of a deep-sea oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:42

Xi Jinping may well be able to solve the violence in Xinjiang, but Beijing will need to change course.

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.

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