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Jun 2, 2016

“China is simply not turning out as many had expected and have worked so long and hard to realize — a liberal China,” notes David Shambaugh, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.

Jun 1, 2016

I’m not always acutely aware of identity as a Han Chinese, but this is one of those few occasions when I am. I am deeply honored to be here, speaking about Ilham Tohti. You will see why.

Chinese soldiers patrolling the streets of Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in July 2009, after a protest over a fatal shooting of two Uighurs in southern China escalated into riots that killed at least 197 people. Credit Diego Azubel/European Pressphoto Agency
May 26, 2016

Since violent ethnic protests and riots erupted in the western borderlands of China in 2008 and 2009, many scholars have been trying to pinpoint the sources of the unrest.

May 25, 2016

THE UYGHUR DIASPORA IN THE WEST - PRESENTED BY RADIO FREE ASIA.

File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
May 24, 2016

Armed conflicts are like living organisms. Some grow and die in the blink of an eye, others ebb and flow like the tides of a river and others survive half buried, but alive, for centuries. In Xinjiang, its been over 300 years … and counting.

May 18, 2016

India denies that it caved to pressure from China in cancelling a prominent Uighur activist’s visa, but its explanations don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Apr 28, 2016

India’s bungled handling of Dolkun Isa’s visa will have long-term ramifications for Delhi’s China policy.

India has cancelled the visa issued to Dolkun Isa. Credit: Facebook
Apr 26, 2016

The cancellation of the visa will inevitably damage the credibility of the government and expose it to the charge that it does not have the ability to stand up to Chinese pressure.

Apr 20, 2016

For more than a decade, China has embraced its “Go West” policy of spreading industrialization and economic growth from coastal provinces inland.

Apr 14, 2016

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the paramount authority. - See more at: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=20...

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