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How China Dismantled the Uyghur Internet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50

In a 10 month period, China destroyed 80% of the Uyghur Internet in a massive digital book burning.

Uyghurs' Predicatement Between Sinification And Chinese Securitization In Xinjiang

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:16
Two women stand by a roadblock as they take a picture in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur region, in September, 2009

Chinese authorities appealed to nationalism to mobilize huge Chinese masses when rapid economic growth started to transform the socio-political structure of the country with a lack of adherence to communist ideals during the post-Deng Xiaoping era.

Suicide By Drought

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:45
A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (Courtesy Reuters)

How China is Destroying Its Own Water Supply

The Fallout of China’s Uyghur Policy

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:40

On April 30, 2014, an attack at a train station in the capital of China’s Xinjiang region killed three people and injured 79 others. Haiyun Ma, a former task force leader on minority welfare in China, argues that the only way to prevent more violence is to revise the current repressive policies on the Uyghur minority.

Pakistan and China: A Precarious Friendship?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:22
Image Credit: REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool

In contrast to the public posturing, the relationship on the ground is more complex and multilayered.

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:29
Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never fostered peaceful and amicable relationships with the indigenous populations of historically non-Chinese territories.

Pride and Prejudice - Young, Uighur and in Beijing

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:14
Niujie Mosque, Beijing, during the holy month of Ramadan.

With the academic year drawing to a close, 21-year-old Aliya Abdikiram, a second-year student at the Communication University of China [CUC], is again trying to persuade her parents to allow her to stay in Beijing during the summer to work as an intern.

Ramadan, Beijing style

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:23
Far from Xinjiang

On the evening of June 29th at the Madian mosque in northern Beijing, 100 or so Muslims gathered for prayer and the communal breaking of Ramadan’s first day of ritual fasting.

China: Stumbling In Xinjiang – Analysis

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:34

There are clear indications that the Chinese are stumbling in their effort to crush the Uighur struggle against the Han Chinese domination in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang Work Forum Marks New Policy of ‘Ethnic Mingling’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:06

The recently concluded Central Work Forum on Xinjiang (zhongyang Xinjiang gongzuo zuotanhui) marked a subtle yet significant departure in the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to ethnic policy.


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