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Australia and China: Don’t Mention the Uighurs?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:14

The Chinese embassy in Australia expresses its displeasure with an ABC program.

The Approaching Xinjiang Crisis Point

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:10
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

Crackdown or reform, Chinese leaders will be forced to take action soon if they hope to keep the peace.

Xinjiang and terrorism (part 1): China's global narrative

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:05
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Evgeni Zotov.

The ABC's Foreign Correspondent story 'Crackdown', about Beijing's renewed hard-line in Xinjiang and which on Tuesday night, has been the focus of considerable Chinese ire.

China's Xinjiang Blunder

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:38
Two SWAT policemen run during a training competition in Urumqi in northwest… (AFP/Getty Images )

China's Xinjiang policy has not only been questioned by the West, but it has also caused problems for Beijing in the Middle East.

Crackdown

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:42

It's a striking expanse of rolling sand dunes and oases, peppered with stunning old ruins of the Silk Road trade and marked by busy and outwardly prosperous cities and towns.

The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:22
Image Credit: Miao family image via Grigvovan / Shutterstock.com

At a conference in Beijing, China’s top leaders offered solutions for “material” and “spiritual” ethnic issues.

China's Fruitless Repression of the Uighurs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:20
Assa Ariyoshi

Last week, a court in China’s far western Xinjiang region sentenced Ilham Tohti, a member of the Uighur minority, to life in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.”

WHAT DOES THE SENTENCING OF ILHAM TOHTI MEAN FOR UIGHURS, CHINA AND THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:12
Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention.

Ilham Tohti, who has become one of the most prominent political prisoners in China after his arrest in January 2014, was sentenced to life in prison last week

China's hotbed: who created the violence?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:58
Ilham Tohti, Uyghur; Tybetanka Oser, Tibetan; Ai Weiwei, Han. Beijing, May 19, 2013.

By turning the screws on the Uighurs tighter every day, is China actually creating the hotbed of discontent that it's trying to crack down on?

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:57

Ilham Tohti’s Sentence Shows Dark Vision for the Web of the Future

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