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Tajikistani President Emomali Rahmon (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Aug 5, 2016

Since 1991, the influence of the Russian Federation in Central Asia has been on the decline, and many have assumed that the United States would move in to fill the resulting vacuum.

Aug 3, 2016

The recent attacks in France, Germany, and Belgium have received media attention, but there is little known about terrorist activity within the borders of China.

Passengers ride a subway in Beijing, 2008, amid purported threats that Turkistan Islamic Party might target buses, trains and planes during the Olympics. Greg Baker / Press Association. All rights reserved.
Aug 3, 2016

In China too, people feel less uncomfortable when told that police on the streets are there to protect them from dangerous “others,” rather than to protect the state from them.

Aug 1, 2016

After years of public reporting on the theft of intellectual property, business strategies, and trade secrets, last month the cybersecurity firm FireEye issued a reportheadlining a steep decline in Chinese cyber espionage against organizations in the US and 25 other countries.

A plainclothed police officer holds on to a lawyer for the rights activist Xu Zhiyong after he was sentenced to four years in jail by a court in Beijing © FT montage; Reuters
Jul 28, 2016

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired

Chinese soldiers image via Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock.com
Jul 27, 2016

China’s refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.

A Uyghur man looks on as a truck carrying paramilitary policemen travels along a street during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang (May 23, 2014).
Jul 27, 2016

And U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice had “a candid exchange” about ETIM during her recent visit to Beijing.

Ilham Tohti in France, February 2009. Photo: RFA
Jul 18, 2016

The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year in October, to honor individuals or organizations who have dedicated their lives to defending human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Jul 15, 2016

I didn’t grow up in the most free of countries. There was always a looming knowledge that saying the wrong thing could land you in jail.

An ethnic Uighur woman carrying bread walks past armed Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear as they stand guard on a main street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region. REUTERS/David Gray
Jul 13, 2016

Muslims in China are free to practice their faith — as long as it’s on the government’s terms

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