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Yimamu Maimaiti and Patiguli Baikeli at Queen Amannisa in Crystal City: “Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States.” (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)
Mar 7, 2017

“Uyghur food is going to be the next big thing in the United States,” said Yimamu Maimaiti, a partner in Crystal City’s Queen Amannisa, the first Uyghur restaurant to open in the region. 

Chinese soldiers march past the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31st, 2014, in Kashgar, China. (Photo: Getty Images)
Feb 23, 2017

A scholar suggests Beijing is heightening its suppression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.

Uyghur workers clearing a ditch during the hashar, Nov. 2016.
Feb 16, 2017

Chinese authorities say they have outlawed the practice, but the region’s Uyghurs still have to work for free.

'We are against extremist ideas and terrorism. This is a concern for our peaceful lives here,' Alisher Nasrakhunov, chairman of the Uighur council of elders says [Zhalil Saparov/Al Jazeera]
Jan 9, 2017

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

Dec 2, 2016

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

Nov 15, 2016

The Monthly update for Asia Studies book review

Nov 14, 2016

A year of fragmented censorship across Chinese live streaming applications

Human rights lawyer Teng Biao says China is experiencing its worst human rights crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP
Aug 31, 2016

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power

Aug 26, 2016

Xinjiang’s largest cities have undergone a series of redevelopment programs over the last decade.

Jul 25, 2016

IFC applauds the Uyghur Human Rights Project’s newly released research report, “Without land, There Is No Life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism,” which has documented in details how the Chinese government policy destroyed the Uyghur people’s way of life and their environment for survival.

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