November 2012

A Muslim Divide in China

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:30

Uyghur Muslims face stricter controls on religion than Hui Muslims.

Town 'Normal' After Riot

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:12

Authorities in China's Henan province hold several Uyghurs who protested after a man lifted a Muslim girl's veil.

Passport to a Greater China

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:11

The ongoing uproar across the Asian political spectrum surrounding a map of a Greater China in an updated biometric version of the country's passport has made headlines around the globe

A trek in an ancient land

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:08

Andrew Law continues his journey on China’s Silk Road to Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Veil-Lifting Sparks Unrest

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 00:00

Bloody violence erupts after a Han Chinese lifts the veil of a Muslim Uyghur girl in central China.

High Stakes for China in Xinjiang

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 00:00

China’s Xinjiang province continues to experience outbursts of violence by Uighur separatists, but to no avail. As Ting Xu points out, the region’s importance to Chinese economic development and energy security virtually guarantee that Beijing will maintain control over it at all costs.

WUC Statement at the UN Forum on Minority Issues

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 00:00

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) greatly welcomes and fully supports many of the Draft Recommendations put forward for this Session, all of which characterise the continued interest in, and development of, the Declaration 20 years after its inception.

Philippines, Vietnam Refuse to Stamp New Chinese Passport

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 00:00

The Philippines has become the second Asian nation to refuse to stamp China's new electronic passports

Lack of better jobs for China's ethnic minorities a worsening problem

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 16:25

People from China's Uyghur minority are struggling to get higher status, higher paying jobs, which in turn is leading to a forced divide between different ethnic groups, according to a new University of Melbourne study.

Ancient cities and a lingering smell of camel

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 16:23

Andrew Law sets off to explore the Silk Road in China’s hottest region