March 2013

Uyghur Jailings Highlight Chinese Media Controls

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:00

Beijing is accused of exploiting weak terror laws to suppress information in Xinjiang.

Is China Pivoting to the Middle East?

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:00

Chinese people have begun casting their gaze westward. But will the government follow suit?

Uyghur American Association condemns sentences handed down to 20 Uyghurs

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:40

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the sentencing of 20 Uyghurs on charges of separatism and terrorism at five hearings in Kashgar and Bayingolin Prefectures.

China imprisons 20 Uighurs in far west Xinjiang on terrorism, separatism charges

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:00

Twenty ethnic Uighurs in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have been given sentences of up to life in prison following their convictions on charges including terrorism and separatism, Chinese state media reported.

Tibetan, Uyghur activists targeted with Android malware

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:59

Tibetan and Uyghur activists are once again in the cross-hairs of cybercriminals bent on espionage and tracking their movements. This time, however, the attack was carried out via Android malware.

Uyghur Teenage Students Jailed in Contentious Verdict

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:00

The three students get up to six years in jail on charges they murdered a Han Chinese schoolmate.

Rebiya Kadeer Denounces A “Cultural Genocide” In Xinjiang

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:00

In an interview given to a Belgian newspaper, the President of the World Uyghur Congress, Rebiya Kadeer, explained that China’s policies constitute “cultural Genocide” against her people.

China’s Central Asia Challenge and Opportunity

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:00

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has published an insightful study of "China’s Central Asia Problem" that underscores Beijing's vital economic and security interests in the region as well as the challenges to them.

On China's Electricity Grid, East Needs West—for Coal

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 00:02

Geography has presented obstacles to generations of Chinese planners. From the ancient Grand Canal to the ongoing South-to-North Water Transfer Project, vast waterways have been rerouted.

Religious Repression of Uyghurs in East Turkestan

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 00:00

Restrictions placed on religion in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have rightly been well documented among groups such as Chinese Christians and Tibetan Buddhists.