April 2015

Six Uyghurs Die in Village Police Operation in Xinjiang

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00
The map shows Keriye country in Hotan prefecture.

Authorities, who suspected them of being terrorists, confirmed the incident this week.

Death of Boy in Thailand Highlights Plight of Hundreds of Uyghur Detainees

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
Abdullah Abduweli at the Padang Besar detention facility in an undated photo.

The fate of the refugees remains uncertain more than a year after their detention.

Carrot and stick tactics fail to calm China’s ethnic antagonism

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

For centuries the Chinese state has governed its distant ethnic frontiers with both carrot and stick. In the past, emperors proffered ‘imperial grace’ (ēn) for those ‘barbarians’ willing to submit (at least nominally) to Chinese dominion, while reserving the right of ‘imperial might’ (wēi) for those who resisted.

Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 22:01
Hear this now: propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

In the months since the carnage in Elishku, the village has acquired an Orwellian atmosphere, with loudspeakers perched atop 10-metre poles throughout the village blaring Chinese government propaganda on a constant loop.

Uyghur scholar's writings shed light on China's missteps

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 21:55
Armed police patrol on motorbikes along a street in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, earlier this month (AFP Photo/Greg Baker)

In 2011, when high-level Chinese officials asked Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti to write an assessment of recent troubles in restive Xinjiang, there was every reason to believe Beijing might listen.

China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:50

 Something hideously violent happened in Elishku. Whether it was a separatist attack or a civilian massacre is shrouded in the mists of conflict, control, claim and counter-claim that plague China`s mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:49

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

Uighurs suffer from continuous Chinese oppression

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:45

East Turkestan, known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, is located in northwest China. In the early 20th century, Uighurs used the name East Turkestan as an appellation for the whole of Xinjiang.

Xinjiang: Now the core, not the periphery of China’s growth and security concerns

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:43

There’s been rare good press for the PRC covering its initiative to promote security, economic growth, and sanity in “AfPak,” and there’s been the usual bad press concerning a vituperative PRC attack on three American historians on the seemingly esoteric question of “Manchu sinicization.”

Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (2)

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:08

This article, a total of 24,000 words in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (“大象公会”) website after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014.

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