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Jürgen Stock
Nov 8, 2017

Re: Concerns Regarding Interpol and China

A desert road near Kuqa, 2016, courtesy of Meredith Peng
Nov 2, 2017

Sitting shotgun in a beat-up vehicle en route to Tashkorgan a small town in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang, I soaked in the magnificence—or what I could see through the dust-coated windshield.

Uighurs have culturally little in common with the Han Chinese. (Author's own image)
Nov 1, 2017

But even if the checkpoints were built to improve safety, the Chinese don’t care about the safety of Uighurs, but only about the safety of the Chinese settlers

Passengers watch a broadcast of the opening ceremony for the 19th Party Congress at a Beijing railway station, October 2017 (Photo: VCG/Getty Images)
Nov 1, 2017

Tiny children sit in a row on miniature wooden chairs, their attention focused on a television screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping in full oration mode, in incongruous juxtaposition beside the candyfloss-pink play castle of their kindergarten.

Uyghur residents walk past Chinese policemen
Oct 31, 2017

In addition to twenty-two provinces, four federally administered municipalities, and two special administrative regions, the People’s Republic of China contains five “autonomous regions,” areas with large minority ethnic populations and limited rights to self-government.

Oct 31, 2017

In May 2014 the Chinese state declared a “People’s War on Terror.” This war was directed at what was perceived to be the Islamic “extremism” of young Uyghur men and women.

Oct 31, 2017

The trend away from oil has been accelerating in recent quarters.

People ride tricycle carts past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping along a street in Beijing. China’s ruling Communist Party has praised President Xi as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting Xi’s personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Oct 31, 2017

When the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress drew to a close recently, President Xi Jinping emerged, as intended, with a steely new grip on power.

Uighurs pray at the Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang, China. Photo: Preston Rhea/Flickr
Oct 30, 2017

In the beginning of the fall, the Chinese government resorted to repressive measures against Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority

The desert sun shines above the Taklimakan Desert east of Hotan in Xinjiang in October 2006. Photo: AFP
Oct 30, 2017

Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000km tunnel – the world’s longest – to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang, experts involved in the project say.


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