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Dec 7, 2017

Promotion of Chinese president as a national savior is being accompanied by the Party's suppression of religion

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand, on March 15, 2014 Tuwaedaniya Meringing—AFP/Getty Images
Nov 27, 2017

The Uighur community have long suffered oppression and discrimination, and Thailand’s request to apprehend and return Uighurs who might have entered Malaysia is a timely reminder that we need a just and compassionate refugee policy.

Nov 27, 2017

China has also deployed elements of the ‘three warfares’ to counter a primarily domestic security challenge: the threat of Uyghur militancy, radicalisation and terrorism in Xinjiang.

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.

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