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Imprisoned Uyghur professor and blogger Ilham Tohti is shown in an undated photo.
Jan 17, 2018

Accused by China of promoting separatism, the Uyghur academic had only asked Beijing to uphold its own autonomy laws, supporters say.

PHOTO: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP
Jan 17, 2018

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the world not to forget Ilham Tohti, a leading Uyghur blogger and academic who was arrested exactly four years ago this week and who is serving a life sentence for what he wrote about Uyghur issues.

Jan 16, 2018

A number of cross-party MEPs, including European Parliament Vice President Fabio Massimo Castaldo, have signed and authorised the issue of a press release on 5 Uyghur asylum seekers who are currently detained and facing deportation in Bulgaria.

Halmurat Ghopur is shown in an interview on China's official CCTV network, Aug. 19, 2016.
Jan 12, 2018

Halmurat Ghopur is being investigated for exhibiting ‘nationalistic tendencies,’ sources say.

Jan 12, 2018

More than a million Chinese Communist officials have been ordered to move into the houses of Muslim Uighur familes in an attempt to instil pro-party values.

FILE - Former Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif addresses the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) seminar in Gwadar, Pakistan. From Pakistan to Tanzania to Hungary, "Belt and Road Initiative" projects are being canceled, renegotiated or delayed because of disputes about costs or complaints host countries get too little out of projects built by Chinese companies and financed by loans from Beijing.
Jan 11, 2018

China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Daming Palace in Xian, Shaanxi province, China, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
Jan 11, 2018

On a state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron got plaudits for giving his host a horse -- but also experienced the limits faced by Western leaders in dealing with the new superpower on the block.

Jan 10, 2018

The promotion of Mandarin as China’s lingua franca, commonly referred to as “tuipu,” has been one of the most sweeping initiatives implemented by the Chinese government. Tuipu serves the dual purpose of forging a sense of national identity based on Han culture and weakening regional and ethnic loyalties.

The Chinese part of a special economic development zone made up of territory from China and Kazakhstan. Credit Andrea Bruce for The New York Times
Jan 9, 2018

Except for men with long beards and women wearing veils or jewelry with a crescent moon motif, just about anyone can enter Chinese territory — at least a few miles of it — across a frontier marked only by two thin stripes of paint daubed across the road.

Jan 9, 2018

CDT translation contributor Alicia translates a  song that she found to be ubiquitous during her time living in , the capital of the  Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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