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As Global Democracy Retreats, Ethnic Cleansing Is on the Rise
February 23, 2019
As Global Democracy Retreats, Ethnic Cleansing Is on the Rise
The international norm against ethnic cleansing is not just being swept aside. It is at risk of being replaced.
As Global Democracy Retreats, Ethnic Cleansing Is on the Rise
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
October 04, 2018
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
Both peoples inhabit the same land – Xinjiang in western China – but their lives could not be more different.
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
October 10, 2017
The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
Beijing has strong incentives to exert control in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs pay the price.
The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
12 Regions of China: The Southwest
July 29, 2017
12 Regions of China: The Southwest
This area is home to most of China’s 55 ethnic minorities and some of its most spectacular landscapes.
12 Regions of China: The Southwest
12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia
July 27, 2017
12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia has long served as a buffer between China and potential invaders.
12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia
12 Regions of China: The Periphery
July 24, 2017
12 Regions of China: The Periphery
Exploring the historical Chinese frontier.
12 Regions of China: The Periphery
The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present
July 17, 2017
The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present
Rather than viewing China as a monolith, the country can be understood as 12 distinct regions.
The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present
Problematic Privilege in Xinjiang
June 05, 2017
Problematic Privilege in Xinjiang
Xinjiang's removal of the added points policy for university entrance is not all bad news for its ethnic minorities.
Problematic Privilege in Xinjiang
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
July 28, 2016
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
China's refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
How Beijing Turned Koreans Into Chinese
June 09, 2016
How Beijing Turned Koreans Into Chinese
Beijing's success at fostering national unity has most ethnic Koreans in northeast China identifying as Chinese.
How Beijing Turned Koreans Into Chinese
Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs
July 15, 2015
Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs
China's policies force Uyghurs to choose between losing their cultural heritage and pursuing better living standards.
Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
May 06, 2015
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
A racially based definition of "Chineseness" keeps China from becoming a truly globalized nation.
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
December 24, 2014
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
A new document from Beijing outlines a strategy for strengthening ethnic unity in China.
China’s Prescription for ‘Improving Ethnic Work’
The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
September 30, 2014
The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
At a conference in Beijing, China's top leaders offered solutions for "material" and "spiritual" ethnic issues.
The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
August 22, 2014
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
Tibetan rights groups say five men died in police custody after a protest in Garze, Sichuan.
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
The Xinjiang Perspective: In Photos
April 17, 2013
The Xinjiang Perspective: In Photos
China’s security forces have failed in their attempts to win over the nation’s ethnic minorities.
The Xinjiang Perspective: In Photos
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