June 12, 2021
The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
By Christopher Vassallo
Behind the CCP’s horrific crackdown in Xinjiang is a desperate drive to avoid the mistakes that led to the USSR’s collapse.
May 01, 2021
Beyond Xinjiang: Xi Jinping’s Ethnic Crackdown
By James Leibold
The shifts in ethnic policy go well beyond Xinjiang. This is fundamental rethink of how the CCP manages ethnocultural diversity and its colonial possessions.
October 16, 2020
Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia
By Sonam Ongmo and Saglar Bougdaeva
At stake is an 800-year-old script with a multicultural lineage emanating from the golden era of the Silk Route.
September 04, 2020
China’s Crackdown on Mongolian Culture
By Antonio Graceffo
A new policy promoting Mandarin-language education has sparked protests in Inner Mongolia and outrage across the border.
August 14, 2020
The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap
By Safiya Sadyr
New revelations bring to light financial abuses of those interned in China’s “training centers” in Xinjiang.
August 12, 2020
The Decline of China’s Kingdom of Women
By Ana Salvá
Chinese Singaporean lawyer Choo Waihong portrays the slow decline of the culture of the Mosuo, one of the last remaining matriarchal societies in the world.
May 16, 2019
China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
By Rustem Shir
A key part of China's campaign against Uyghur identity is a crackdown on the Uyghur language.
February 23, 2019
As Global Democracy Retreats, Ethnic Cleansing Is on the Rise
By Michael J. Abramowitz and Arch Puddington
The international norm against ethnic cleansing is not just being swept aside. It is at risk of being replaced.
October 04, 2018
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
By Ruth Ingram
Both peoples inhabit the same land – Xinjiang in western China – but their lives could not be more different.
October 10, 2017
The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
By Zachary Torrey
Beijing has strong incentives to exert control in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs pay the price.
July 29, 2017
12 Regions of China: The Southwest
By John Lee
This area is home to most of China’s 55 ethnic minorities and some of its most spectacular landscapes.
July 27, 2017
12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia
By John Lee
Inner Mongolia has long served as a buffer between China and potential invaders.