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China’s Effort to Silence the Sound of Uyghur
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.

As Global Democracy Retreats, Ethnic Cleansing Is on the Rise
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.
The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
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.

The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang
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.

12 Regions of China: The Southwest
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.

12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia
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.

12 Regions of China: The Periphery
July 24, 2017

12 Regions of China: The Periphery

By John Lee
Exploring the historical Chinese frontier.
The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present
July 17, 2017

The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present

By John Lee
Rather than viewing China as a monolith, the country can be understood as 12 distinct regions.

Problematic Privilege in Xinjiang
June 05, 2017

Problematic Privilege in Xinjiang

By Adrian Zenz
Xinjiang's removal of the added points policy for university entrance is not all bad news for its ethnic minorities.

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
July 28, 2016

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex

By Jing Yu
China's refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.

How Beijing Turned Koreans Into Chinese
June 09, 2016

How Beijing Turned Koreans Into Chinese

By Steven Denney and Christopher Green
Beijing's success at fostering national unity has most ethnic Koreans in northeast China identifying as Chinese.
Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs
July 15, 2015

Ramadan or Education: An Impossible Choice for China's Uyghurs

By Andi Zhou
China's policies force Uyghurs to choose between losing their cultural heritage and pursuing better living standards.

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