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Why the World Should Care About Language in Inner Mongolia
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.

China’s Crackdown on Mongolian Culture
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.
The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap
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.

The Decline of China’s Kingdom of Women
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.

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.

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