Unpacking the Layers of China’s Spring Festival Gala
By Nick Carraway
This year, three trends stood out amid the Gala’s presentations, echoing through other official policies.
Asia Has Its Own Strands of Racism. It’s Time to Take Them Seriously.
By Alastair Bonnett
Racism is a problem around the world, but is often overlooked when the problem doesn’t fit neatly into the much-discussed American framework.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Zachary Torrey
Beijing has strong incentives to exert control in Xinjiang. The Uyghurs pay the price.