June 14, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
By Timothy Grose
Forced observances of Han holidays are part of the CCP campaign to remake ethno-national loyalties among Turkic groups in Xinjiang.
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.
August 09, 2016
Tsai’s Apology Strengthens Taiwan’s Place at Front of Chinese Modernity
By Kerry Brown
Mainland China's ethnic policy could stand to learn a thing or two from Tsai's apology.
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.
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.
October 03, 2015
China's 'Protracted War' in Xinjiang
By Shannon Tiezzi
One of China's top leaders preaches stability and ethnic unity in Xinjiang, even as news of more violence emerges.
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.