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Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang
July 06, 2021

Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang

By Gray Sergeant and Isabel Sawkins
Beijing has defended its actions against Muslims by saying they are necessary to weed out terrorism. That claim cannot go unchallenged.

China’s Transnational Repression Leaves Uyghurs No Space to Run
June 24, 2021

China’s Transnational Repression Leaves Uyghurs No Space to Run

By Catherine Putz
Beijing’s peaceful rise has been paralleled by the increasing repression of Uyghurs on China’s behalf around the world.
Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters
June 23, 2021

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters

By Colleen Wood
YouTube's temporary suspension of a Kazakh human rights group’s channel highlights the risks of civil society's heavy reliance on the tech giants.

Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary
June 14, 2021

Emerging Ethnic Affairs Policy Specialist Chen Run’er Could Take Over as Xinjiang Party Secretary

By Tristan Kenderdine
A low flier on a newly established institutional trajectory toward ethnic affairs governance, Chen Run’er could replace the infamous Chen Quanguo at the 2022 CCP Congress.

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
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.

Chen Quanguo, Architect of Xinjiang Crackdown, Likely to be Rewarded With Central Position in 2022
June 07, 2021

Chen Quanguo, Architect of Xinjiang Crackdown, Likely to be Rewarded With Central Position in 2022

By Tristan Kenderdine
Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo will likely see a promotion at the 2022 Communist Party Congress, perhaps to vice premier.

What Do Chinese People Think Is Happening in Xinjiang?
May 29, 2021

What Do Chinese People Think Is Happening in Xinjiang?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Conversations about the Uyghurs and Xinjiang with people in China.
No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang
May 26, 2021

No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Ethnic Kazakhs who fled Xinjiang are caught in an awkward vortex of domestic politics, international pressures, and the legacies of ethnicity and nationalism in Kazakhstan. 

Drop in Xinjiang Birthrate Largest in Recent History: Report
May 13, 2021

Drop in Xinjiang Birthrate Largest in Recent History: Report

By Dake Kang
Experts note that the tightening birth control measures must be understood in the broader context of fear that's pervasive among Xinjiang's minorities.

China Is Courting Middle Eastern Nations on Xinjiang
May 05, 2021

China Is Courting Middle Eastern Nations on Xinjiang

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
As Western nations impose sanctions on China over its treatment of the Uyghurs, Beijing is reaching out to the Muslim world for support.

The Kazakh Herders of Xinjiang 
May 04, 2021

The Kazakh Herders of Xinjiang 

By Sribala Subramanian
Revisiting “Winter Pasture,” an early chronicle of the hardships endured by a Xinjiang-based minority group.
Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach
April 29, 2021

Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach

By Zoe Jordan
What makes China’s shifting strategy on Xinjiang information management unique is that in addition to traditional approach to censorship, there seems to be a shift to fill the censored silence with noise.

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