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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.

Taiwan Voices Support for Uyghurs in China
May 02, 2019

Taiwan Voices Support for Uyghurs in China

By Wen Lii
The human rights crisis in Xinjiang foreshadows Taiwan’s future under PRC control, and the island knows it.
A Holiday in Xinjiang
February 04, 2019

A Holiday in Xinjiang

By Ruth Ingram
What it’s like being a tourist inside a police state.

China's Information War Against the Uyghurs
December 20, 2018

China's Information War Against the Uyghurs

By Michael Clarke
Chinese information warfare is often assumed to be externally focused, but it is being used domestically as well.

China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry
November 29, 2018

China Stays Tough on Xinjiang Policy Despite Growing Global Outcry

By Charlotte Gao
While scholars worldwide call for sanctions, Chinese authorities are poised to expand the crackdown to other regions.

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.

China’s Surreptitious Advance in Afghanistan
September 22, 2018

China’s Surreptitious Advance in Afghanistan

By Shubhangi Pandey
Deteriorating Afghan security poses risks for China, so Beijing is quietly building up its presence in the area.
In Xinjiang, China’s 'Neo-Totalitarian' Turn Is Already a Reality
March 10, 2018

In Xinjiang, China’s 'Neo-Totalitarian' Turn Is Already a Reality

By Michael Clarke
China is not only reviving Mao-era social controls, but augmenting them through cutting-edge technology.

Uyghur Biodata Collection in China
December 28, 2017

Uyghur Biodata Collection in China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Darren Byler.

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.

I Am Uyghur and I Will Protest
June 08, 2017

I Am Uyghur and I Will Protest

By Munawwar Shamseden Abdulla
One member of the Uyghur diaspora explains why Uyghurs abroad raise their banners outside Chinese embassies.
Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?
April 29, 2017

Why is China Banning Baby Names and Beards in Xinjiang?

By Peter Irwin
Crucial to understanding China’s recent moves in the region is a piece of legislation that quietly took effect on April 1.

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