Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
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.
March 31, 2017
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Continues
By Cal Wong
Even while Beijing pursues economic openness in the province, it's turning Xinjiang into a security state.
February 23, 2017
Is China’s Counterterrorism Policy in Xinjiang Working?
By Adrien Morin
China's Xinjiang experience demonstrates the perils of large-scale anti-Muslim policies.
August 17, 2016
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
By Uran Botobekov
While fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party has joined forces with global jihadist movements.
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.
March 11, 2016
Can China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Save the US in Afghanistan?
By Andi Zhou
Expanding China’s direct interests in Afghanistan would open new avenues for U.S.-China cooperation there.
December 19, 2015
China's Minister of Public Security Outlines Anti-Terrorism Agenda
By Shannon Tiezzi
Guo Shengkun urged a stronger response to terrorism, and he has plenty of ideas on what needs to be done.
December 16, 2015
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
By Wade Shepard
There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.
November 13, 2015
China's Potential Pitfalls #4: Splittist Forces
By Xue Li
How separatists in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan could affect China's future.
October 06, 2015
Why Did Britain's Chancellor Visit Xinjiang?
By Kerry Brown
"It is now clear that the British Treasury rather than the Foreign Office runs China policy."
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.
September 24, 2015
Xi's US Trip: A Chance to Stand up for Uyghur Rights
By Rebiya Kadeer
Xi Jinping's trip to the U.S. and address to the UN provide an opportunity to highlight abuses of Uyghur human rights.