ethnic conflict

Translation: “Goodbye, Ilham,” by Huang Zhangjin

Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti has been serving a life sentence for separatism since 2014. Widely known during his career as a moderate voice aiming for productive dialogue between Uyghurs and Han within China, the scholar and...

Unrest In Xinjiang Incites Military Crackdown

The BBC reports that following days of unrest in the Xinjiang region that included an attack on a police station in Hotan on Friday, Chinese officials have increased operations by enacting a twenty-four hour patrol of the...

Obama Visit Shows U.S.-China Rivalry Over Myanmar

Little more than a year ago, there was talk of Myanmar (also known as Burma) as a “Chinese California”, offering China a west coast onto the Indian Ocean. Now, Coke and Pepsi billboards glare at each other across...

Police, Rioters Clash in Western China; At Least Four Dead

At least four people were killed by police during a riot in Hotan, Xinjiang today. From the Los Angeles Times: Authorities in the western frontier city of Hotan opened fire on a mob after it attacked a police station, set it on...

Ethnic Protests in China Have Lengthy Roots

The New York Times provides the historical, political and social context behind the recent protests in Inner Mongolia: …The ethnic Mongolian protests that have swept a number of cities in recent weeks are a sobering...

Dru C. Glaney: China’s Ethnic Fault Lines

“Rising tensions and Resistance to Beijing’s Control Challenge China’s ‘Harmonious’ Society” Dru C. Gladney is President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, a research foundation widely recognized for...

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