More than 20 countries have issued a joint statement this week condemning China’s mass...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 11, 2016
In late December, China’s National People’s Congress passed a controversial anti-terrorism law, the nation’s first, which came amid a nationwide “war on terror” launched in 2014. An early draft of...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 5, 2013
Choi Chi-yuk reports from Urumqi ahead of the anniversary on Friday of riots in 2009, in which at least 197 people were killed. With Mandy Zuo at South China Morning Post: A bus stop has been built on the Jiefang South Road...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 11, 2013
At Ogle Earth (via Bill Bishop), Stefan Geens addresses speculation over Google Earth images of a Xinjiang construction site so mysterious that “Even an Ex-CIA Analyst Isn’t Sure” what is being built there....
by compco | Aug 9, 2011
Following deadly riots in Xinjiang in 2009, the central government announced a plan to develop a “new Silk Road” to link the isolated, impoverished region to surrounding economies in Central Asia and boost the...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 25, 2011
The Financial Times describes the failure of a Zhejiang-sponsored industrial park in Hotan, part of a government plan to soothe tensions in Xinjiang by promoting economic development: Hangzhou Boulevard, the main axis through...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 8, 2010
Danwei translates reports of a proposal to hydrate Xinjiang by pumping seawater 2,000 kilometres inland and 1,200 metres uphill from the Bohai Sea: The summit’s basic ideas on the subject of “Moving Seawater West; Bringing Bohai...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2010
The Washington Post reports: China’s economic boom had largely left the west behind. Spreading the wealth was as important politically as economically — it was a way of increasing domestic stability and cementing the...
by Sophie Beach | May 5, 2010
AP reports on development plans for Xinjiang, almost a year after ethnic riots hit the capital Urumqi: Various regions across Xinjiang, including 82 cities and towns, will received investment from 19 provinces and municipalities...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 19, 2009
The following blog post was written by a Han Chinese resident of Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang. It was written before the outbreak of violence in Urumqi , but has made a reappearance in the Chinese...
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