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East Turkestan

Why Beijing Fears Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti

Alim A. Seytoff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Alim A. Seytoff

Since Xi Jinping became China's new president more than a year ago, questioning or criticizing Chinese Communist Party rule has become an extremely risky business for academics, scholars and lawyers in China.

From Kashgar to Kashi (喀什): The Chinese Remaking of Kashgar

Amy Reger | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Amy Reger

If the Chinese government is serious about bringing prosperity to all ethnicities in East Turkestan with its new development plans, it needs to work aggressively to end open discrimination in the employment sector for Uyghurs.

Chinese People Should Listen to Their Hearts, Not the Propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

There are two choices before the Chinese people: 1) continue the repression of Uyghurs under the pretext of state security, or 2) stand with democratic Uyghurs against the Chinese Communist Party's policies of self-preservation.

Is There Anybody Out There?

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

What is happening in East Turkestan is grave. Thousands of people are being killed, arrested, lost and people are living under threat, trauma and fear.

China's Media "Openness" in East Turkestan

Amy Reger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Reger

As President Obama emphasized the benefits of the free flow of information in Shanghai last month, around 20 million citizens of China remained submerged in an ongoing Internet blackout.