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2017/05/16 | ZiQing Low

China Issues Banned and Required Terminology for Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China Sea

'Under no condition should “President (or Vice President) of the Republic of China” be used to refer to the leaders of Taiwan, even if it is put in quotation marks.'

2017/05/09 | ZiQing Low

Syria Aims to Win Chinese Support with Exaggerated Numbers of Uighur ISIS Fighters

Previous reports suggest about 100 Uighurs are involved in ISIS, but it is hard to verify these numbers due to strict information control in the Xinjiang.

2017/04/08 | Chublic Opinion

Your Womb, My History: Surrogacy in China

A recent debate about legalizing surrogacy suddenly swerved and crashed into the carefully guarded space of post-1949 Chinese history, creating an opening that competing camps of online commentary vied to control.

2017/03/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Xi's 'Great Wall of Iron' to Safeguard Xinjiang?

The 'great wall of iron' comes after the Islamic State released a video featuring young Uighurs vowing to plant their flag in China and promising that 'blood will flow in rivers.'

2017/03/16 | Adrian Zenz and James Leibold

Xinjiang’s Rapidly Evolving Security State

The CCP's heavy-handed approach in Xinjiang creates an atmosphere of insecurity by legitimizing increasingly intrusive surveillance measures that are chiefly focused on the Uyghur minority.

2017/03/07 | The Japan Times

China's Heavy Hand in Xinjiang

China is right to worry about the dangers of Islamic extremism in its western provinces, but it must also recognize that this threat is a result of Beijing’s own policies.

2017/02/27 | Chublic Opinion

China and the Atheist Manifesto

A recent revision of a low-level administrative regulation aiming at maintaining social order stirred up a great controversy online in China.

2017/02/24 | Michael Clarke

'Striking Hard’ with ‘Thunderous Power’: Beijing's Show of Force in Xinjiang

Beijing appears either unwilling or unable to perceive that its hard line in Xinjiang is providing fertile conditions for the extremism it so fears by providing an already marginalized ethnic minority population with motive and opportunity for the mobilization of political violence.

2016/09/27 | James Leibold

Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?

The relative lack of interethnic contact today could ultimately prove detrimental to the long-term health and durability of multiculturalism in China.

2016/09/02 | J. Michael Cole

Taiwanese, Hong Kongers and Uighurs Not Welcome Near G20

Chinese authorities are making sure that no ‘troublemaker’ will be able to use the gathering of leaders to draw global attention to their causes.

2016/08/17 | J. Michael Cole

China Uses Thousands of Chinese Teachers to Combat Uighur ‘Separatism’

Beijing appears to be accelerating education programs designed to dilute the ethno-linguistic bond that gives Uighurs and Tibetans their distinct identity.