Tag Archives: Xinjiang

Xi Jinping’s Chinese Melting Pot

National and sometimes national chauvinist thinking has been natural to many people in the West for the past several centuries. Allegiance to a nation is expected to supercede allegiance to one’s ethnic group and locality in service to a nation-state. … Continue reading

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Poem: Song of the Hammer and Sickle Gang

Today on Twitter I saw a poem by Ilshat H. Kokbore @HKokbore apparently inspired by photos of a woman clothed in the flag of the Chinese Communist Party — a hammer and sickle, representing the workers and the peasants, with … Continue reading

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2021: PRC Party United Front Department Critique of US Human Rights Discourse on Xinjiang

A Chinese publication United Front Work Science has many articles analyzing the issues and proposing policy responses in the work of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department. The Wikipedia has a nice capsule description of the United Front … Continue reading

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Late 1990s Reading Notes: PRC Scholars on Xinjiang

While working in the US Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology Section in the late 1990s, I collected some books on Xinjiang. I went on a ten-day trip there in 1997 planning to do a report on desertification and implementation … Continue reading

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1990s: PRC Scholars on Xinjiang — Analysis and Policy Recommendations

Here are some reading notes I made while working in the U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology Section (1996 – 2001). These I have copied from the old U.S. Embassy Beijing website preserved on the Internet Archive. Here I … Continue reading

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China Anti-Cult Association: Analyzing a Rising Flying Saucer Cult

“As the supreme arbiter of morality and values — as well as the ultimate “manager of society”, the Party demands that all religions take on the colorations that it dictates”. Continue reading

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Politically Incorrect Twitter Browsing Cost Suzhou TV Station Editor His Job

The Suzhou City Main Television Broadcasting Station in its administrative notice of April 4, 2019, announced that Zhu Chengzhuo had been removed from his post as Deputy Director of the All Media Editorial Center of the station. The administrative notice … Continue reading

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United Front Work Department Website Warns US Internet Company: Stop Providing Service to Tibetan and Uyghur Separatists!

Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department China Tibet Network website warns San Francisco-based Cloudflare company that cooperates with dominant Chinese search engine company Baidu that it should stop providing internet service to some websites run by Tibetans and Uigurs … Continue reading

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Ilham Tohti: Xinjiang’s Economic Development and the Relationship Among the Nationalities

Xinjiang’s Economic Development and the Relationship Among the Nationalities [A 2009 article on economic development and government sponsored migrations that have accentuated ethnic frictions in the Xinjiang Autonomous region by an ethnic Uighur scholar, Professor Ilham Tohti of China’s Central … Continue reading

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2011: Prof. Ilham Tohti: Beware of the Danger of Exaggerating the Xinjiang Independence Issue

Prof. Ilham Tohti: Beware of the Danger of Exaggerating the Xinjiang Independence Issue [Translation of a summary of a Radio France International Chinese service interview with Prof. Ilham Tohti on the Radio France International website at http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/111/article_12553.asp ] Why did … Continue reading

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