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China’s Uighur — what you need to know

A distinct community The Uighur are a Turkic-speaking minority based in China's northwestern Xinjiang province. They are predominantly a Sunni Muslim community, and one of the 55 recognized ethnic minorities in China. Most Uighurs view Beijing as a "coloniz…
bubmag
December 4, 2019
Silk Road

Sieren’s China: Europe must speak with one voice

When French President Emmanuel Macron was recently in China on a three-day visit, he said that he was speaking in the name of Europe. Such a comment might not have gone down well in Berlin. Or did Macron confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before goin…
bubmag
November 18, 2019
Silk Road

China’s Surveillance State Has Eyes on Central Asia

Chinas advanced surveillance regime is taking root along the length of the Belt and Roadespecially the Belt, the overland Eurasian routes that were the origin of the governments ambitious investment project. Recently, Kyrgyzstan opened a new police command ce…
bubmag
November 15, 2019
Silk Road

Deathly Silence: An Inside Look at Kashmir

November 15, 2019  12:43 PM The first thing that comes as a surprise to a visitor is just how quiet it is. You can see people on the streets, but shops and offices are all closed. Officially, the schools are open, but the classrooms are largely empty becaus…
bubmag
November 15, 2019