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China Change Professor Ilham Tohti Calls for Family to Appeal His Case
China Change, published: October 16, 2015   Ilham Tohti, the Uighur scholar and public intellectual currently serving a life sentence in prison, has called on his family to engage lawyers and lodge an appeal for him through the Chinese judicial system. Ilham made the request on the second occasion that family has visited him since his sentence [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (downloadable)
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 19, 2015   ChinaChange.org Editor’s Note: This article, a total of 24,000 characters in Chinese, was first posted on the Daxiong Gonghui (大象公会) website sometime after the Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s arrest in January, 2014. Daxiong Gonghui described the origin of the artic [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (8 and 9) – Han Chinese Chauvinism; Ethnic Regional Autonomy and Anti-separatism
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 19, 2015 Continued from I. Unemployment, II. Bilingual Education, III. Religion, IV. Ethnic Alienation and Segregation, V.  Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals, VI. The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and VII. Governmental Competence and Credibility   [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (7) – Governmental Competence and Credibility
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 12, 2015 Continued from I. Unemployment, II. Bilingual Education, III. Religion, IV. Ethnic Alienation and Segregation, V.  Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals, and VI. The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.   VII. Governmental Competence and Credibilit [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (6) – The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 11, 2015 Continued from I. Unemployment, II. Bilingual Education, III. Religion, IV. Ethnic Alienation and Segregation, and V.  Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals   VI.  The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) Overview Today’s Xinjiang Production [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (5) – Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 6, 2015 Continued from I. Unemployment, II. Bilingual Education, III. Religion, and IV. Ethnic Alienation and Segregation   V.  Distrust of Ethnic Minority Officials and Intellectuals Overview Widespread official distrust of ethnic minority cadres and intellectuals is one blatantly o [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (4) – Ethnic Alienation and Segregation
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 4, 2015 Continued from I. Unemployment, II. Bilingual Education and III. Religion   IV. Ethnic Alienation and Segregation Overview Among the openly talked-about problems affecting ethnic relations in Xinjiang, perhaps the most important is the increasing sense of alienation among ethni [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (3) – Religion
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: April 26, 2015   Continued from I. Unemployment and II. Bilingual Education III. Religion Overview                                                        Since the July 2009 ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, religious fervor within China’s Uigh [...] Keep reading »
China Change Present-Day Ethnic Problems in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region: Overview and Recommendations (2) – Bilingual Education
By Ilham Tohti, translated by Cindy Carter, published: April 23, 2015   Continued from I. Unemployment II. Bilingual Education Overview Besides unemployment, the issue that provokes the most intense reaction within Xinjiang’s Uighur community is the issue of bilingual education. In practice, “bilingual education” in Xinjiang has essenti [...] Keep reading »
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