‘Utterly Vile’

September 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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My verdict on the verdict for Ilham Tohti is on the Dissent blog.

Previous piece on Tohti here

Islamic State piece on Vice News

September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Iraqi sources claim to have caught a Chinese citizen fighting for the Islamic State militant group.

My piece on China’s recent claims that fighters from Xinjiang are training with IS is up at Vice News.

‘Virtual water’

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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An interview I did for china dialogue on China’s water scarcity and agriculture is now online.

What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘the Uyghurs’

June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Firstly, apologies to Raymond Carver for being yet another desecrator of his great title.

Secondly- this is the title of my latest piece on Xinjiang, which is in the Summer issue of Dissent mag.

Talk on Xinjiang in Chinese and Western Media

March 7, 2014 § 3 Comments

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I’ll be talking at Westminster University, London, on March 19th about how Western and Chinese media tends to represent the  Xinjiang issue in different yet equally distorting ways  – details here.

After Kunming

March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

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I attempt to make sense of the horrible killings in Kunming on the LRB Blog

Free Ilham Tohti

February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Ilham Tohti, the respected Uyghur economist, has been charged with separatism and faces ten years to life in prison in China. It’s the kind of thing that’s a reminder of how China’s judicial and political system hasn’t made the same kind of progress as its economy. I wrote about the case on the LRB Blog.

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